Did you ever think it would look chic to paint old frames and hang them up empty. It has such a simplistic elegant look. When you are scavenging in those old boxes at an auction or estate sale, look for these awesome treasures. Collect them until you have enough to make a display....then paint and enjoy!!
love this - just empty frames leaning on a ledge or mantle, even hanging on a wall empty - old ornate frames with lots of chippy gesso are art all on their own
I really like this yellow. Or if you like the empty frames idea but not for the mantel, I could see it looking cool hanging on the wall somewhere, maybe over the couch or on the wall to the left of TV. You could do all white, or colors, or whatev you want!
empty frames in a nice layout (I wonder if they were also having a hard time 'committing' to which photos to mat + frame?)