Molly’s Lab

It’s alive! Re-claimed cedar changes up its look with a little help from Dr. Van Nostrand. From Left to Right. 1. Coat of natural oil 2. “Pickled” with natural vinegar-based stain 3. Natural stain with low VOC water based clear coat ALL GORGEOUS! We love this wood!


Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Why throw magazines or cardboard or bottles in the recycling bin when they can be upcycled for art? We deliver all of our mat remnants to Bailey-Boushay House, a nationally recognized facility… Read more »

Meyer Wells Featured in New York Times

“…Seth Meyer and John Wells harvest local urban trees doomed by development, disease or storm damage, and turn them into custom furniture, each piece a distinct botanical narrative. Their business, started four years ago, bears all the markers that would seem to point toward collapse and extinction in a recessionary economy. It’s founded on idealism… Read more »

Shop Treasures

A frame shop and more, we offer affordable art made by local artists and unusual, beautiful art objects. Check out these hidden treasures currently available at the shop. Our Antique French maps (pictured below) are the perfect gift for the Francophile in your life.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors provide a special magic in decor, adding light and seemingly expanding space. Take a look at this far-out, vintage leopard print frame. Wouldn’t this make a fab mirror for a funky bedroom or recreation room? Our shop offers THOUSANDS custom mirror border options. We can order beveled mirrors if a customer wants to fill… Read more »

The Work of Work

The “dog” days of fall (?!) finally get to the “art” at Western Bridge.  Mini and Eefa take a “break.”

The Charm of Cedar

This beautiful hand finished cedar frame is a unique piece of craftsmanship with an equally special story. These trees were salvaged from the Cascade foothills (near Stampede Pass).  Around 1900 there was a fire that started from sparks created by the railroad wheels on the tracks. This fire burnt many acres of cedar, fir, etc…. Read more »

The Artist Formerly Known As Mini

Love these pics! Our Chihuahua, the artist formerly known as Mini, was featured alongside an Irish Wolfhound in the exhibition “Martin Creed: Open/Closed, Big/Small, Full/Empty, On/Off” at our favorite Seattle-based contemporary art space, Western Bridge.

Hello World!

Welcome to Molly and Jon’s Madison Valley Fastframe blog! A family-operated, community focused business, Molly and Jon’s Madison Valley Fastframe is a full-service frame shop that specializes in custom framing solutions. No job is too small or too large. We frame it all. Art, prints, photographs, memorabilia. If it fits though our door, we can… Read more »