Difficult Installations!

Difficult Installations!

Here is another example ofsome difficult art installations we did. Large 4′ x 4′ art pieces! Sconces! Metal Art! It took about two hours but it turned out well. If you have difficult to hang artwork and you need help doing it give us a call at Elite Framing!

Which Way?

Which Way?

This handmade paper art piece presented a challenge, there was no signature to let us know which way was up or down! We decided we liked it up AND down, and both sideways, too. Plus, it worked as a diamond shape, too. We attached the wiring on the back to allow the customer to hang it eight different ways! We framed it in a contemporary deep silver. This one is fun!

Frame Patton Blackwell Double Canvas! Floater Frame!

Frame Patton Blackwell Double Canvas! Floater Frame!

This dynamic piece of art is actually two stretched canvases placed closely together in one floater frame. Makes a nice Before and After to the wall over the bed! Created by Camden, SC artist Patton Blackwell

Oriental Silk Art Before and After

Oriental Silk Art Before and After

We had originally framed these seasonal pieces in one long bamboo motif frame some years ago. It looked great! Still does but the owners have moved house and there is nowhere to hang it in the new place. So, we reframed them individually to allow us to hang them in pairs. We used a silver contemporary Italian moulding and white silk mats. Each one measures about 14″ x 20″. Delicate and beautiful! They look fantastic hanging with the existing artwork.

Mixed Installation!

Mixed Installation!

Here is an example of a mixed installation. We incorporated framed family pics and abstract artwork, placing items non-linearly on the large wall. Interesting! Fun to look at! If you need help with hanging artwork give us a call, we have years of experience! Elite Framing is located in Columbia SC’s 5 Points shopping district!

Framed State Flags (with Certificates!)

Framed State Flags (with Certificates!)

We recently had the task of matching up some framing for a client, he had a framed display with two flags in it and wanted to flank each side with complimenting frames. We did a New Hampshire flag on one side and a Texas flag on the other, folding the flags as to match the existing one and each with a presentation certificate. We matched up the mahogany stained frame and blue linen mats. Each of these frames measures about 32″ wide x 44″ tall. We then had to install them on either side of the existing frame. If you are trying to match up a frame give us a call at Elite Framing.

Way up there?  Yep…

Way up there? Yep…

We recently had to hang this large (LARGE!) oil painting for a client way up above the mantle. The top of the mantle is 9′ high and the painting itself is some 6 1/2′ high! Large frame way up on the wall. After measuring and drilling and installing anchors we had to climb two ladders to install it. It fit perfectly!

Mirror Installation (with 1″ to spare!)

Mirror Installation (with 1″ to spare!)

We had to hang this large antique mirror (about 60 pounds worth!) on a plaster wall. The wall was 54″ high and the mirror is 53″! Very little room to do it. We took to measuring and drilling and sinking anchors. The finished piece is exactly 1/2″ from the ceiling and 1/2″ from the mantle, I think it works fine! Whew!

Another Tricky Installation

Another Tricky Installation

Plaster walls… oof. Plaster walls require a bit more planning than drywall. We had to hang these four pictures ever so evenly vertically and horizontally. WE ended up replacing the hanging hardware with newer (and much better) hardware. Then we set about to measure, measure and measure some more! Pilot holes were drilled then enlarged, anchors sank and screws installed. By the time we were done the pictures lined up ever so perfectly! (Did we mention all of this was done while hanging from a ladder! More oof!) If you re facing a tough artwork installation consider letting Elite Framing (located in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district) assist you!

More Installations!

More Installations!

This was a tricky one, we had to hang this collage of framed photos (most vertical, a few horizontal) in a “non-linear” style. We chose a “shotgun” pattern and got to work, it took quite a while! The overall effect is one of balance and symmetry without rigidity. Nice!