Asked on Nov 01, 2012

How would you upcycle/repurpose this framed glass?

Sharon E. Hines
by Sharon E. Hines
I pulled the matting out of these frames thinking I wanted to use Krylon mirror glass paint to turn them into mirrors in my foyer. I'm having second thoughts on this idea. I'd love to hear your ideas for repurposing the glass... I'm to rearranging the grouping as well...
q how would you upcycle repurpose this framed glass, home decor, repurposing upcycling
q how would you upcycle repurpose this framed glass, home decor, repurposing upcycling
  26 answers
  • You can always paint them with chalkboard paint!!

  • Redfly Creations Redfly Creations on Nov 01, 2012
    Reuse one as a tray on the furniture below: OR you can always take the class out and just have the empty frames. Maybe pai t the frames for more interest.

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 01, 2012
    good ideas! keep 'em coming...

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Nov 01, 2012
    I saw something like this once. Use chalkpaint, hang it on the wall and put a little hook of some kind on the wall in the upper center. You can hang different holiday themed decorations on the wall which would be inside the frame. I saw this idea with cut out paper hearts draped side to side too. You can hand a small mirror inside it or a small picture, a wreath, a candle sconce. The possibilities are endless,have fun with it.

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 01, 2012
    @Mary I. I like the way you're thinking!

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Nov 01, 2012
    Thanks. I lay awake some nights with ideas going on in my head! I wish I had the room for all the cheap Craigs List dressers and china closets I'd love to redo and sell.

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 01, 2012
    I can empathize with being kept awake at night by an overactive mind.

  • Ladies - my garage is currently filled with chairs and small tables that I've collected from flea markets and garage sales. All of them have big plans stapled to them (in my filing cabinet in my head) !! We are a rare breed.

  • DeeDee DeeDee on Nov 02, 2012
    LOL! You ladies sound like me! I wish my brain would stop talking so I could drift off to sleep most nights! @Sharon @ mrs. hines class you could always modge podge something on the glass to match your decor and hang it with a beautiful ribbon???

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 02, 2012
    @Linda Matson we are a rare breed indeed! @Clover House, DeeDee I love the idea of hanging it from ribbon! There goes my mind spinning with ideas again...LOL

  • Deborah Greenwell Deborah Greenwell on Nov 03, 2012
    Hi Sharon, has anyone suggested putting scrapbook or gift wrap paper behind the glass and leaving messages on the glass with dry erase pens?

  • Z Z on Nov 03, 2012
    I was thinking the same thing as Deborah. Great way to leave love notes for your family.

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 04, 2012
    @Deborah Greenwell and @Z I love that idea.

  • MarriePierrette MarriePierrette on Nov 04, 2012
    an idea, like this...why don't u put nice photos, or paintings in them, and fix them in a different ways, as one in vertical position, and the 2 other in a horizontal position... it would fill this wall, pretty I think....well, in all ways, good luck to u...

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 09, 2012
    I have considered that too, @MarriePierrette . Great minds...;)

  • MarriePierrette MarriePierrette on Nov 09, 2012
    Happy to read u today. Working on prijects too,here although I don't know how to put them here to show off..maybe someone can help me thanks inadvance. Ha a great say Sharon

  • Rachel Medina Rachel Medina on Nov 09, 2012
    I have tons of frames and I have used chalkboard paint on some of them and some of them I take the glass out and hang the frame on the wall and put something in the middle:) (bookpage wreath, old door knobs, small mirrors,etc) I get tons of compliments. Good luck:)

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 09, 2012
    Thank you, @Rachel Medina . I haven't quite made up my mind, but perhaps I shouldn't overthink it. There are more frames sitting in a closet... Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sharon E. Hines Sharon E. Hines on Nov 09, 2012
    @MarriePierrette , first save your photos to your computer. Once you login to Hometalk, you should see a red button at the top right that says "Post". Click on that. From there you will be able to describe your photos and upload them. Let me know if I can help you further.

  • MarriePierrette MarriePierrette on Nov 09, 2012
    Woe. Hey hahs that was too easy! Thanks so much. See u

  • Ginger R Ginger R on Jun 07, 2014
    I love reverse paintings! on glass and mirrors. :)

  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Aug 18, 2014
    They look good sized so put legs on them and make coffee or end tables. Or put handles on and use as trays.

  • Too449355 Too449355 on Aug 30, 2014
    I have seen an idea......remove the glass. Put little eye screws inside the frame on the top underside....3-4 and with thin ribbon, hang little stars??? or metal flowers. Use the same ribbon but wider to hang the frame. You could also paint the frames red or green and do a Christmas theme.....with ornaments!

  • Debra Debra on Aug 30, 2014
    Try adding a strip (old ruler) behind frame and turning it into a shadow box.

  • Evey Vazquez-velez Evey Vazquez-velez on Mar 04, 2015
    find a nice old map of your home town, frame it, get a newer version, put in your entryway,side by side, you'd never believe the interest it sparks!

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jul 01, 2016
    Evey, I love your suggestion for maps, terrific because I am a lover of Maps so will use this if I may, thank you.