Should I Restore My Art?

Artwork adds a touch of sophistication and style to a home, but it can start to detract from this if it is fading and losing its original quality. The solution to this is to have your art restored, but is it really worth the cost and effort to have this done? We think so! But, let’s look at the pros and cons of art restoration and anything else you need to consider when deciding whether to restore your art or not.

What is art restoration?

Paintings and statues degrade as time passes, especially if they are not stored or displayed properly. Paintings can become faded by sunlight, torn as they are handled, and worn away by dust and dirt on the surface of the painting. When this happens, you can have your art restored by a professional conservator so that it appears more like its original state. This can involve removing blemishes, repairing damage, restoring colors, and repairing cracked or missing paint.

Pros of restoring your art

When you restore art, you get to enjoy it in its original state again. This could be especially important if the piece of art has sentimental meaning to you or if it is valuable in financial terms. Speaking of which, art restoration also helps to increase the value of the artwork, so it could be a good investment if you plan to sell the painting. It can also help by extending the life of the artwork, reversing the process of it becoming faded and damaged over time.

Cons of restoring your art

Not everyone supports the idea of art restoration, especially when it comes to famous pieces of art. Some people argue that restoring art is disrespectful to the original artist and that it is better to leave the art affected by the passage of time, rather than covering it up. This has caused some controversy whenever plans are proposed to restore a high-profile painting or statue. Any changes made, even for the better are seen as inauthentic.

It’s a debate that keeps on raging when it comes to art such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, but it still stands that restoration can help to improve the aesthetics and quality of pieces of art. If you’re interested in having your at restored to its original condition, or conserving it to maintain its good condition, then Tanglewood Art and Frame can help. Visit us in store or get in touch if you’re located in North Carolina, including Advance, Winston Salem, Bermuda Run, Clemmons, Lewisville, and Mocksville.

Picture Framing Glass

If you want to have a picture or piece of artwork framed to preserve and present it well, you may or may not be aware of all the different options available to you when it comes to the glass used for framing. Picture framing glass needs to be high quality and durable enough to protect the object being framed, so it can be an important choice to make, especially if you’re framing something valuable or that means a lot to you personally.

Types of picture framing glass

Let’s start with a quick overview of some of the different types of glass commonly used for picture framing.

  • Basic glass – Just your standard clear glass, commonly used to frame store bought pictures. It provides a barrier for your art that protects it from dust and physical damage. Light produces a strong glare on basic glass, so it can be difficult to see the picture properly.
  • Non-glare glass – Basic non-glare glass goes one further than basic glass by being slightly frosted to help prevent the glare or reflections from the light. This makes it easier to view and appreciate your artwork while still keeping it protected.
  • Anti-reflective glass – Similar to the above, this type of glass helps to reduce light reflections by applying a coating over the glass that makes it appear practically invisible.
  • Conservation Clear – This type of glass is less effective at reducing glare, but it does have added UV protection which protects your artwork from sun damage. Conservation Clear protects against 99% of UV rays to stop the picture from fading.
  • Museum glass – Museum glass brings together all the best parts of the different kinds of picture framing glass. It is high quality for great protection, but it also has the anti-reflective coating and UV protection, so your picture is covered on all fronts.

Why use museum glass for picture framing?

Museum glass is the obvious choice for framing your pictures. It makes your art look amazing by eliminating glare and even brightening the colors of the piece. It will maintain the quality of your art by preventing UV rays from fading the picture if it is exposed to sunlight. It is also incredibly strong and durable, as well as being easy to clean.

Museum glass is perfect for custom framing, so why not visit us in Clemmons, North Carolina to have your artwork framed in style. You can also get in touch online if you have any questions about our custom art framing services.

Commercial, Volume, and Artist Framing

Most people looking for framework have a single piece of art or memento that they want framing to hang up on their wall or provide as a gift to someone. But, what if you have large quantities of items that need framing. We get customers in who are decorating a commercial space and need custom framing for a variety of pieces of art, or artists to provide framing packages for their work.

There a variety of different volume framing services we provide for our customers, but what is the benefit of having these services performed by a speciality custom frame shop? Here are just a few of those benefits.

Save time

Framing a large number of pictures will take a lot of time in choosing and buying the right materials and framing the items themselves. Leave this to the professionals to save yourself the time and hassle of performing it yourself.


We have a variety of different materials to suit the style you’re after and the dimensions of the pieces being framed, so your frames can suit the style of the space you’re decorating and the style of the piece of art itself. When framing a large volume of items, you can choose whether to have them all framed in a uniform style or differently to make each one unique.

Quality guaranteed

We use the best quality materials and have the skill and experience to perform each job to the highest quality. So, you know that you will be receiving quality framework at the end of it when you choose commercial, volume, and artist framing from a well-reputed, professional frame shop.

Benefit from additional services

Speciality frame shops and art galleries often provide additional services to help with the entire process. Here at Tanglewood Art and Frame, we don’t just provide custom framing for individual or bulk items, we also pickup, delivery, and professional hanging for all our customers. This can take a lot of hassle out of decorating for you.

Save money

Large jobs can be expensive, especially if you’re buying all the materials yourself. If you come to Tanglewood for your commercial, volume, or artist framing, then you can save yourself some money as we offer competitive rates for these services based on the size of your order.

Do you need commercial, volume, or artist framing? Visit our shop in Clemmons, NC or contact us online for more about our services.

