One of the splendors of mirrors is that you can be as wild and wacky or as sleek and contemporary as you and your interiors are inclined to be. A recent conversation between Janet and a customer has inspired me to recreate their Q & A so that you might also benefit.
Q: Does Artists Frame Service sell mirrors?
A: Yes! We sell rectangular and oval mirrors, both of which can come 1/8” or ¼” thick. They can also come with a 1”, 1 ¼”, or 1 ½” bevel. And, of course, you are always welcome to bring in your own mirror to frame.
Q: Can I get my mirror with an antique finish?
A: Of course you can! We offer glass with antiquing of varying degrees, from faint discoloration to extremely obscured.
Q: Are there any size limitations on mirrors?
A: While we stock rectangular mirrors up to 40″ x 60″, we can special order larger sizes up to 84" x 130". Circle frames max out at 72" in diameter and ovals at 36" x 72". Bevels and antiqued finishes vary in maximum sizes, please contact us for more information.
Q: What is the turnaround time for mirrors?
A: It all depends on the mirror and frame that you choose. If all of the materials chosen are part of our inventory, then you will be able to hang your new looking-glass in a matter of a week. However, if we need to order certain materials, such as an oval mirror and frame (yep! anything oval is a special order), beveled glass, or a unique finish on the glass, then you can expect to wait up to 3 weeks. And, as always, it will be 6-8 weeks if the mirror will be fitted into one of our special custom corner frames.
Q: Are there any frames that I can’t use for a mirror?
A: The only frame limitations are those of your mind and of size. Have you been eying one of our fashion frames, but couldn’t think of the right piece of art to host? A mirror would work perfectly. As for size, just as with art, one must bear in mind that a narrow frame cannot accommodate a heavy piece. So look for wide mouldings for your full length and vanity mirrors.
Need inspiration? These are some frames that our sales staff would love to have as mirrors in their abodes. Which one is your favorite?
-Nichole, who will now ponder the words of George Bernard Shaw "You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul."