Unconventional Ways to Use Frames

Unconventional Ways to Use Frames

Jennifer Hunter
Jul 21, 2015

Empty frames are a thrift store staple and are sometimes so pretty you don't need anything inside them. Maybe you want to double up like Abby above or frame something a little more —ahem — out of the box. These rooms all gave it a go. Here's what they did that you can try, too.

(Image credit: Kristen F. Davis Designs)

Savvy designer Kristen F. Davis made a cheapie RIBBA look amazing by adding wrapping paper inside.

(Image credit: Beth Zeigler)

Beth wanted to try a wall vase but it needed something extra so she turned it into living art by framing it.

(Image credit: Lonny)

This blue on blue look from Lonny uses an ornate frame to up the ante on a skull decoration.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Erick loves plants and even shows off their unique silhouettes and great texture in frames.

(Image credit: Annie Werbler)

Stephanie and Luke's old world frame contrasted with their modern mounted TV is interesting and maybe even makes whatever they're watching a little more like art.

(Image credit: Egue & Seta)

These empty frames from Egue & Seta are decorated decor all by themselves. They don't hold art, but they do show off that beautiful blue wall color.

(Image credit: Jennifer Hunter)

This is my house and a record sleeve from my childhood that I've framed so it stays protected and on display (and yes, that's David Hasslehoff).

What are your favorite things to frame besides photos and art?

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