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Andersonville Sidewalk Sale Time!

OMG! It's Andersonville Sidewalk Sale time!!Join us for all kinds of hoarder's delight over the weekend. We'll set up shop out on the sidewalk along with lots of other Andersonville spots. We've spent a good chunk of our summer combing through goodies from all three of our store locations— you won't want to miss this one! Check out the deets here. swedish-american-museum-chicago-201407062003-14.881 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for updates and peeks at some of our finds! See ya at 10am Saturday morning!

 

The Custom Framing Process: A Step-by-Step Consultation

Nervous to bring in your artwork for a one-on-one framing consultation? Well, don't be! At Foursided, our expert team will be at your side throughout the process helping you make the best decisions for your unique piece. So many options and decisions can seem overwhelming, let us interpret all that framing 'mumbo jumbo' to fit your vision and your budget. Come on in with your artwork, ideas and enthusiasm…We're already excited about it!! Here is a recent collaboration between client and framer. Armed with four stunning miniature paintings from India embossed in glowing mineral and gold leaf colors on old manuscript paper, our customer came to Foursided looking for a special piece comprised of all four images.

After mixing and matching some options, we settled on these subtle earth tone, linen mat choices. Floating the paintings on top of the mat board allows the natural edges to show-off their authenticity.

To create the rich-looking frame: two wooden frames (one metallic gold and one with an ornate treatment) were stacked to create the illusion of one single gold edged frame. The pieces were arranged and measured  to make sure they would have a balanced and symmetrical end result.

Measure once, measure twice!

Voila! All the pieces come together from the framing table to the wall. Fit for a king!!

Featured Framing: Let's Go!

We are in love with this new piece by our resident artistic mastermind, Todd Mack. You may think we're just sucking up- but after checking out the pics you'll understand why we can't get enough.

Let's Go! | by Todd Mack via Foursided Let's Go! | by Todd Mack via Foursided Let's Go! | by Todd Mack via Foursided Let's Go! | by Todd Mack via Foursided   Stop by the shop in Andersonville and check out the massive scale in person before it's gone. See more of Todd Mack's work here on our site.