Projects with Old Frames
Wooden picture frames can be picked up at Garage Sales for a song. There are so many things you can do with picture frames. You don't just have to put a picture inside. Frames are a great way to display, Plates, Found Object, Books, groups of smaller framed photos, Post Cards, Coin Collections, etc. They also look great grouped by themselves with nothing inside. Here are just a few ideas, so keep an eye out for those frames, look for interesting details and shapes, and pick them up when you see them. And "think outside the box" with picture frames.
Display a collection
In my living room I added found objects inside empty frames to make this display above my couch. This was a very inexpensive way to fill up a large wall space.
Tina's Shabby White Display. Frames and old Dishes make a dynamic grouping
AJ's Frame displays in her store. Folk Art originals by AJ
Old Spindles hung inside an empty frame make this display
Joyluck, from the HGTV board made this great display cabinet with an old frame.
Here are some more of Joyluck's Frame Projects
Frames grouped with other found object make up this mantle grouping. I've glued old printers type to the one in the front
Frames in the right color can dress up a seasonal display
Dress up a bulletin board with some shabby picture frames
This is a real easy project. Take a piece of lace, hot glue it to a frame or use an embroidery hoop. Then just slide your jewelry through the holes for storage and display. I liked this project so well, I made 2 and hung them in my bathroom. Works great for earrings and pins. You could also use a larger frame, and attach some hooks to the sides for bracelets and necklaces.
Here are some more ideas
And here's something Fun
Yes, this is my family