Relying on more than 25 years of experience in the framing and art-design fields, Affordable Frame Design's seasoned staff performs a diverse bevy of services and products for homes and businesses. The artistically conscious professionals assemble elegant frames for artwork, documents, and family memorabilia in-house, using professional conservation materials to seal contents inside sleek encasings. More than 4,000 frame samples line the shop's two showrooms, where the multitalented designers also repair busted frames, cleanse and stretch canvases, proffer art appraisals, and construct borders for shadowboxes and flat-screen TVs. To ensure their custom creations don't clash with curtains or throw pillows' new shoes, Affordable Frame Design's team travels to clients' homes for personal consultations and installation services.
Sunshine Ace Hardware stockpiles more than 40,000 tools, fishing gear, housewares, and other handy items across six local storefronts. Three-piece stainless steel barbecue sets ($24.99) brave scorching flames as chefs spear, flip, and sear entrees over backyard grills. Fasten loose screws or ease bolts from lab experiments’ necks with a 21-piece drill bit set from Craftsman ($24.99), or beckon fish from the waves with a deluxe Shimano Zircos 4000 rod and reel fishing combo ($79.99). In downtown Naples, whimsical hardware-themed fixtures illuminate Sunshine Ace Hardware’s recently remodeled flagship store, whose walls are dappled with photos of the store’s 60-year history and prehistoric man’s discovery of circular saws.
International Fine Art Expositions, a prestigious arts organization that has held more than 65 international art fairs, responds to the lack of winter exhibitions available to art lovers in southwest Florida with these two new fairs. The curators of Naples International Art and Antiques Fair have carefully selected 60–70 prestigious art, antique, and jewelry dealers from around the world. Visitors to the exhibition can marvel at the work of old masters and impressionist painters as well as that of contemporary sculptors, jewelers, and fashion designers. Antique aficionados can recreate the setting of any Dickens novel or Jane Austin video game as they stroll amidst sundry furnishings, decorative arts, silver crafts, and rare books.
For more than 30 years, Dalis Pest Management has safeguarded settlements against creepy-crawly invaders through preemptive inspection and removal services. With a one-time application and inspection, owner-operator technicians target home interiors, exteriors, and perimeters using the latest pest-control tools including sprays, traps, and black holes disguised as cheese. Each treatment is customized to the unique problems plaguing the home, and though today’s service will not cover rodent or termite treatment, Dalis’s technicians will remove spiders and spider webs, fire-ant mounds, wasp nests, and the occasional encyclopedia salesman.
Stallion Painting's Frank Zangari began painting at age 13. As he grew older, he began focusing his artistic abilities on beautifying living spaces. Eventually, he learned professional techniques such as spreading venetian plaster—a mixture infused with marble dust that requires a skilled hand and provides walls with gleaming texture. Now, at 56, Zangari continues to perfect his trade by refinishing wood surfaces, applying golf leaf to fine accents, and painting frescoes. He also epoxy seals garage floors with artistic techniques first used to protect the tires on Caesar's Cadillac