Picture framing adds emphasis to art, the same way underlining does to words and chocolate syrup does to hot dogs. For $40, today's Groupon gets you $100 worth of custom framing services from Wallflower Custom Framing in West Seattle. Professional framers are happy to guide customers through a myriad of attractive preservation materials and mats to add life and longevity to any paintings, photographs, or doodles done on napkins.
Wallflower Custom Framing's basic framing for 8x10 works includes choice of frame, UV-protecting glass, backing, and labor starting at around $55 ($90+ with matting). The typical Wallflower customer opts for the store's collection of more ornate frames and more advanced framing techniques such as double matting or fabric matting (price estimates of $150 for 8x10, $195 for 11x14, and $250 for 16x20). The shop's stock of more than 1,800 frame samples provides a wealth of preservation opportunities to encapsulate projects large and small. For framing advice or help narrowing down the bevy of frame choices, the Wallflower crew will be happy to provide an expert opinion based on experience and the current position of the sun.
Sheets of wallpaper and double-coated paint jobs aren't enough to make the walls of a home feel clothed. While naked walls long for loud accessories and shiny belt buckles, the closest they can come is with framed art, which is sure to signal style to the admiring eyes of neighbors, in-laws, and seemingly friendly door-to-door salesmen who talk their way into homes.
- UNique [sic] framing techniques for your treasured art and heirlooms. – Melanie, City Voter
- The store is part art gallery and part frame shop, and has everything you'd expect from a standard frame shop, minus the intimidation factor... Sievertson works with her customers to create just the right frame within their budget. – Alison Brownrigg, NWsource.com
Wallflower Custom Framing
Wallflower Custom Framing owner Courtney Sievertson applies nearly 10 years of framing experience to every custom border she helps her clients design. She keeps her selection of more than 1,800 frames stocked with only trusted sources, gathering wrapped leather frames from saddle makers in Peru, frames with hand-carved corners and individual leafing from C&J in New York, and carbonite casings from expert makers in Cloud City. Her commitment to delivering excellent customer service often leads her out of the store after hours for consultations.
In addition to providing framing services, Courtney uses Wallflower to showcase the work of local artists in its gallery space, dubbed the Shooting Gallery.