Oafish eighteenth-century collectors once cut off part of Rembrandt's 34-character painting Night Watch to fit their wall, forever obscuring the location of Waldo. Practice non-destructive painting presentation with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $125 worth of custom framing at Grand Frame, Inc. in Arlington Heights.
Grand Frame employs a host of frame whisperers who coax gilded outlines to fit around any object they encounter. The framers vow that each framing will be completed within a week, and perform all bordering business on-site in their 8,000-square-foot showroom and workshop. Grand Frame imports all frames from Italy, and frames all Italian importers for jaywalking. The company will also happily frame any and all unusual objects, with past projects containing anything from LCD TVs to sports jerseys and trophies.
Grand Frame, Inc.
Grand Frame Inc, an Arlington Heights establishment since 1974, corrals more than 3,000 frames, posters, and display museum cases in its 8,000 square-foot space. Gary Grana, the framery's cofounder, holds two patents in framing technology and has passed his passion for the industry to several members of his family who now guide customers through framing options for sports memorabilia, wedding photos, and lovingly audited tax documents. In addition to carefully inspecting every project that goes through the shop, Gary's expert staff also doles out frame-hanging services to help complete customers' decor. Over the years, the store has continuously evolved its services by offering LCD TV framing and Grand Gone Green products, a signature line that embraces an eco-friendly approach to picture framing.