Cast Iron Stove Picture Frame

April 26th, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Here is one of Me and Sue. This one could be hung  vertically as well.
This one holds all my favorite children. Love the shape of this one and it could be hung by the center hole at the top.
A couple of small bolts and weve got er done.
Heres one taken apart.
Back side.
Various shapes and sizes along with the roll of plastic.
Here is one of Me and Sue. This one could be hung  vertically as well.

Here is one of Me and Sue. This one could be hung  vertically as well.

I purchased a box of these really cool cast iron stove parts and thought they would make great picture frames. Each one has a front and back part that bolt together where there would usually be sheets of Mica between. Don't ask me why but I have seen it and had to break away some little bits that were left in there. I went to the Upholstry Suppy house and bought a roll of thick clear plastic that would be used for boat seats and cut it to fit each stove door. I cut two for each one, taped a picture to the front sheet so that the picture would fit the holes, and layered the second sheet over that one. Then I pierced the plastic and put small bolts through the holes and screwed on nuts to hold it tight. The longer one has a hole in the top so it can be hung. The other one just stands up by itself. So if you want to change your pictures you just unbolt it and replace them with new ones. I used photocopies just to show how it is done.

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Comments (13)

RiverGail writes: Georgia, I love all your projects. These stove parts are beautiful. They would look great with some stained glass too.
Gail Posted: 5:10 am on May 30th
shabbychick writes: Geo - fabulous frames (forget that they were stove pieces) - they really were meant to be frames (it just took them a few years to realize it - or for you to find them)!!

Great job!

Kathy Posted: 10:44 pm on April 29th
MimiToria writes: Geo this is a great project. Love what you turned junky old stove parts into fabulous useful frames. The rusty patina and cool shapes of cut outs are wonderful in your new found designs. Thanks for sharing. I wouldn't of thought of this. You rock girl!
Gretchen Posted: 8:56 am on April 28th
writes: Geo,
These turned out even better than I imagined. I especially like the rusty patina. :-) Good job Sister!

JennyK Posted: 3:50 pm on April 27th
CottageElements writes: Geo, this is a great post with great pictures! Wow, Sue's hair is sooo long!! Cute! These would also be great with words, too! Maybe attached to the top of a blackboard? Awesome pieces and a great find! You go girl!

Lani Posted: 10:59 pm on April 26th
texasjunkermom writes: I agree with Candy and Jim---they look like they were made to be frames and they are perfect FOR frames! I'm trying hard not to covet, much less envy like Marie. Love these!!! Posted: 7:12 pm on April 26th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgia, Now this is very creative. I think you’ve came up with the only other use for these stove parts. They make perfect frames.

Jim Posted: 6:24 pm on April 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cool is that! It's as if they were made to be photo frames. Nice work!
Candy Posted: 5:33 pm on April 26th
roadtriplouise writes: I love these pictures frames, very unique! Ann Posted: 3:57 pm on April 26th
greencolleen writes: great look, i have an old stove its just gorgeous, originally was in our garage as a very inefficiant heater was replaced now is in the garden. my husband actually likes it! Posted: 12:18 pm on April 26th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Geo,
You have such GREAT junk vision!!!! I never would have thought to use these as picture frames, but they look amazing!! Great job my friend.
xojanis Posted: 12:11 pm on April 26th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is SO clever! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! Andrea Posted: 12:08 pm on April 26th
oldnews writes: These are wonderful, what an amazing find they were. They are so beautifully ornate, but at the same time have that heavy rusted metal look that I love. I definitely have frame envy for sure! I LOVE these! Marie Posted: 11:13 am on April 26th
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