Friday, November 17, 2017

A Mississippi State Track and Field Scholarship Letter Changes Man's Life

We frame lots of amazing pieces of artwork and numerous other items for our customers. But, we love it when customers come in with stories about how something changed their life, and they ask us to frame their memories! Recently, Mark Strucko related to us his journey from New Jersey to Mississippi State, where in the early 1980's, the MSU Athletic Department awarded him a scholarship in Track and Field.  He was unclear as to whether his scholarship would be renewed for the second year, and when he received his official letter of award renewal in 1980, he mentioned the elation and relief he felt. Mark talked about the overwhelming friendliness in the area and how his life was changed in a positive way after going to school here and how that later translated into his success in life. Although Mark does not live in Mississippi, he thought it was appropriate that he frame this scholarship letter in Starkville at Chalet Arts, the same frame shop that was in business when he attended Mississippi State! Thank you Mark Strucko for your heartwarming story and allowing us to frame your wonderful memory. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Few November Frames from Chalet Arts!!

Here is a small sample of things that we got to frame this past week! Thanks to everyone for your business and trusting us with your artwork and memories!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Chalet Arts can Preserve your MSU Memories

We frame MSU memorabilia for our customers regularly. Bring your souvenirs, letter jackets, jerseys, ticket stubs, magazines articles, photos, and even footballs by and we can showcase them for you! Here are a couple of recent examples!

A significant moment framed to last! 

Historic Football program and ticket stubs

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Save Big on Framing, Matting, and Holiday Cards through January 6, 2018 at Chalet Arts!!!

Chalet Art's annual Christmas sale starts now and runs through January 6, 2018!! Save 30% off framing and matting, 20% of framing (without mat), and 10% off holiday card printing!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beautiful Paintings Deserve Beautiful Frames

The right frames can enhance any piece of art. At the Chalet, we take pride in helping you choose the perfect molding to accent your artwork. Look at these gorgeous pieces!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Historical Photos look great enlarged and mounted on wood

We do a wide variety of projects for Mississippi State University including printing, framing, mounting photos on foam-core and wood, mounting athletic attire in shadow boxes, and other similar things. Recently, for the Mississippi State University Foundation, we printed several large historical photographs and mounted them on foam core, then mounted those to wooden frames that we built.  This is a beautiful method of showcasing old photos.


Don't Never Ever Enter! 

Drill Field memories

The Old Main Dormitory

The Old Main Fire

Funeral procession 

The Chapel of Memories, bricks from the Old Main were used in construction of the chapel

Monday, October 9, 2017

Color coordinate your work with the right mat and frame at Chalet Art

The right mat and frame color and style can enhance any piece of artwork! Let us help create the perfect combination for your favorite pieces of art!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Let Chalet Arts help you piece together the right mat and frame for your finished puzzles

Let Chalet Arts help you piece together the right mat and frame for your finished puzzles! Framed jigsaw puzzles have become extremely popular, and here are two great examples of why!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Beautiful prints highlighted by gorgeous frames

We recently framed some beautiful older works ranging from a piece by Mississippi's own Walter Anderson to a gorgeous medical illustration! Feast your eyes on these!!

A beautiful architectural rendering

An old Coca Cola ad! 

A meticulous medical illustration

Walter Anderson's alligator!! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dak Prescott, MSU sports, stained glass, and cool art

Every week we get to see and frame the art and moments from people in our area! We love wrapping up your art and images that capture special times! Thanks again! Here are a few recent pieces we framed.

This nice painting captures the thrill of landing the big one!

A gorgeous landscape

Around here, everyone knows 15 stands for DAK

The lady bulldogs  captured the hearts of the nation last season!

A beautiful stained glass piece

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The impact of tall slender pieces and tiny paintings with large mats

We are all accustomed to pieces of art being of a certain proportion, often rectangular, and often framed in the same way.  But sometimes it is nice to shake up the norm. We recently framed a couple of beautiful tall, slender paintings that look spectacular! We also framed some tiny scenic paintings in the center of much larger mats, and instead of being lost on a wall, these pieces will be much more impactful!

Two vertical pieces (shown side by side in photo)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Framing your beautiful art! That's what we do!

Every day, every week, our customers bring in amazing pieces of art and ask us to frame them! Here are a few wonderful recent pieces we framed! Thanks to all our customers and friends for trusting us with your art, memories, and more!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Epic Framing of Historic Cotton Sacks!!

We recently had the privilege of framing three large historic cotton sacks! This was no easy task, as each bag required pinning to a backing board, construction of a large deep shadow-box type frame, and due to the size, the use of plexiglass. We think the pieces turned out wonderfully!

Here are all three with Hunter Hart, Saxon Wilson, and Mark Wood in front to show the size.
From left: Hunter Hart, Mark Wood, and Saxon Wilson in front of the framed cotton sacks

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Always busy, Always Framing!

The right mat and frame can truly enhance your artwork! 

 A simple and elegant black frame with an off white mat works well with this watercolor painting. 

Hunter Hart's exceptional photography is shown off to perfection here with triple mat  and beautiful wooden frame

Another gorgeous photo by Hunter Hart

We can easily frame multiple items in one frame, such as in this piece

The vibrant colors from Water's palette is the focal point with the off white frame and gray mat