We recently did a talk at the Beaconsfield Newcomers Club and had a blast! Thank you for having us! We discussed some great ideas that were too good to not share!
As you all know, we are custom framers. Most of you have an understanding of what that means, but we’re here to shake things up and get you thinking outside of the frame. Consider framing as tool rather than a decoration with the help of these 4 points.
1. Feeling good has a value.
When you visit one of our shoppes, we ask many questions because we want to know what the item you’ve brought in to get framed needs to do for you. Generally, what we choose to surround ourselves with have a purpose. The items can uplift us, remind us of a special moment or person and/or connect us. For example, we frame university degrees, not parking tickets. :)
2. Preservation and protection
When you go to a museum, how do they show you something is special, historically significant, and culturally important? It is framed and displayed to look like something of value. What gives it the most protection is not from the materials, but from the fact that people care for it in ways that keep it safe.
Every family tends to have a keeper of records and custodian of their heritage. Is that you? And how are these important items and stories kept? Will the next generation be able to tell between a drawer full of treasures and a drawer full of junk? Custom framing family artifacts creates interest, promotes discussion and develops want. Because it looks special it will be treated specially.
Fitting a lifetime of stuff into a smaller space is a challenge. But don’t worry, there are ways to tell the same stories but reduce the number of items you have on the wall. Just like you might have to get a smaller couch or decrease the number of chairs you have in your smaller space, you still can host a bang on party with all of your loved ones. By creating groupings, resizing photos and updating frames you can achieve displays that fit your new space properly, but still have everything you want to surround yourself with.
4. Frame management
Over the years, we’ve worked on some amazing and creative projects that have shown us ways to cleverly frame collections, children’s art, photos, and the like, to help manage them. I’ve felt those feelings of being overwhelmed by the shear volume of stuff but have been too emotionally connected to just toss them. Custom framing is a great way to organize the chaos in a beautiful and functional way. Command centers, meal planning, seasonal art and the list goes on, and on, and on, can all find a purposeful spot and display that works for your space.