Framed by Farrell- A blog, tutorial, and wealth of information you might want to know.
Hello!! I am glad you are here reading this! I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, and tell you a little about the journey that has brought Farrell's Frame and Design to Broad Street in Rome Georgia!
Thats me, (and one of my silly pups, her name is Lola).
I've been in the framing industry for going on 12 years now. I've worked for several companies over the years, starting out as a framer-in-training at a wonderful Mom and Pop shop, then moving on up in the corporate world at Micheals to the Framing Manager, then adding to my corporate and management experience, as well as adding a new skill under my belt, as the Framing and Giclee Printing manager at Blick. It has been a dream of mine for almost 10 years, to one day open up my own framing shop, and until very recently... it was just a thought. Well!! As you can see, we've taken the jump, decided that it was time to venture out into the world of business owners and show the world what a seasoned framer supported by an absolutely wonderful husband, and two of the greatest employees one could ask for, can offer!
That there, is the absolutely wonderful husband I mentioned earlier, His name is Chris. He is one of the main reasons we we're able to take my dream of opening a frame shop, and turn it into reality. He is a hard worker, a great support system, and (let me me tell you) he is one smart cookie! With him by my side, no challenge is too hard, and no obstacle is too big. Team Farrell all the way! :)
I'd like to also introduce the other two main players involved in Farrell's Frame and Design. This is Savannah (pictured in the top picture), and this is Antoneisha (pictured in bottom picture). We all used to work together at the Micheals in Macon Georgia. We all immediately became friends, as well as a very productive and effective work team! When Chris and I decided to start the journey of opening Farrell's Frame and Design, we knew that we had to get some rockstar employees to help. Savannah and Antoneisha fit that bill. They are not only two of the nicest, and caring people you will meet, they are also hard workers, with immense knowledge of the services we have to offer here at the shop. From the start of this journey, we have all worked very hard, as a team to get the building ready, get our walls decorated, and to collaborate on great ideas to work on! We all know that this journey will be a continuous work in progress, and that makes us excited! There is nothing we like better, as a team, than to have new, challenging and exciting goals, projects, and ideas to conquer together.
All of the players in team Farrell's Frame and Design have different talents and ideas to bring to the table, and that helps us to be able to offer solutions to a wide variety of services and requests! If you've got a project, and you need advice, come see us! We love to help!
So, lets start at the beginning, of what we like to refer to as "Frameland Adventures".
Here it is, our blank canvas. The first time we walked into the building and began brainstorming about what we were going to do, to make this building a place we were going to be proud of, a place that we feel is inviting and comfortable for our customers, and a place that we are glad to call our second home (cause lets face it, we spend a lot of time here!)
The construction began. With the help of some awesome family friends, we learned how to build a wall!
Then we learned how to build counters! It was already starting to feel like home!
What we were in desperate need of, was some color! We love color, so the painting began,
The painting, kept going, and going, and going! This is a big building! (with really tall walls! lol) But after about a week of hard work, we had a bright airy space to work in!
Then of course, we decided to add some color to the front of the building! I think we picked the coldest day of winter to get up on those ladders outside, but we got it done!!
Most days were dirty days! We went home covered in dust and paint, but we had fun getting dirty, and getting work done!
There were bumps in the road (or giant gaping holes discovered in the floor YIKES!) But no matter what life threw our way, we kept on working!
I'd like to show you the finished (for now) product!