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Robert O'Donnell  In ‘88 I became a picture frame designer and manufacturer. In 2015 I started brokering deals for framers/ galleries w/ the best boutique frame makers!

Weekend WrapUp: Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! My friend (and photographer to the stars!), @karjaka, wanted to recreate a cherished childhood photo memory. After having the original pic of his grandmother and dad reprinted, he asked me if the original frame and matting (top left) could be duplicated. Enter @jojerframes / Juan Rodriguez who matched the mats perfectly and got damn close with the frame. I’d say that’s one happy customer! .
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#special #project #childhood #memory #recreated #sepia #family #photo #gray #white #double #mat #silver #frame #match #heirloom #custom #customframing #happy #client #sentimental #value #likeforlike #like4like

Fun Friday: Millennial Gothic. If Grant Wood were alive today, just how differently might his iconic American Gothic have turned out? I actually laughed out loud when I came across this @wsgframes share!
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#americangothic #classic #art #update #millennials #selfie #pose #nofishlips #hysterical #funfriday #moderntwist #fun #twisted #likeforlike #like4like

Throwback to a Designer’s “Lightbulb Moment.” My friend, Tena, of @artistframegallery is a very creative custom framer and designer. When a client brought in this portrait photograph of Thomas Edison for framing, Tena zeroed in on the sepia tones and the garden textures. Instinctively, she reached for this classic Tundra style from @wsgframes which proved to be the perfect accent for the picture! Thank goodness for that lightbulb! 💡
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #art #sepia #photo #thomasedison #designer #insight #instinct #wood ##tundra #african #tribal #pattern #paint #layers #artsy #woodwork #colors #handmade #custom #creative #picture #frame #craftsmanship #artistic #interiordesign #likeforlike #like4like

Wondrous Wednesday and the Case for Radial Ridges. I have a soft spot for all things Deco. While there are definitive Deco frames, I’ve long felt that custom ridged profiles can also emulate this design period if done properly. This trio from @cdnv qualifies as “done properly!” Their carved radial corner ridges and gilded finishes are near perfect. That you’ve got three different widths to then choose from is a bonus! .
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#deco #ridge #round #radial #corners #carved #handcarved #outer #double #12k #22k #gold #bright #rub #handmade #custom #handfinished #picture #frames #craftsmanship #woodworking #mastercraft #artisan #carver #clays #fun #interiordesign #likeforlike #like4like

Two Still Life’s for Tuesday. The guys of @wesleyallenframes have been keeping a low profile in recent months while designing new profile & finish combos. One of the more exciting veneers they’re working with is this olive ash burl! Ben’s been playing with different stains and the two that made the final cut are Vintage Brown (on the 1 1/2”) and Green Leaf (2”). I love the versatility this new line offers the framer. It’s obvious that Joe and Ben understand that it’s all about options with today’s clients! .
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#twofer #twofortuesday #art #stilllife #framed #two #choices #wood #veneer #olive #ash #burl #vintage #brown #green #stain #handmade #custom #creative #picture #frames #craftsmanship #woodworking #carpentry #handfinished #traditional #interiordesign #likeforlike #like4like

Meditative Monday - Veteran’s Day 2018. On this day (truly every day) we honor those special individuals who have served this nation. To those who came home, and those who didn’t, the entire The Frame Master family - including the crew of @quattroframeworks - salute you! You’re all stars as far as we’re concerned! .
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#veterans #veteransday #vets #salute #honor #appreciate #red #blue #gold #block #stars #americana #american #custom #handmade #picture #frames #craftsmanship #woodworking #historical #traditional #simple #interiordesign #usa #flag #inspiration #customframing #likeforlike #like4like

Weekend WrapUp: Closed Corner to the Rescue! Kathryn of @churchstreetframeworks and @davemakielski happened to both be looking for an alternative to the discontinued moulding on the left. One call to Justin of @framedesigns resulted in the gorgeous finished corner version on the right! I keep saying that I’m only interested in solutions... .
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#rustic #tribal #cut #woodburn #moulding #length #handcut #custom #alternative #finished #corner #creative #handfinished #solution #handmade #picture #frame #woodwork #creativity #craftsmanship #primitive #art #interiordesign #woodworking #masterwork #woodburning #match #likeforlike #like4like

Fun Frame Friday: I’m in a Blue ‘n Grey State of Mind. The creatives of @wsgframes are going to have one helluva prolific display in Las Vegas at the @wcafexpo in January! What I love most about Jim, Justin and the crew is that they create groupings of a design once they hit on something cool. This hand-striated pattern proved to be such a runaway hit that WSG created an entire line of this unique-but-understated drawing frame. Ironically, this set leaves me anything but blue! .
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#drawing #narrow #cap #grooved #striations #blue #grey #lavender #painted #dusty #handmade #fun #custom #creative #picture #frames #craftsmanship #playful #woodworking #carpentry #artsy #interiordesign #handfinished #imagination #original #design #prolific #likeforlike #like4like

Throwback to Another Variation on a Theme! Same profile and carving (!) as this morning’s post but the pattern is spread across the entire face of the shape. I love love love playing with carvings and finishes! Now THAT’s real Rustic Elegance!
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #carved #rustic #elegance #handmade #traditional #dust #browns italian #oldworld #antique #stains #layers #craftsmanship #master #carver #woodworking #art #custom #creative #artisan #interiordesign #handfinished #woodwork #artisanal #masterpiece #likeforlike #like4like

Throwback to a Rustic Elegance Highlight. A client is framing a portrait of a girl and her horse. For equestrian pieces, my go to has long been my RPF Bronzino and Rosewood designs. I love this carving (which Gogo first debuted on a different profile in the ‘70s!) and this tightly carved version is probably my favorite variation! The soft antique gilding of the cap is what then elevates this frame from Rustic to Elegant! And it’s one of those rare frames that is perfect for a girl or a boy! .
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #carved #rustic #elegant #handmade #traditional #update #gold #22k #dust #antique #stains #layers #craftsmanship #master #carver #woodworking #art #custom #creative #artisan #interiordesign #handfinished #woodwork #artisan #masterpiece #likeforlike #like4like

Woodworks Wednesday: Twin Frames of Different Mothers. On a recent visit to the factory of @quattroframeworks, I came across these two beauties that Sebastian, Hernan and the crew had completed for a client. I’ve always liked this contemporary-traditional gilded/rustic mashup and seeing the two side-by-side shows just how impressive and versatile this design is! Portrait... Landscape... Mirror... Take your pick!
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#wood #carved #traditional #mod #slant #shape #rough #scraped #barnwood #brown #stain #22k #12k #gold #antique #mashup #twins #custom #handmade #handfinished #picture #frames #craftsmanship #woodworking #artisan #master #interiordesign #like4like #likeforlike

Another Two for Tuesday: There’s still time to VOTE! Polling places are open ‘til 9pm so there’s no excuse. @woodworksimagery and the entire The Frame Master Marketplace Family urge you to exercise your civil rights and civic duty! Go ahead and check the Red boxes or check the Blue boxes (or mix and match) but VOTE! Be heard!
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#election2018 #electionday #rockthevote #beheard #voting #bethechange #noh8 #exercise #bluewave #redalert #ivoted #red #blue #stained #colors #maple #contemporary #design #artisan #craftsmanship #woodworking #american #custom #creative #hardwood #picture #frames #likeforlike #like4like

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