Almost every household can benefit from having a message board. Being able to jot down notes, important appointments or reminders for family members just makes life easier. Rather than going with an ugly white board or magnets holding messy papers on the fridge, you can make your home more beautiful by refinishing an antique picture frame. Paint a thin wood backing with chalkboard paint and you have yourself a chic message board.
Use The Frame To Showcase Wall Art
Instead of using your picture frame for pictures or other art, remove the glass and the backing so you are left with just the frame. Use this frame to showcase a stencil or drawing on the actual wall. This is a super simple idea but very stylish.
Often times little changes can make all the difference. Linking identical style frames together is appealing to the eye and can easily be done in an afternoon. Select your frames (simple are best) and determine what material you'd like to link them. You could use small link chain or small strips of leather. Attach your materials to the corner of each frame and link to the next. The material you choose doesn't have to be strong if you still mount each frame with it's own hardware. Try to limit your linked frames to about 3 or 4 together.
Make A Gallery Of Pictures
If you have a lot of different pictures you'd like to display, grouping them all together makes a huge statement. The trick to making this technique not look cluttered and messy is to choose frames that compliment each other. They don't have to be identical but they do need to match in color or style. Leaving a small gap between the frames also helps to make it look more styled. An excellent look is to have one bold picture in the middle with medium and small frames fading out from it.
There are many more creative ways of using picture frames within your home decor. If you enjoy do it yourself crafts, frames are a great way of experimenting. If you're not into these types of projects, a professional interior designer can assist.