9 Things To Do With A Picture Frame (Besides the Obvious)

9 Things To Do With A Picture Frame (Besides the Obvious)

Abby Stone
Oct 1, 2008

100108-frames01.jpgWe love frames of all types. Tiny ones, inset with small stones, oversized baroque ones, rickety wooden ones -- frames can show off a photo, a print or a piece of art...or they can do so much more. Here are some ideas, some of which we've blogged before, of what to do with them...

  • Frame a piece of cork
  • A mirror
  • Or a piece of wood coated in chalkboard paint (or have masonite cute to size) to make a blackboard
  • Slip a piece of wallpaper behind a piece of glass, remove the hanging mechanism and use your frame as a tray. Works especially well with an ornate or deep frame (a framed mirror can do double duty as a tray or leaning against a wall as a looking glass)
  • Hang a piece of art on the wall, then hang a frame separately, deliberately letting the wall space between frame and art peek through. Works best on a brightly coloured wall.
  • Boring medicine chest? Find a frame to match the size of your mirror and glue it on. Or forgo the mirror all together as Adrienne blogged here
  • Spray paint a collection of frames the same colour, then hang them on your wall empty, letting the frames be the art.
  • Make a French ribbon board or a mat board with pockets to organize your receipts and small papers.
  • A large frame can double as a headboard -- empty or framing a piece of fabric.

More Frame Ideas

[image: Laure's Constant Change]

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