Frames Repurposed


This week's theme at Funky Junk Interiors SNS party is traditional picture frames used creatively. Some of you have seen these before, but here are a few shots of some frame ideas in my home.

This is in the master bedroom. I took an old gold colored frame and painted and glazed it then attached a piece of burlap to the back. I hung it on the wall and then took this inlaid wood art from Italy and just hung it on the burlap.

We purchased this piece several years ago when we toured Italy. 

This whole piece is nothing but solid wood pieces that are inlaid by hand. 

Such intricate details are created by these artists. I just loved this one of this lady sitting by the sea with her shoe kicked off.

This is in the guest room. I took another gold frame and just painted it white then hung it on the wall and centered two ironstone platters.

This is also in the same guest room. I took a painting that I purchased on sale at Home Goods for ten dollars and painted the frame and picture white and did some distressing. Then I mod podged a piece of burlap to the picture area. Glued some flat trim around the edge and attached a painted letter to the front.

That is three different ways I have used frames creatively.

Enjoy the weekend!

Linking to Funky Junk Interiors for SNS.

I hope blogger fixes things soon. Followers are gone from most blogs then this morning mine were back and then poof they were gone again. Oh, and they are back again.


  1. All are so pretty. What an interesting piece from italy. That was a perfect way to display it to show all the details. Such a talent to be able to create a pic out of pieces of wood. You always have such great ideas.

  2. A beautiful reuse of the frames. I particularly like the one with the letter "N" inside.

  3. Both such clever ideas - and I like the framed platters best of all.

  4. I love those framed platters..all of the frames look fabulous.
    Have a good Memorial weekend.
    xo bj

  5. I love using a blank frame to surround a vignette. That looks great Kim and the green paint is so soothing,kathysue

  6. They're all great ideas, Kim but I like the one with the Italian inlay best. The white frame really makes the art "pop". It gives it so much more presence. Would you believe I have about 10 frames in my closet? :(
    Take care,

  7. I love these ideas! That first picture is beautiful ! What a great way to showcase it.
    I have always loved the look of china plates inside the frames!

  8. All the frames look great on your walls, Kim...Christine

  9. Love these, Kim! Yep, Blogger has been a real bitch lately.

  10. Hi Kim! Very pretty uses for your frames. The inlaid wood one is awesome and I'm a big sucker for anything with a monogram!!

    Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! I'll be painting....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  11. Hi Kim,
    Wonderful frame ideas. I really love the first one you pictured. Having the frame around the inlaid wood art really makes the art stand out. Very pretty!

  12. So very pretty! Finally having a chance to catch up on my blog reading. I have missed some really great posts by you! Hope your weekend is going well!

  13. All three are wonderful. I love the shapes and detail of the frames you used. Have a happy holiday. Hugs, Marty

  14. So pretty! you have the most creative ideas! xoox, tracie

  15. I LOVE all of your ideas! Very pretty! Can't wait to use some of these in my home. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  16. You are incredibly creative - always full of such good ideas. I'm going to copy the one with the 2 platters. I just love it. Thanks for sharing. x Sharon

  17. Wow, all really beautiful projects! I'm especially loving the lettered one. The extra detail around it really draws your eye in! Pretty!


  18. Very creative re use of frames all are beautiful but I love the one in your guestroom with ironstone plates
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  19. Love how you did the frames Kim, blogger continues to be fustrating, if it isn't one thing it's another with it!

    Have a good weekend too!

  20. Those are some great ideas. I love the first one in your master bedroom.

    My followers come and go on my blog too - plus I can't comment on many blogs for some reason.

  21. Clever ideas for frames. I like the monogrammed one best!

  22. someday they may be gone forever ... it's a sad thought.

    I realize how vain
    I really am when I see" them" missing ...
    that's another sad thought

  23. Lovin' that burlap! So unique.


  24. Hello.. your blog is very nice.. first time coming by.. hope we can keep in touch... thanks!

  25. I'll try and see if I can comment..haven't been able to do that lately...anyway love the N frame, my guest suite is that same green I will have to go check out what you've done in there but I might need to copy this cool frame! They all look great but I'm in love with N

  26. These are so creative!!!!

  27. I like them all, I think my favorite is the first one though.

  28. Love the first one. Very creative!

  29. Kim, I love the piece from Italy and your frames look wonderful painted white.