Picture This: New Ideas for Old Frames

Picture This: New Ideas for Old Frames

Beth Callaghan
Sep 25, 2013

If you don't have a garage full of old frames, then it's super easy to acquire a bunch on the cheap, whether it's at a garage sale or Michaels. And you're going to want to, because I've found so many clever uses for old frames. Check out this roundup of frame decor that works well in kids' rooms and nurseries.


1. Put objects in empty frames, Jennifer Rizzo. Take the glass out of the frame and instead, mount an actual object inside it on the wall.

2. Paint a frame around frames, Pottery Barn Kids
. To tie a group of frames together, try painting a large faux frame around the whole grouping.

3. Frame your child's name, Harper's Happenings
. Wood letters painted the same color as a frame make a personalized accent.

4. Decoupage empty frames, PrimeBabies
. Use paper or fabric that matches your child's decor to customize empty frames.

5. Paint an entire frame, Dwell
. Using multiple frames entirely intact, paint each one a different color for a geometric wall installation.


6. Add empty frames to existing wall decor, Lori Harris on Houzz. Build out an existing piece, like this bookshelf, by adding empty frames.

7. Frame a chalkboard or dry erase board, Crafty McCrafterton
. A piece of chalkboard and new paint turns an old frame into an activity station.

8. Frame a letter, Pillow Thought
. Instead of an entire name, try framing a single letter or a monogram.

What do you do with old frames? Have you repurposed them in a creative way? Let us know in the comments.

(Images: as linked above)

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