Asked on Feb 12, 2018

Large plastic frame

EmMichelle LeslieDfm
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Any ideas on what to do with this large plastic frame I don't have glass for it and I'm not looking to invest a lot of money. I was thinking about hanging it on the wall without a picture in it but I would like to do something more than just slap a coat of paint on it and I really don't like the gold that's already on the frame
14 answers
  • Have you seen "embellishments"? They can be wood or resin and can be painted. If this were mine, I would look for embellishments, glue them onto the frame, then paint/distress the frame. You can hang it on the wall that way or use it as a larger frame surrounding a smaller framed print. You could also add wire from side to side and use mini-clothes pins to hang photos. Look up furniture embellishments or furniture appliques.
    Here is a mirror with embellishments attached. They come in many sizes and price points

  • James
    James
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Spray paint the frame with a crackle paint. Next from Walmart purchase a cheap thumbtack board, remove the plastic frame, then purchase fabric to your liking. Glue the fabric to the tack board with white glue, elmer's. Spray the frame, insert the tack board. You can use it for family photos, greeting cards or special events. Should not cost more than $20. Happy home project.
  • Jewellmartin
    Jewellmartin
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Spray paint the whole frame in a color you like. Choose one of your collections and hang an add number of items, or another pleasing arrangement, directly on the wall but inside the frame. For instance, use Command hooks for antique hankies, county fair prizes, or small picture frames. Use studded hooks for souvenir coffee mugs, old padlocks, or wigs. Add a placard describing the collection, like an art gallery does. Best wishes ☺️
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Spray paint it based on you own style and inset a print or a keepsake
  • Emily
    Emily
    on Feb 12, 2018

    besides the suggestions you have already received you could buy a large print and put it in the frame with no glass. You could also get a piece of glass cut at a local hardware store. . .this is the least expensive way to get glass. You could hang a grouping of smaller framed pieces within the frame. You could put a piece of hardware cloth in it and hang kitchen utensils on the hardware cloth. Or jewelry. This is the hardware wire.
  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Feb 13, 2018

    I had an old frame and ended up putting in on the wall so it framed a lamp that was attached to the wall.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Feb 13, 2018

    You can just wipe it down well, and spray paint it the color you want.
  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Spray paint it a color that you will enjoy. If you want to reaccent the carved details use a rubnbuff in a contrasting color.

    I didnt care for gold either, years ago my new construction was brushed nickel
    ( chandelier door knobs faucets ) so I redid my frame in the pewter tones first spray paint and then some washes speckling and sealer and some rub and buff highlights
  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Feb 14, 2018

    Me too, almost embarrasing collection of dog art and statues. I hope you can refurb your frame to your asthetic— truthfully repurposed frames-its one of the best second hand deals that I invest in...and make my art -fit it.
    Best wishes in your decorating adventures!

  • Joanne Costello
    Joanne Costello
    on Feb 14, 2018

    Paint it if you want. String cord like clothes lines and hang pictures with mini clips. Or use it in a litchen. Add a back and put hooks. Your measuring spoons/cups can then be the art

  • Paulie Trisler
    Paulie Trisler
    on Feb 18, 2018

    All good suggestions. My thoughts lean toward painting it and hanging a wreath in the center. The wreath can change per season or holiday.
  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Get a foam cor board cut to fit frame make copies of photos of family friends and pets decopodge on foam core and install into frame.
  • Michelle Leslie
    Michelle Leslie
    on Dec 14, 2020

    Hi there, you can hang it on the wall a is and then hang smaller prints, pictures, and frames inside.

  • Em
    Em
    on Dec 19, 2020

    Cut a piece of plywood for the inside and cover it with chalk board paint. It comes in green or black. Chalk paint the frame and add a little antiquing wax or scuff some paint to reveal a little of the brown underneath. Turn sideways, add a board painted the same color as the frame. Hang hooks for keys, hats gloves etc. Mount in the hallway for notes to family, appointments, grocery list, sayings for the season etc.

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