LAURENCE CHANDLER FINE ART

Framing

Take advantage of  FREE custom framing design and art consultation in your home or office, or the artist's studio.


Just contact us to schedule an appointment. 


We offer a complete line of picture and custom framing services, including archival and conservation framing. We have hundreds of moulding and mat selections, something for every budget and personal preference.


We offer traditional custom framing and can take any collection of cherished possessions and transform them into a unique work of art with our Framed Memory and Shadow Boxes. Examples include: sports memorabilia, baby photographs, christening gowns, "jumpin' the broom" wedding items, collectible jazz albums or CDs, book covers and autographs, medals, stamps, coins and military items.

Shipping is available.


For appointments or questions, send an E-mail to speaktolarry@aol.com


Or, call 301.794.8480

FRAMING GALLERY & PROJECT IDEAS
HANDY TIP ABOUT HANGING FRAMED ART

Hanging art seems like it should be an easy chore, but don't be fooled. Framed art can be harder to hang and display than you might think. Not only do you need to have the right nails or screws to handle the right of your framed art, but also you need to consider what size artwork fits best in which room, what room to hang it in and how high to hang it.

Here's a handy Wall Placement tip so you can get winning decor every time.

The biggest mistake people make when hanging framed art is to hang it too high. Follow these wall placement tips from Graphiti Gems Art & Laurence Chandler Fine Art to get the best look from your art.

Remember that framed art should be seen at eye level. Generally, you want to find the eye level for someone about 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall, but if you family is taller, you can hang your framed art a little bit higher. If your art will be viewed mainly from a chair, find the eye level for someone who is sitting. If the framed art will be hung where people are walking, such as in a hallway, hang it at a standing eye-level.

For art that will be hanging over furniture, the lower edge of the frame should be about 6 inches above the top edge of the furniture. This maintains the continuirty of lines in the room and helps keep the framed art near eye level.

Many people make a newspaper template of the framed art they want to hang and tape it to the wall to help them visualize the best placement. This is an excellent method, especially if you will be creating a grouping with your art. Make it even more helpful by marking on the newspaper where the hanger on the back of the art is. That way, you can hammer your nail through the newspaper without any guesswork.

As for the nail you use to hang your art, be sure to use one that is strong enough to hold the framed art, but not so large that you  unnecessarily damage your walls. We recommend picture hangers to ensure a strong hold. You'll find a weight rating on the package, many hold up to 20 pounds, which is strong enough for most framed art.