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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Great Frame Up!

Hello ladies!  Hope you all are having a great day!
A bit earlier this winter, I was commissioned to create a large collection of painted picture frames for a loft style office in Chicago.  Of course I was thrilled, and jumped at the opportunity!
I already had some interesting frames in my stash, and also made many trips to hunt for more, both vintage and newer.  My clients were interested in an eclectic mix of ornate and clean & simple lined frames, and asked that they be painted white, with a few gold and silver for some added punch.

And this is what I came up with!  I had so much fun creating this collection. 
 This was my largest custom project yet, now I can't wait for more commissions!

Lots and lots of ornate shabbyliscious frames!

 And here they are, in their new home!  It is a rare treat that I get to see my creations in their new environment!
photo courtesy of Zapwater Communications

From lil' ol' me in small town Washington State to Downtown Chicago!  Not too shabby, I guess!
On a different note, hubby and I will be attending the Northwest Flower & Garden Show tomorrow in downtown Seattle.  I can hardly wait!  I know that it'll give me spring fever for sure!  I'll be taking lots of photos to share with you all!
Have a great weekend!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Well, you know how much I LUV frames, so this is fab. Have fun at the show. Looking forward to seeing lots of pics.

Love of the Sea said...

How exciting. These came out great. What a nice commission!!! :)

NanaDiana said...

Donna! Good for you! how wonderful that you were able to do that. I hope you get some more big orders, too! Have fun at the show tomorrow. I'm in Orlando and will say Hi to Mickey for you- xo Diana

Debbie said...

Wow, Donna!!! This is awesome!!!
Good for you.
Have fun at the show tomorrow. I miss the flower shows.

Susan said...

Congratulations Donna! I have to admit, I'm envious of this client. I spotted your first photo in the post and started drooling over all these frames. And wow - those gold ones are so unique! They all look fabulous in this office. Great job!
- Susan

Chris Arlington said...

AWESOME ! what a great gig!

myric andreasen said...

Oh Donna, you have great collections of frames! Congratulations. I am so happy for you!!!

Hugs hugs and many hugs.

Hilarious, you were in my dream last night!


Kim K. said...

Congratulations, Donna. What a fantastic collection. I'm so happy for you. Have a fantastic weekend!

Tete said...

Look at that wall! Wow, girl, you have hit the big time now! So proud of you! Hope you get more business like this. What a thrill it must be for you. Hope you are feeling good today.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, this is spectacular, Donna!!! I'm so proud of you--This is purely amazing!!! I hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Congrats on a job well done! How exciting!

Chris Arlington said...

I've already commented on your gorgeous frames. But, I came back for a visit and saw your furry girl's picture in a raincoat, I just love it ! What a great way to start the day with that image in mind.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh how wonderful! you did an amazing job! no one does framing like YOU!