Cool Frames!

Cool Frames!

Elite Framing has a large selection of frames, everything from simple, straight black frames to unusual and elegantly designed decorative frames. Here is one design that is vintage in appearance while contemporary in design. These old storybook prints look great with simple white museum quality 8-ply mats and these cool frames! This frame design comes in four different finishes, too. Contact Elite Framing for wonderful framing ideas!

Framed Vintage Swim Trunks!

Framed Vintage Swim Trunks!

This was a neat project for a lake house, a pair of framed vintage men’s swim trunks. We hand stitched the trunks on acid free matboards and used Italian made rustic wood frames. We used hidden spacers to keep the glass off the trunks. This pair measures about 28″ by 22″ each. Fun!

Parisian Original Street Art!

Parisian Original Street Art!

This contemporary piece was brought back to SC from Paris. A study in red and blue, it is painted acrylic on paper. We used a white museum quality mat to match the paper and a thin dark blue metal frame. Magnifique!

Wonderful Lichtenstein Print!

Wonderful Lichtenstein Print!

Here is a wonderful print by Roy Lichtenstein we recently framed for a client. It is Lichtenstein’s take on Tintin (complete with an homage to Matisse.) We used a white museum quality mat and a simple black metal frame. We used museum quality ultra-violet filtering glass on it, too! This piece measures about 30″ by 40″. Great Snakes!

Framed Antique Watercolor!

Framed Antique Watercolor!

This nice old watercolor of a homestead in rural SC was suffering in it’s old frame, complete with nasty old acidic mats and cardboard (yuck!)
We saved it, replacing all of the old mats and backing boards with acid-free versions. We also put a great 2″ wide distressed Italian silverish moulding on it! The moulding seems to mirror the plank siding of the old house. Fantastic!

Elegant Small Pastel, Wonderfully Framed!

Elegant Small Pastel, Wonderfully Framed!

This lovely small pastel (the image is postcard size) was brought back from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest by a favorite customer. We matted it in a neutral linen mat with a green accent mat. The frame is a 1″ Italian Walnut burl. We used conservation glass and all museum quality materials. Fabulous! For museum quality framing with elegant styling consider Elite Framing located in Columbia’s 5 Points arts and entertainment district.

WWI French Advert

WWI French Advert

This large (36″ x 48″) French poster appealing for funding to fight in World War I. We framed it in a simple black moulding, taking care to raise the glass off the poster. Now more than ever, perhaps, 3c borrowing of national defense which France subscribes to fight. for that which grows every day. Longue vie à la France.

Framed Pastel Landscape!

Framed Pastel Landscape!

This beautiful piece was brought back from Sierra Nevada somewhere. A wonderfully executed pastel, the image measuring about 14″ by 9″. We put a linen mat on it (we raised the mat with a layer of foam board, allowing the pastel to flake down behind the mat, out of sight!) The frame is a lovely 2″ distressed olive wood, hand finished in Italy. We used conservation glass on this piece, everything museum quality. We are showing two photos, one with flash on and one with flash off.

Framed Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Poster!

Framed Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Poster!

The Grateful Dead recently celebrated their 50th anniversary by playing three sold out (waaaaay sold out) shows in Chicago. One lucky customer of ours attended all three shows and brought home a commemorative poster of the event. We framed it in a flashy gold frame and used black suede mats and gold bottom mats. We placed the tickets from the show in cutouts in the mat and even included a commemorative pin in the arrangement. This piece measures about 43″ tall by 26″ wide. “Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul…” indeed!

Framed Military Photo!

Framed Military Photo!

This elongated (32″ wide x 8″ high!) military photograph dates to 1931. We carefully removed it from the old frame and backing that was on it and replaced the old pieces with new, clean and acid-free boards. We picked a thin dark moulding with a small repeating pattern (for scale!) and used hidden spacers to keep the glass off the photograph. Excellent!