Framing Clothes

Custom framing isn’t just for paintings and other works of art. There are a variety of objects and belongings that you could get framed to produce a really personal gift or keepsake for your own home. One thing that is popular to have framed is clothing.

Why get clothes framed?

What do you normally do with old clothes? They eventually get thrown out, donated to a charity store, or handed to a friend or relative. Even if it’s something that’s too sentimental to throw away, it’ll often just get left in an old cardboard box in your attic or somewhere else.

By framing clothes that you want to keep and cherish, you have a way to display them and preserve them for a long time. Framed clothes can also make a great gift for a friend or family member as it can be something that’s really personal to that person and that means a lot to them.

What kind of clothes do people frame?

Maybe you like the idea of framing an item of clothing, but aren’t sure what to go for. Here are a few popular items that we’ve framed in the past:

  • Baby clothes – Your babies aren’t going to stay at that adorable size forever, but you can remember the days when you held them in your arms by framing their baby clothes. Perhaps the outfit you brought them home from the hospital in or another memorable outfit.
  • Christening gowns – Your baby’s christening is a special day, and it’s one that you can remember forever by framing the gown that they wore on that day.
  • Wedding dresses – Brides spend a lot of money on wedding dresses only to wear them once! So, they get put away in storage to be seen every few years and remembered fondly. By framing the dress, or a small part of it such as the veil, you can have it in pride of place in your home.
  • Sports kits – Want to remember your glory days on the high school football team or the cheerleading squad? Or perhaps your child competed in lots of gymnastics competitions and you want to show how proud you are. Framing sports clothing such as jerseys, letterman jackets, cheerleading outfits, and leotards is a great way to commemorate these achievements.
  • Graduation caps – Your graduation day, or your child’s, is another big day to remember. You might have a picture of them holding their diploma up on your wall, but framing the graduation cap or gown is another great way to show your pride.

If you would like an item of clothing framed for your home or as a gift, then contact us or visit our store in Clemmons, NC to get your memories preserved in a custom frame.

The Most Thoughtful Gift

When you’re purchasing a gift for a loved one, you want to make sure it’s something that’s thoughtful and personalized. There’s no gift more thoughtful than commemorating a memory or an achievement that means something to that person in a stylish frame. Whether that’s a photo, poster, diploma, certificate, or other kind of memorabilia, it’s sure to mean a lot to the person receiving the gift.

You could go out to a store and buy a standard frame for this gift, but the best way to preserve the memory is through custom framing. This way, a frame can be completely custom made to fit the piece perfectly, rather than having to cram it into the closest fitting frame. You can also get a frame that’s personalized to the tastes of the recipient, so the frame will look good on their wall as well as fitting the content perfectly.

When you’re having a gift framed with Tanglewood Art and Frame, the best way to go about it is to visit us in store. You can view samples of framed artwork on our website, but here are a few advantages of coming to see us in store.

  • We can answer all the questions you might have about custom framing and the options available to you when framing your personalized gift. This helps you make the best, informed decisions about the kind of frame and fit you want.
  • You can also see all the options available to you by viewing our different styles and materials for frames and mats. So, you can handpick the perfect frame.
  • Ordering a custom framing online limits you to sending in a digital file of the object you want framed. However, if what you want framing is already printed as a physical copy, such as a degree diploma or any other kind of certificate, then it is much easier to take it straight to a frame shop and have it framed.
  • As well as all this, you get to meet our friendly team and experience our excellent customer service first hand!

At Tanglewood Art and Frame, we provide a quality, professional service backed by years of experience and knowledge in the custom framing business. You can find us in Clemmons North Carolina, but we serve the surrounding areas including Advance, Winston Salem, Bermuda Run, Lewisville, and Mocksville.

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories

Now that practically everything has gone digital and online, it is a lot easier to take, store, and access photos. But, think about it, how often do you go through old photos on your phone and laptop and show them to friends and family? It seems like we used to do this a lot more often when we only dealt with actual photo prints. Now we just delete old photos to make room for new ones. It would be a shame to miss out on activities like passing around an old family album to look at embarrassing photos from when we were kids and when Dad still had some hair on his head.

If you lost your phone or dropped it in the bath, how many photos and memories would you lose along with it? If you’re anything like me, then those memories are worth way more than the cost of the phone you’ve just lost. That’s why we’re on a mission to help people restore and preserve their memories.

How we help you to preserve memories

Here at Tanglewood Art and Frame Gallery, we not only sell artwork, but also help to restore your photos and artwork, and frame them to produce a quality piece of custom art. A lot of us take more photos than we used to, but they all just get saved to the cloud and lost in the ether, never to be looked at again. If you’ve got a picture of a happy family memory or a shot of you and your friends having fun, then print it out, bring it in, and get it framed.

Maybe your kid brings home a fabulous piece of art they’ve drawn at school. Instead of sticking it on the fridge for a week or taking a picture of it to upload to Facebook, have it framed in a custom frame that will look great on your wall. Show off your pride, and maybe even embarrass them a little when they get older!

Having photos and artwork framed with museum glass is a great way to preserve it for a long time and present it in a way that you’ll be proud to display in your home. It’s time we gave our family history and memories the attention they deserve again.

If you want to have some of your photos or artwork framed for display, then get in touch with us at Tanglewood Art and Frame Gallery. We’re located in Clemmons, NC, and serve areas across the state, including Advance, Winston Salem, Bermuda Run, Lewisville, and Mocksville.