Art without a frame, like a kitten without a leash, is free to claw at tapestries and leave paw prints on the ottoman. Today's Groupon skillfully keeps paintings and photographs from harming themselves and others. For $45, you get $110 worth of framing services from Art Heads Custom Framing. Four locations in Portland, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, and Sellwood/Moreland employ experienced and meticulous eyes that can guide any frame-explorer to the perfect handcrafted ornamentation or shadow box to surround their cherished pieces.
Walls garnished with thought-provoking masterpieces make living rooms into museums with couches where friends and family love to lounge. Art Heads Custom Framing has acted as a secondary curator to museums with couches all over the city by offering always-friendly and knowledgeable art advice. The locally owned company decorates its walls with an enormous stock of available designs, colors, and carefully framed patterns waiting to cater to a personal piece. Custom framing begins at $45 for 8"x10" frames with basic matting, glass, and backing, and prices go up for bigger and more detailed framing choices as you accentuate a rare Charles Wysocki print, wedding collages, family St. Patrick's Day photos, or retired pet-rock collections.
Today's Groupon can frame a few small pieces, or the full $110 can go toward a custom framing sized up to a 22"x28" with non-fancy mounting materials. For large and elaborate projects, you can apply your Groupon toward the cost and pay the difference. All framing is done in the shop by skilled hands that treat each project with the utmost respect and dedication, and all finished works come with the necessary hanging equipment for presenting the piece in its pre-destined location (installation services may be purchased for an additional fee). Though appointments are not necessary, they are recommended to ensure an uninterrupted audience with the framing gurus.
Art Heads Custom Framing
The designers at Art Heads Custom Framing preserve portraits, paintings, collectibles, and family heirlooms. These aesthetic experts—who recently framed a pair of gloves formerly inhabited by Marilyn Monroe's hands—consult with clients to customize a frame based on clients' display preferences, the significance of the memorabilia, and whether soon-to-be-framed items might attempt escape. Using these designations, clients draw inspiration from more than 3,000 frame samples to craft frames that include such touches as decorative mouldings and UV-resistant glass.