1.06.2009

unused frames?

I am sure many of you have some very pretty or ornate picture frames from your family that either just aren't quite the right size for anything or don't mesh with the style of your home. When I saw this image it made me realize that those frames could have a beautiful second life as a tray for your vanity.

(via Marcus Hay)
Just place colored paper or fabric of your choice behind the glass to hide the backing and voila--a beautiful tray! Really any type of frame would work for this.

17 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

Awesome idea... it is something simple to look for at thrift stores and antique dealers! And oh how I would love a fresh peony or two in the house right now! Ahhhh...

paula said...

great idea. this would be so much cheaper than the tray i was eying.

Tina said...

what a great idea, can change the base colour easier too! the image is so romantic!

Lynne said...

Great idea. Except I keep looking for old frames at car boots sales and in junk shops - and can never find any!

•ciaotay• said...

what a clever idea! def some raw silk or neat patterned wallpaper would look fab as the backdrop!

Miss Aimee said...

so smart!! love it! may reference back to this in an upcoming post!

Blair said...

Raw silk would be beautiful!

Callie Grayson said...

sweet idea! do you know how many frames i have.... well let's not go there. but this would be a great gift idea!

citysage said...

great idea AND a new stylist's portfolio to drool over? yes please!

now all I need is a pretty table to put my new frame tray on...hello, shopping expedition!

dwellings and decor said...

Great idea and I love that they added pink paper. I also love frames with nothing in them hung. I think it can be really pretty when done right. Nice post!

christina said...

That is such a great idea. I've got several frames laying around. I'll get out the spray paint and fix 'em up a bit.

dolcechic said...

This is beautiful!

Courtney said...

The pink paper is such a nice touch!

Georgia B. said...

fabulous idea! i sold all mine in a garage sale. DARN IT!

Helen Cuthbert said...

What a great idea - I would like to try this!

summer said...

i need to find a frame right now!
this is an unforgettable idea- thanks!

Courtney said...

This is SUCH a great idea. I'm now on the look out for beautiful vintage frames.