January Wrap Up – Farewell to DIY Custom Frame Month

Before I delve into this month’s theme, I want to thank everyone who joined in on our first annual National DIY Custom Frame Month celebration in January. With the launch of the new website and our 40th anniversary behind us, we wanted to begin 2014 with a new kind of tradition: a dedicated, focused timeframe to finish up any lingering projects, think through future ones and learn new DIY skills along the way.

It seems it was a good idea. We saw a lot of action on Facebook with our daily quizzes and giveaways.  I hope you found it informative and entertaining, but mainly, I hope all this activity served as a catalyst for delving into a picture framing mindset for the New Year.

With respect to my own unfinished projects, I am happy to report the completion of one and half of the three I originally set out to do. The Wrigley Field photo is finally framed and hung, and I’ve partially framed a set of  concert memorabilia.  This treatment is designed as a double-sided display (back and front of frame), something a little out of the ordinary that many people have never even thought about trying. I’ve never created this type of treatment before either, so it’s taking me a little longer than usual to do the project and write out the process in a logical way. To break it into usable steps, I’ll be doing a few blogs on the concert memorabilia treatment.

In addition, I’d hoped to reframe this oversized canvas, but I ran out of time. I’m sure being short on time and long on intentions is something a lot of you can relate to.  I’m also long on hope and determination though, so I’ll resurrect that project in a few months. It’s on the radar, and that’s something!

large canvas painting

As always, your feedback is important to me as I develop fresh, relevant framing and printing content.  Can you share your thoughts and/or pictures of what you’ve completed this month?  I enjoy seeing your work and hearing your ideas. 

Thank you again for joining in,


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Laura Jajko

Join in and let’s bond over our love of art and framing. Here, I’ll be sharing design inspiration and decisions, twitter chat summaries, and happenings with the company, among other things. With more than 40 years of practical experience, I bring a unique perspective in a straight-forward style that I hope will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialog in our online community.

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