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Robert O'Donnell  After 28 years as a picture frame manufacturer, I am now on my own and brokering deals for framers and galleries w/ the best frame makers nationwide!

Throwback Thursday: The Infinity Tunnel. On a recent visit to a client I saw this pair of rope cap mirrors that harken back to my RPF days. “It must’ve been 2005 or so but I remember when you bought those! Why are they still here?” “The designer ordered them, paid for them and never picked them up. I guess she left town in a hurry as her number and address changed and my notes to her were returned.” At least she wound up with a pair of beauties. What have you inherited from disappearing clients? #tbt #wood #rope #cap #carved #corner #22k #gold #antique #custom #pair #mirror #picture #frames #craftsmanship #woodworking #mastercraft #handmade #duo #infinity #tunnel #inherited #client #pieces #elegant #interiordesign #customframing #like4like #likeforlike

Woodlands Wednesday: Operating in the Black. After three years as a picture frame broker, the hardest task I face is finding new corner styles (or combinations) to post that the company-of-the-day hasn’t beaten me to; especially @quattroframeworks! So when I saw a whole bunch of new Banya styles on the racks, I grabbed a couple and started snapping away while Sebastian was distracted! I love the ashy, aged look of these two hand-carved pieces. The extra dust in the recesses just adds to their character. Simple elegant! #wood #handcarved #traditional #style #rustic #black #grey #sepia #stain #12k #gold #silver #dusty #antique #custom #creative #picture #frames #new #craftsmanship #woodworking #original #interiordesign #relaxed #elegance #customframing #wallporn #picoftheday #like4like

Two More for Tuesday: Carve ‘n Copper! Justin and the crazy creatives of @framedesigns love playing with metallic tones and finishes. While they could play it safe and stick with gold and silver, they prefer to challenge convention. As such, you’re more inclined to find Pewter, tarnished Bronze, antiqued Brass and this - my fave - oxidized Copper! Polo painstakingly carved these before turning them over to Justin, David, and the other mad scientists to create these richly rewarding finishes. Precious Metals, indeed! #wood #carved #southwest #motif #handmade #layered #finish #metallic #powder #oxidized #copper #tarnished #chemistry #custom #creative #original #picture #frame #design #craftsmanship #woodworking #customframing #interiordesign #rich #texture #imagination #art #jewelry #like4like

Two for Tuesday: 21st Century Selling. The Santa Fe crew of @framedesigns and I love clients with imagination. A framer had a customer bring in a large southwestern landscape. The framer had Justin’s traditional Navajo carved cherry sample on the wall but ‘twas too narrow. With a simple sketch of a wider version scanned and sent, the framer was able to make the sale in minutes! Technology to the rescue! #cherry #wood #carved #traditional #navajo #design #wider #bigger #handmade #custom #picture #frame #pair #craftsmanship #woodworking #22k #gold #rosewood #stain #southwest #interiordesign #art #sketched #scan #technology #creative #imagination #like4like #likeforfollow

More Monday Magic: Who wants ice cream? The dynamic duo of @hangsteady love keeping @randyhessart busy with custom frame designs. One of my all-time faves from Andria and Andrew? This vibrant Albus they ordered for an @nhdstudio Pop print their client (@naturalmakeupchic) had picked up. “I’ll take Framing Perfection for $600, Alex.” Fun-yet-simple-yet-elegant is not an easy combination to pull off but this piece is exquisite. Yummy! #maple #wood #customized #albus #design #vibrant #teal #edge #pop #print #icecream #summertreat #tasty #elegant #custom #handmade #creative #picture #frame #woodworking #craftsmanship #imagination #playful #fun #elegant #modern #contemporary #likeforlike

Monday Morning Magic: Practically Perfect Painting! Our favorite precision framemaker, @randyhessart, has been super busy filling custom orders. The beauty of working with Randy is that he actually encourages customers to specialize their frames; and a few of them don’t need to be told twice! For instance, @customframingnyc, @frames_unlimited_charleston, @framesandstretchers and @hangsteady have all made a habit of challenging Randy’s ‘hand’ ... and he loves it! #wood #handpainted #designs #artistic #creative #imagination #ocd #art #painting #precision #linear #fine #clean #modernist #fun #custom #handmade #picture #frames #special #woodworking #contemporary #interiordesign #artisan #customframing #special #colors #gilding #like4like

