Art Conservation & Period Frame Restoration.

Melody Scarborough
Melody Scarborough

Scarborough Studio has provided restoration services for collectors, museums, galleries and individuals for 25 years. Our mission is to provide the best quality workmanship and customer service possible for our clients.

We offer art conservation which includes cleaning, repair tares, in-painting, re-stretching re-lines and more. We also specialize in restoring period frames. We can replace missing pieces by carving or molding to replicate those areas. Repair finishes by gilding, painting or creating patinas needed, always paying attention to the small details.

We also restore heirlooms, art objects, and the unusual.

Before & After Restorations

About Melody Scarborough

Melody Scarborough
Melody Scarborough

Melody Scarborough has been restoring paintings, antique picture frames, art objects and other gilded pieces for 27 years. She learned her skill by working with master craftsmen, conservators through practice and observation. Scarborough Studio specializes in art conservation, restoring period frames, antiques, and art objects, and is a resource for museums, art collectors, galleries, art dealers and private individuals.

Our restoration service can meticulously replicate detail on ornate and contemporary frames as well as apply gold, silver or other metals and decorative finishes to the surface of most objects. Scarborough Studio began in Dallas Texas in 1995, served Sedona and the the state of Arizona for the past 20 years and is now in Northwest Arkansas.

Projects and Art Exhibitions

  • “Arizona’s Pioneering Women Artists” for the “Legacy Project and the Arizona State Centennial Project.
  • "Museum of Northern Arizona" in Flagstaff.
  • Exhibit at the "Herberger Theater for the performing arts" Phoenix Arizona.
  • "Desert Caballeros Museum" in Wickenberg Arizona.
  • "Phippen Museum of Western Art" Prescott Arizona
  • “Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art” in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
  • "The Museum of Indigenous People" Prescott Arizona.
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.


Great job!  Scarborough Studio did an outstanding job of restoring an 1820’s vintage oil painting and frame.  We would recommend their work for the serious art collector.
Duane and Marie De Paepe, Sedona, Arizona

Melody Scarborough is one of the most talented artists I have ever worked with. Her work is outstanding. I have been in this profession for over 30 years and I put her at the top of my list.

~ Brook Cunningham, Owner, Restorations Unlimited, Sedona, Arizona

I have sent clients and their cherished pieces to Melody for years and everyone has been pleased with the results. She offers fast, professional, expert service and is always a pleasure to do business with.

~ Trevor Gottschalk, Owner, Old Town Frame Company, Cottonwood, Arizona

We have sent work to Melody Scarborough on a number of occasions over the last several years. She is a very conscious and skilled frame restorer. We are happy to refer clients to her and will continue to do so.

—Linda Morris, Head Conservator, Linda Morris Studio, LLC, Tucson, Arizona

Melody restored my Buddha with great sensitivity preserving its feeling of ancient peace.

~ Mairi Ross, Jerome, Arizona

My name is Stephen Smith, and I recently asked Melody Scarborough to repair and restore some antique picture frames. Her restorations of the frames were excellent. Not only did she repair the cracks, missing pieces, and discolorations, she also made the frames compliment and enhance the paintings. When the paintings were put in the frames, there was complete harmony and a real improvement. I would highly recommend Melody for frame restoration.

~ Stephen Smith

I own a custom frame shop in Sedona, AZ, and have worked with Melody Scarborough for years. Many times customers have come in to my shop and asked about the possibility of repairing an old ornate irreplaceable gold leaf frame for a work of art that is either a historical or family treasure that cannot be displayed or has been in storage because of its damaged and fragile condition. Melody is the only person that I refer and every single time that customer calls back and can't thank me enough for sending toe Melody who did what they thought was impossible and returned their frames restored to perfection and ready for a new life on display in their home. Melody's professionalism, reliability and expertise is amazing!

~ Tony Alonso, The Framemaker

Contact Melody Scarborough

Scarborough Studio is Located in Cottonwood Arizona.

For any questions about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (928) 300-5851,
by e-mail or by using the form below.

Estimates are available by appointment or by e-mail.

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