Store Fronts

FrameMakers

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I have often wondered what your store fronts looked like.

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Here's my newest location.
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Jay H

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I'm too embarrassed now. Very sweet looking. I love the tall ceilings.

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Emibub

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I've shown it before, but here is mine submitted for your approval...........
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Rick Granick

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Kathy, is that a self-portrait with the Very Fine Custom Framing?
I like your new sign. That bold FRAMING lets passers by know exactly what you do in a glance.
:cool: Rick
 

TADPORTER

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Nice job! Fun to see everyones storefronts. Keep em coming. :D :D :D
 

Frame Lady

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Goody Goody gumdrops it is late and I need spelling lessons or is it typing lessons....I meant belly laugh, what is a beely anyway!!!
 

J Phipps TN

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Emibub,

I love that painting of the girl in the frame! Did you do that or did a sign company do it for you. That is so what I want. I'd love to do that on my buisness cards. What a great logo for a Woman Picture Framer.
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Emibub

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Wow, Tim and Scott have incredibly gorgeous locations....my jaw is on the floor. Not much point in talking about my silly little picture on the side of my store that Jennifer asked about..........
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Bob Doyle

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WOW.

I'm working in less than 500 SF or showroom workroom combined space. My shop looks more like Ron's than Scott, Tim's or Kathy's.

Ron, I know you aren't working out of your house, but why are you working out of mine?


Kathy, are you in a strip mall? How does that type of location work for you? I'm in a standalone building, off the main street and it works well but I'm wondering if I was where the customers are if it would be better. The parking in front of me is mine and I don't have to share! and that is very nice,....

Just wondering out loud for the next location I want to have within a few years.
 

JRB

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It's beginning to seem like there are more than a few Grumblers who are starting to get serious about picture framing. I'm impressed, even Ron seems to be doing the best he can.

John
 

TADPORTER

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Nice job, Tim. Very nice.
Taking it to the next level!

JRB is right, we gotta get serious or get left behind.

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Mike
 

BUDDY

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I am in awe of those pics. I am too embarassed to post any real photos. However I disagree with the statement "Starting to get serious about Framing" .What I see in these Photos sure looks like it didn't just occur and I would think took a definet total commitment to the Profession their posting Grumblers want to make even before they joined the ranks of TFG .You all should be proud .I am to say I know you.But i must admitt I am also envious.
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JRB

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Buddy, that "starting to get serious" comment was not meant to be taken seriously. People where making picture frames when the Romans where tramping across the Near East and Europe, of course our craft is being taken seriously.

John
 

BUDDY

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John you are beginning to sound like me.I didn't intend to slight your opinion nor to think that Framers were just beginning to taking the the INDUSTRY serious.

What I meant was from the pictures I see posted the work involved in the Shops apperances took some doing to achive and maintain. They impress me as having started with a serious concept and put everything they had into making a good impression from the start.

I am very impressed with what I see they have done and I am truly too embarassed to post any photos. They probably would think I was one of those shops you are refring to that were built when the Romans were tramping in the land of my heritage.LOL
BUDDY
 
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Tim -What are the posts in the windows made of? How often do you change the window displays?
 

Tim Hayes.

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The "posts" that criss-cross the front display windows are actually uncut 10 foot lenghts of 3" or wider Larson-Juhl molding.

We try to change the background items about once a month. The artwork in the widows is generally changed more frequently as we only sell originals and don't want to keep them in the somewhat sunny windows rof too long.
 

Emibub

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I wish a couple of ya would have downsized your images. This page is a bit difficult to view.....

When my store grows up I want it to look just like Tims. How much square footage do you have on that sales floor Tim? The interior picture makes it look huge but the one from outside makes it look not so big. I'd kill for the high ceilings too.....
 

Tim Hayes.

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My entire space is just under 1200 square feet.
Behind the curved green wall at the back of the gallery is an ADA bathroom, some storage space and a desk in one corner. So the showroom space is about 900 sq. ft. The floors are bamboo and the 16 foot sales counter is 1 1/4" granite. We chose the Arakawa hanging system so that we aren't worried about patching holes. Under the sales counter are four black 38" x 52" five drawer steel flat files stacked two and two along with two DELL computers. We took the flat screen monitors off the counters for the photos. We use Specialty Soft and everything in the store is barcoded so that it can be scanned directly into the POS software.
 

CharlesL

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They're all great looking. I especially like the painting in Kathy's window of the girl in green in the gold frame! What a cool rendering!

All are nice. Some are intimidating. But vive la difference!!
 

snafu

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<FONT SIZE="4">My storefront.</FONT></P>



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<FONT SIZE="4">We don't get many walk-in customers for some reason.</FONT></P>
 
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