Before and After Photos
The black mat and weird cropping of the photo really killed this design. We used the original outer frame (this is one of a pair), added an inner frame and a gold leaf slip, reduced the size of the photo and re-cropped it, and added a new white mat with a V-groove.
You can't just sandwich a big photo up against a piece of glass and expect it to look great. It doesn't work that way. Inevitably, gravity and the environment will do what they do, and you end up with a mess like the picture on the right. The photo had to be re-printed, mounted correctly and given some breathing space. We also added a beautiful, distressed Italian frame which made perfect sense for the subject.
This frame says "I'm a cheap poster".
This original oil painting by Shane Devries is the cover artwork for the children's book "Never Smile at a Crocodile".
The original matboard could not be safely removed from the art, so we decided to place a new mat over the top to blend the background into the hand-crafted circle frame.
This stunning oil painting by Lionel Lindsay was originally in this John Thallon frame. It was extremely damaged, which is why it was re-framed many years ago in the plain, previous photo. Thankfully, the owner had the foresight to keep the original frame. We repaired it, and reunited the two.
Five new ornaments were cast and added to this frame. We even used rusty old nails to replace the ones which were removed.