Old frames seem to be one of those things which you can never really bear to throw away. You may have even seen old photo or picture frames at garage sales or second hand stores and seen their former beauty and their current charm but not known how to bring it out.
Well even if you have a collection of old frames with broken glass and lost backings, you can still make them a part of your weekend decorating project and let them shine once more. These frames may be a collection of colours, textures and even materials – well even better!
You may have old wooden frames, metal frames or silver frames and any sort of collection will make a stunning wall art display. All you have to do is clean up the frames by carefully washing or polishing them, depending on what they are made of, at the same time removing any glass and any of the backing still in the frames; yes you want to be able to see through to the other side.
Now that you have your collection of wooden and metal frames you can display them however you like. You may have off cuts of old wallpaper or some pretty wrapping paper which pulls out the colour pallets of the frames. If this is the case, all you have to do is cut out a new backing for your frames from cardboard and frame your paper for a vintage feel.
Or, if you have a striking feature wall in your home of a stunning paint colour or a gorgeous wallpaper pattern, simply hang your frames empty. The wood and metal of the frames will create the perfect textural contrast to the paint or wallpaper, and you can make a feature of your feature wall by ‘framing’ it.