frame corner samples

November 14th, 2009 in member junk     
boscobud boscobud, member
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I clean my garage a couple times a year but these things keep hanging around.   I was thinking I should just use them as kindling in the firepit, but thought again and figured I should check here first for ideas.  Any thoughts?

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Comments (7)

Mizmo writes: If you haven't done anything with these picture frame corners and still have them...I was wondering if you would be interested in selling them? :) Posted: 3:56 pm on April 11th
racers7 writes: I love the fact you have a lot of them! One idea is to nail a 2 foot long piece of 1"x4" between the L shapes and screw in from the back to create a small book holder or shelf with the L's on the ends. Paint and distress or however you like. Melody Posted: 1:56 pm on November 18th
JanieBV writes: I just read your post yesterday and today I got a decorating book from the library and when I was paging through it I happened to notice something that you could do with your partial picture frames. I guess it sort of depends on whether you like architectural type decor in your home as well. How the book describes it is "a broken piece of cornice highlights the windowsill." While your frames are not cornices per se, what you could do would be to glue a couple of them together (making a "V") and refinish them to a chippy white or black and place it on a shelf or windowsill as they did in the book. If you'd like to see the picture, it is on page 48 of "Recycled Home" by Mark and Sally Bailey. Maybe you could request it from your library system. Posted: 12:23 pm on November 17th
CottageElements writes: Ditto on the welcome! There are a lot of creative minds on this site and I'm sure you'll get some great suggestions. I kind of see them as a work of art. Stacking them up like you show in the second picture on a piece of board, attaching them and then maybe painting them a solid color (or leaving them as they are). Then finishing it off with a frame. So they'd be a frame in a fame. Make sense? Good luck and make sure you show us a picture!!!

Lani Posted: 1:00 pm on November 15th
artteachergirl writes: When y'all come up with a solution please post...I used to have a frame shop and I have several boxes of frame corners in my basement...I keep thinking there is something wonderful waiting to be created with them:-) Posted: 8:44 pm on November 14th
TinTinJunkFan writes: There was an article in the NYTimes Home section in Sept about a builder in Huntsville, Texas who builds recylced homes...
one house's ceiling was paneled in cast off picture frame corners...a unique work of art...very cool and inspirational!
Try this link, there is a slide show of his house and the photo of the picture-framed ceiling is the lead in....

His name is Dan Phillips, his company is Phoenix Commotion... Posted: 12:31 pm on November 14th
suewhitney writes: Hi Boscobud,

First of all welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. Secondly, I can see why you have held on to would I. I'm going to think on these for awhile, but the first thing that popped into my head was to use them as picture hangers. I would cut off the angle at each raw end and finish the wood. I would hang three to five of them down a long hallway with the corner up. Put an eye hook on the inside corner and suspend a matted picture from each to create a floating look. I'll be back with more!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:22 am on November 14th
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