What services do we offer?
"No job is too small or too big”,
we will handle the request.
Custom Framing: We can supply your frames from over 25 companies. Our display will show you over 8000 framing sample that can be used to make your frame. Whether you want solid wood, veneer or painted frames—carved or plain from almost every period of history, or new high tech metal – we have them all on display.
Photo Restoration: Our restoration department can put new life back in your pictures by repairing the image, add color where it has been lost or removed. We can also remove unwanted images from your picture.
Frame Restoration/ refinishing: When you have a frame that need a little help, we will repair or replace missing pieces. If you don't like the look, we will refinish the frame. Most frames can be repaired, but sometimes it is less expensive to replace with a new frame that looks like the old one.
Mirrors: We can supply a new mirror—standard or beveled -- to fit your frame or we will create a new frame.
Shadow Boxes or Display Case : We will take your ideas and your collectable, build a shadowbox or showcase that will display your collectables in the way you want to show them. With all the materials we have to show you there will be a right combination to handle the project. We can show you pictures of other peoples projects, but no two are ever the same, because we are building this showcase just for you.
Creative Custom Mats: With the help of our computerized mat cutter and design software we are able to draw, write-on and cut almost anything you can show us. Our creative designs will allow you to have something that no other person has in their home. This is because you are designing it for your house and even if someone has the same items-- they don't have your room.
Mount Artwork: Artwork can be mounted In many ways. We can place it in a musium board special holders or with a henge made of paper or cloth to the backing board. You might want it applied with a mounting adisive to the mount board. These adisives can be reversible or periment. Hence the method used is very important to the life of the artwork. We will explain all the methods when you bring us your artwork to frame. A inexpenive item today may have great value in the future, and that is the reason to handle it correctly today.
The Starving Artist
2346 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949 6429493
Mon, Wed, Fri :
10:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Tue, Thu, Sat :
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Weekday one on one appointment available -- email a day in advance