Saturday, November 12, 2011

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The challenge was to frame this 100 year old piece of newspaper so it could be viewed from both sides. It is suspended between UV glass and UV plexiglas, floated due to the uneven edges. The moulding is walnut. We achieved the dark frame finish using a technique that is as old as the newspaper itself. The hanging hardware is repurposed vintage clothes hooks and drawer pulls.
When Anne came in to pick up the piece she said it was exactly what she had envisioned. Then she asked if we wanted to know how she knew about our shop? Of course we did. She was at Michael's art supply inquiring about having the piece framed there and the framing salesmen said, "this is not something we are able to do". Just then an anonymous customer at Michael's said, "you should go to Random Framing, they can do all kinds of things". I thought it was one of the funniest referral stories I'd ever heard and I'd really like to know who that person was!

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