Saturday Spectacular: I’m Impressed! It turns out that my friends with the incredible collection of historical frames have an abundance of classic American styles and some of their pieces have the most amazing panels I’ve ever seen! As soon as I saw this subtly textured, 4 1/4” wide American Impressionist creation (again by Newcomb Macklin), I knew I’d be sharing it. So, if you happen to have a 15 1/4 x 18 1/4 canvas needing a real antique frame, I’ll hook you up! #wood #handcarved #american #impressionist #antique #original #master #craftsmanship #woodworking #artistry #carving #gilding #custom #woodwork #creative #traditional #classic #interiordesign #picture #frame #vault #oneofakind #artisanal #masterpiece #forsale #available #customframing #likeforlike #like4like

More Friday Fun: The Devil is in the Details. There’s really no framing challenge that Kosal from @framedbykosal won’t embrace! Take this autographed print from the role-play video game “Diablo” for instance. Kosal decided to (perfectly!) recreate the color gradients from the art onto two mats while extending only the delicate bolts of lightning all the way to the frame! Kraziness! #fun #frame #friday #repost #diablo #devil #roleplay #game #video #art #handpainted #mat #color #gradient #extended #lightning #bolts #artistic #craftsmanship #masterpiece #print #enhancement #playful #custom #creative #picture #frame #customized #artsy #likeforlike #like4like

Fun Frame Friday: Another Kozal Kreation. My “fram-ance” with @framedbykosal kontinues. It must be one helluva party inside Kozal’s mind! It’s one thing to devise the concept but to execute it flawlessly is a whole other level of talent. And this piece is flawless! Take a closer look at the Seuss poster and how carefully Kozal brought the landscape onto the mat and frame. PS: The Frame and mat are fabric-wrapped and HAND-STITCHED!! Krazy Kool! #drseuss #poster #grinch #winter #carnival #dartmouth #creative #concept #handpainted #picture #frame #mat #layered #extension #craftsmanship #imagination #handmade #fun #art #enhanced #detailed #playful #interiordesign #creativity #unleashed #artistry #oneofakind #likeforlike #like4like

TBT: Corners in the Rear View Mirror May Appear as Gorgeous as They Are. Since only part of the carvings were visible this morning, I had a few DMs asking me to show the details of both. Of course I had additional photos! And the principal RPF Artisan’s who crafted these beauties years ago are now happily part of the @quattroframeworks family! I love that these styles will continue to be crafted the way they were originally designed for years to come! #wood #serger #carving #handmade #carved #gilded #12k #pine #walnut #stained #antique #traditional #twist #rustic #elegance #original #finish #design #custom #creative #picture #frames #woodworking #craftsmanship #master #artisans #relaxed #interiordesign #like4like

TBT to Traditional Rustic Elegance. I was visiting one of my former Regence customers this week and marveled at the collection of RPF samples she’d amassed during our time together. She pulled these two off the wall calling them her “go-to’s,” whether the art is classic or modern. Different widths, similar carvings, different wood finishes (Pino and Rosewood). This supports the theory that, in many cases, the busier the frame the more it “disappears” from the art! #tbt #wood #carved #serger #classic #traditional #rustic #twist #12k #pine #rosewood #original #finishes #custom #creative #handmade #picture #frames #cractsmanship #woodworking #relaxed #elegance #masterpiece #artisanal #walldecor #realdeal #creativity #likeforlike #like4like

More Wednesday Wonders: Now Meet “Chicken Feed.” I think the ‘funnest’ part of working with Jim, Justin, and the entire @wsgframes gang is the latitude they give me in naming their cool creations. For instance, these two earth-toned & handmade newbies are obviously informed by the WSG “Chicken Scratch” line but without the ... well ... scratch! So, if you love the idea of a patterned closed-corner frame but prefer a subtler repeat then these are the pieces for you! #fun #wood #poplar #basswood #handshaped #emboss #punch #repeatpattern #subtle #muted #color #combos #earthtones #original #design #artsy #custom #creative #picture #frames #woodworking #craftsmanship #imagination #interiordesign #new #walldecor #customframing #like4like #likeforlike

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