Both a framed work of art and a finicky antique cannon add a lot of personality to a living room at the simple expense of a few holes in the wall. Maximize aesthetics and minimize structural damage with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Dimensions Gallery & Framing in Sun Prairie.
At Dimensions Gallery & Framing, Kevin and Adonna Nelson's creative eyes and practiced hands outfit artworks with a trove of custom, conservation-quality frames to preserve aesthetic mementos. Patrons can sift through a formidable menagerie of both contemporary and classic frames to ensconce pictures betwixt borders of metal, hand-finished wood, and other materials. Lines from Larson-Juhl surround two-dimensional keepsakes with the Tuscany collection's distressed patterns on wood tones, which were inspired by antique Italian furniture, and the Zen collection's crisp metallic shades and freshwater tubing filled with live, softly crooning koi. Prices vary depending on the style and the size of the piece, with basic 8" x 10" frames starting at $24 and 16" x 20" frames starting at $42. Guests can seek the staff's advice for which rims and mattings would best gussy up oil paintings, family portraits, or hastily snapped shots of a bear or a prank victim.
After thumbing through Dimensions' exhaustive supply of image edges, customers can also venture into the shop's showroom, where the output of local artists lines the walls and shelves in the form of paintings, blown glass, and photography.