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ArtOnceAgain

Custom Picture Frames, Home Decor Gifts and Photography

Arlington, Texas · 98 Sales

ArtOnceAgain

Custom Picture Frames, Home Decor Gifts and Photography

Arlington, Texas 98 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

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Susan Brodie

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Susan Brodie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Christopher Bueckert

Christopher Bueckert on Nov 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first transaction through Etsy and the seller was very polite and easy to communicate with. She's very personable. My item arrived in a timely manor and I am more than happy with it! I will definitely be purchasing from her store again :)

mswhit1

mswhit1 on Nov 3, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I expected a lot more for the price but the effort is appreciated.

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About

I love memories and making people smile.

My products are unique. They are different. They start conversations. My goal is for you to feel that you've purchased something you can be extremely proud of. You can be sure that you have purchased a one-of-a-kind treasure that no one else has.

Family, memories and art have always been a part of my life. Growing up, family photos and my mother's crafts and paintings were in every room of our home. It seems only natural for me to combine that into what I love to do. I've always felt compelled to be different and unique. That carries over into my surroundings. I don't want what everyone else has. I want something that, when a person sees it, they say "Wow, that's really unique!" I made a custom picture frame for a friend as a house-warming present a few years ago and she loved it. And that's exactly what she said. And then she said, "You should do this for a living. Have you ever heard of Etsy?" And, so my shop was born.

I work out of the spare bedroom in my home. I have a tiny space and am able to work on only three or four projects at a time. But, since it's just me, it works fine for now. I hope to, one day, have a small studio so I can make more products and have a wider variety to sell. I do the creating, marketing, photography, shipping, and customer service. I work long hours and love every minute of it.
My main passion is transforming vintage picture frames to give them new soul. I've found that the older frames have more character and are usually of better quality. You know that old saying, "they don't make things like they used to"? That's especially true in the case of picture frames.
My process of creating the transformations can be time consuming. Very seldom do I spray a color on an item. I find that hand painting will result in a better finished product and I can be more detailed in color placement. I have more control over my designs. I use the best paints and glues I can find. Since it's very important for embellishments and the materials I use to stay on my designs, I will use industrial strength, permanent glue or epoxy, depending on the weight of the materials.
I love the challenge of discovering new materials to apply and a lot of my inspiration comes from nature. When I'm asked to make a custom item, I love the inspirations that my customers give me also. Whether they share their story for wanting the items or send me the picture that they want framed.

I like to post "works in progress" on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ArtOnceAgain.
You will see some amazing transformations in progress.

When you buy from me, you're buying more than just an item. You're buying many hours of experimentation, failures, frustrations. But you're also buying a piece of my heart, part of my soul and giving me more time to do something I'm truly passionate about - something that makes all of the above worth it. You're buying me many hours of absolute joy!

I truly appreciate that you've taken the time to get to know a little about me and my small business. I hope that I can make something for you soon.
Sincerely,
Susan

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  • Susan Brodie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have a passion for art, design and making people happy with their memories. I have a degree in clothing and textiles with a minor in art. I am married to a man who loves unique design and color as much as I do.

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Last updated on October 8, 2014
Welcome! Please feel free to email me at susanbrodieslb [!at] gmail.com for questions or even if you just want to chat! I always enjoy meeting new people.

All my items are upcycled into a unique, one-of-kind treasure. Most of them originate from the Veterans Thrift Store (my way of helping the vets) and I work some magic on them to turn them into the classic designs you find in my shop.

I love to do custom orders! If you see something you like but want it slightly different, or you have something in mind that you want made, let me know. Together, we'll make it happen.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
PayPal, direct checkout method (all major credit cards), or money orders accepted.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you add the item to your cart, you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card or PayPal.

If paying with money order, please allow time for me to deposit the check before I ship your order. If you want me to ship to a location within Texas, I must collect Arlington sales tax which is 8%.
Shipping
***Shipping costs for multiple items ordered in the same transaction will be discounted. You will see the discounted shipping charge once you put all the items in your cart. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.****

I normally ship USPS, most economical way, with tracking. You will be notified as soon as your order is shipped. If the item needs to be shipped by a different carrier, I will use the most economical way. Your item should ship 1-2 business days from ordering. Insurance is already included in my shipping prices for your protection as well as mine.
I will be happy to ship anywhere internationally. If your country is not listed, please ask me for the best shipping rates. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, or other amounts levied by your home country. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs.
The amounts shown for "shipping with another item" in each section is the amount for an additional item in that section. If you have any questions or you would like to purchase items from different sections, please don't hesitate to contact me for total shipping charges.
I use clean, recycled packaging material to save the environment. My items are wrapped with care using bubble wrap to protect your treasure. Photos are sent with sturdy cardboard backing to prevent them from being bent in shipping. Priority mail is always used for photos.
Refunds and Exchanges
I've tried to depict the details, color and dimensions of my items as accurately as possible. If you'd like additional pics or information of an item, let me know and I'll gladly offer them before you buy. If you receive the item and are unhappy with it, please email me so we can discuss it. I will accept returns if the item doesn't make you happy, but I must be notified immediately, and it must be returned within 7 days of receipt (undamaged). You will pay the return shipping cost. I will refund the price of the item when I receive it.

If, heaven forbid, something happens in transit to cause damage to your treasure, or there is any shipping problem, please let me know immediately. I do pack and wrap my items carefully, but if it arrives damaged, please keep your packaging and be prepared to take pictures in case we need to file a claim.

Refunds and returns for custom orders are considered individually (unless damaged or lost), but you shouldn't worry as I will stay in constant contact with you throughout the creation process to insure that you will receive the item as you want it. I will send you pictures throughout the process as well as pictures of the final product for your approval before shipping. I will take it back at your expense (you pay shipping) only if I think I can sell it to someone else.

I want you to be completely satisfied with your experience with ArtOnceAgain because I'd like for you to refer me to your family and friends.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm happy to do custom orders. If interested, please email me.
If you're buying an item as a gift for someone and would like me to ship directly to them, I'll be happy to. Just let me know what the occasion is and if you'd like me to enclose a special message to personalize the gift. No extra charge!