Change of Address

Time to update the blog again! As with the last post its about a change of address, well sort of….
The official business address has always been my home, 21 Hightown Gardens, Newtownabbey, BT36 7TN and I am now returning that to the point of contact address.
So from 1st August 2019 if everyone could please call to this address rather than the previous workshop address, I would be grateful.
Many thanks,
Mark

New Workshop

acorn framing unit c8 valley business centre newtownabbey county antrim

The blog has been quiet recently due to the fact that over the last few months I have been moving the workshop to a new bigger unit in the Valley Business Centre. That move is now complete and it is now truely open for business!

acorn framing unit c8 valley business centre newtownabbey county antrim

acorn framing unit c8 valley business centre newtownabbey county antrim

Whilst my registered business address is still in Hightown Gardens, Newtownabbey, the new larger workshop gives me more options for display and storage of the larger items. It is in a more central newtownabbey location in one of the more popular small business unit locations.
Over the last couple of years I have been involved in some larger scale framing projects for companies, hotels and this move allows me to expand more into those areas whilst still keeping a local base for my existing clientele.
I look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to my new workshop.
Mark

acorn framing unit c8 valley business centre newtownabbey county antrim

acorn framing unit c8 valley business centre newtownabbey county antrim

keep her between the hedges…

I have been framing motorcycling items for this client for several years. He is probably Michael Dunlops biggest fan has travelled the country to get items signed by his hero.
This was a challenging item to frame and different from the normal sports shirts. The hoodie was quite bulky and the client wanted all the writing on the item to be visible which needed the arms to be folded over.

We tried several different framing positions and layouts until we got the final layout you can see below. I then framed it up with a boxed version of the classic black frame. The client was delighted with the frame and it is now the centerpiece of his growing collection.

 

Signed Michael Dunlop MD Racing hoodie

Signed Michael Dunlop MD Racing hoodie

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all past, current and future customers from Acorn Framing!

Its been a blustery time up here in the glens of Gormley over the festive period and it reminds me of the rough waves seascape print a customer from Augher brought in before Christmas to have framed.

The print measured 47 inches by 23 inches he wanted it framed in a white oak-ish style frame with glass.

I asked the client if they worked in Belfast or nearby and he said he didn’t but he had spoken to me on the phone months ago and had just waited until he was near Belfast to drop it in for framing. He said he had rang round a few framers and liked what I had suggested and decided just to wait to have me do it whenever he was passing next.
It really is a beautiful looking print, full of energy and colour and I hope 2018 is full of energy and colour for you all!

framed large format seascape print

framed large format seascape print

Use the force….

One of my regular clients from Belfast is a big Star Wars fan. To say big, I mean eats, sleeps, breathes Star Wars. He is part of the emerald garrison and has his own Stormtrooper costume.
With the launch of the new Star Wars Rogue One film (the best film since the original trilogy in my opinion!) he arrived up at the workshop with this original one sheet movie poster.
He mentioned that genuine original 1977 star wars posters now go for thousands or tens of thousands and original star wars toys in packaging can go for the same. Maybe its time to dig out the old toys from the loft!
The poster was framed to match the other posters in his collection although his old Star Wars room has now become two rooms, and a cupboard, and part of the garage, and…

 

 

framed star wars rogue one poster memorabilia

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