Congratulations to These Fantastic Student Athletes!

Congratulations to These Fantastic Student Athletes!

These four young ladies have set a high standard for their younger teammates to follow both on and off the field of play. Nationally ranked as a soccer team they are also on the academic honor rolls. Great job by their parents and their coaches! Go Gamecocks!

Framed Thank You Letter From “Celebrity”

Framed Thank You Letter From “Celebrity”

Don’t blame the good folks at Elite Framing, we weren’t the ones to get Honey Boo Boo cancelled. But, we ARE the ones that recently framed a thank you letter with a signed cast card for our client! We went with bright colors in the mats and used an equally bright frame. This piece measures about 10″ wide by 18″ high and will hang in a local candy store! We will frame just about anything, as this proves! Come see us at Elite Framing in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district!

Before and After….

Before and After….

Here is a fantastic example of how changing a frame can completely update the look of a piece of art and, by extension, the room it is in. Our client had a pastoral landscape in an ornate French style frame that was waaaay too old fashioned for her contemporary decor. We simply swapped out the ornate frame for a contemporary flat gold frame and the results were as she wanted. As for the ornate frame? We put a beveled mirror in it and hung it vertically in the downstairs guest bathroom. Perfect!

Framed Band Photo!

Framed Band Photo!

We enjoyed framing this fantastic photo of a local band. Shot from a nice vantage point by acclaimed artist Chris Condon it shows the audience from the drummer’s perspective. The photo is sepia toned, so we used a warm drab olive suede mat and a contemporary warm black Italian hand-finished moulding. This piece measures about 36″ x 30″. If you are looking for a Columbia frame shop that specializes in fine custom framing give us a call at Elite Framing in the 5 Points shopping district!

Framed Charcoal Portrait!

Framed Charcoal Portrait!

Recently we were charged with framing this charcoal portrait of a customer’s child. This portrait was done in Jamaica and our customer wanted to use the colors of the Jamaican flag in the matting somehow. With a black and white piece we are hesitant to add color, but we thought we could get them into the package somehow. We ended up using the red, yellow and green as 1/8″ each bottom mats, making the mat a quadruple mat. The black frame and black top mat keep the piece easy on the eye! If you need a Columbia frame shop to offer excellent suggestions for your framing project give us a call!

Framed LP!

Framed LP!

Here is a neat idea for those old 33 1/3 LPs that you have shelved… use them as art! Most of these bands spent a bit of time on their album covers and they make a nice presentation together on a wall. Here we did a couple of Rock albums, The Accelerators and Jason and the Scorchers! These pieces measure about 14″ square. We used a 1/2″ black wood frame with spacers to keep the glass off the album art. Fun! Come check out Elite Framing, Columbia’s Frame Shop, at 2119 College Street in 5 Points.

“The Game Changer” by James Dietz!  Made in the USA!

“The Game Changer” by James Dietz! Made in the USA!

This well executed piece of art depicts the US Army taking ground in Afghanistan. We matted it in a Army khaki suede mat and used a 2″ black moulding with a gold rope motif. All components are Made in the USA! If you want a US Army print framed we will take care to use ONLY Made in the USA components! This piece measures about 36″ x 26″. Excellent! Columbia frame shop experts at Elite Framing!

Framed Rugby Shirt!

Framed Rugby Shirt!

We recently framed this nice rugby shirt, it is the real deal! (I don’t want to try and tackle those Army guys! No way!) Our customer wanted it a bit smaller than normal so we folded in some sides and the bottom and ended up with a frame measuring about 28″ x 24″. We used a contemporary beveled black moulding and a black mat. We used spacers to keep the glass off the shirt. Nice!

Nice Limited Edition Printed on Canvas!  Edisto Church!

Nice Limited Edition Printed on Canvas! Edisto Church!

This nice piece by South Carolina artist Douglas Grier is A limited edition canvas print. It is stretched on 3/4″ deep canvas stretcher strips and we framed it in a nice burl moulding. We chose a frame that had a 1″ rabbet depth for a complete fit. It measures about 28″ by 22″. Look at the different sizes and shapes this burl is available! If you are in Columbia SC and need some framing ideas come see us at Elite Framing in the 5 Points shopping district.

Framed Oil (copy) Van Gogh!

Framed Oil (copy) Van Gogh!

A customer brought in this well executed canvas recently and wanted to frame it for his entry way. We decided to research the actual painting and found out it is at The Getty in San Francisco. We then noticed the frame on the original and came up with this very close facsimile. This piece measures about 40″ wide by 32″ high. If you need a Columbia SC frame shop come and see us at Elite Framing in 5 Points!