By now you know that we adore antiques and the stories they tell.
You've seen the thoughtful selection of materials we use to protect the vintage items we've worked with over the years and the defining design elements that make each project unique.
Today, we're taking a look at The vintage Canadian Tire magazine project.
Our biggest driver when working with antiques or any item brought to us is understanding the intent of the piece. How does the client want to feel when they look upon the finished project? Does the frame design have to serve a functional purpose or will it be strictly for decor?
The design for this vintage Canadian Tire magazine had to allow the magazine to be easily removed from the frame. So we had to build a hinged door on the front of the frame design and nestle the magazine within the backdrop for simple removal as needed.
We selected two wood mouldings to construct a deep frame. A bright red mat was used to line the inside of the frame for a rich detail.
As the main mat, we decided on a velvet ebony that would house the magazine. Adding decorative tabs holds the magazine in place while allowing for it to be easily removed.
And as a final touch, a metallic plate pulling from the tone of the tabs with custom text, sits centered under the magazine.
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