It seems never ending.
When the colder weather sets in, it is a constant battle in our home for control over the furnace thermostat.
My husband wants it on the warmer side and I like it cooler.
Over the years we both have learned to be sneaky. When the other person least expects it, we turn it to our preferred temperature setting in hopes that it will go unnoticed for a day or two.
And with two furnaces in our home, it keeps us both on our toes.
He who takes the strongest stand on the issue (me, of course) eventually wins . . . for at least a week or two anyway.
I am reminded of a large project I did for Katharine.
She needed several 5 inch deep frames to display different sized sentimental objects she had collected over many years.
Of course there is often a “however” attached to custom orders.
(1) The objects needed to be behind glass to minimize dust collecting. Not a big ask. Because of the depth and the choice of a dark inner lining on some (and some we used a mirror backing), we needed to use a premium glazing, Museum Glass. It is well worth the extra cost especially in this case.
(2) The frames needed to open easily so the objects could be changed or rearranged from time to time. This simply required hinges and recessed rare earth magnets between two frames.
(3) And lastly, the biggest obstacle was to make the objects appear like they were floating without permanently attaching them to the back of the frame.
I decided I needed to take a stand.
Actually, what I needed to do was make several stands.
Using varying pieces of solid wood, I covered them with black suede mat board so they would visually disappear and could be stacked or used interchangeably between the 9 different sized frames for this project.
And this was the result:
I love challenges whether it is getting my way with the thermostat or taking a stand(s) to give a client exactly what they need.
How about you?
Any framing challenges to send my way?
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.