Picture Frame Coffee Table

Nikki Boyd
by Nikki Boyd
5 Materials
2 Hours

My picture frame coffee table has always been a staple in my living room as it is such a wonderful conversation piece and adds so much character to my home. This video and simple instructions will have you creating your conversation piece in no time! If you would like to see more of my home DIY projects check out my YouTube channel at http://www.athomewithnikki.com Thanks. Nikki


Look for frames that you think best fits your design style. Make sure to get different size frames for a unique look. Stay away from oval shaped frames, straight sided frames are best for this project. Get an abundance of frames, this is key! Remember that you can always return the frames that you do not use.


Start with a base, it can be your existing coffee table or you could go onto Craig’s List. If you have a glass coffee table that is fine, just take glass or mirror off to use the base. Wood or metal tables are perfectly fine as well.

For Glass: 

Go to your local hardware store, have them cut you a piece of plywood or MDF

Screw down the Plywood or MDF to the base of your table with the existing screws from your table. You do not have to do this step for wood or metal tables. 


This step can be the longest step of this project. Laying all the frames down, moving them around to give you the look that you desire. You want to make sure that you do not have any gaps. You want your 

Play around with it, take pictures to make sure that you like the arrangement of the frames.

Once you have the desired arrangement, take a picture of it.

Write down the sizes of each of the frames, Go to your local hardware store to have them cut the mirror to the desired size of each frame.

Adding foam board is a great way to add more durability to the mirror. You can get foam board from your local art supply store. Cut foam board to the size of the frame. Take out back of the frame and add the foam board behind the mirror, lock it in.

When gluing the frames to the table, start from the center. By doing this, will give you a good starting point for the other frames. I like to use Liquid Nails (Heavy Duty) for my adhesive. Make sure to let your table dry for a day or two to make sure that it is stable. 

Here is how the gorgeous table came out!

Watch the video below to see the whole process in action!

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  • KATHLEEN KATHLEEN on Jan 10, 2020

    where did you get the mirror?

  • Tammie Tammie on Jan 25, 2020

    Do you take the glass out of each picture frame, or do you leave the glass in each picture frame?

  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jan 10, 2022

    I love this table, but not much into mirrors. I'd love to put pictures in the

    frames and somehow seal each one to protect from spills. any suggestions anyone?

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  • Hma32119317 Hma32119317 on Sep 05, 2022

    Love itv

  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Jan 10, 2024

    I’d think the finished table would need one LARGE piece of glass over the whole thing so could easily place glasses, trays, books etc. on top and not have to place each item inside a picture frame.