Before throwing out your old bakeware consider decorating it and hanging it on the wall. If you’re a pretty good artist you could paint a country scene or a holiday picture. Use glitter paints for snow or silk fir trees for dimension. If you’re not so good with a paintbrush there are all kinds of other ways to decorate.
Look at a home improvement or craft store for a product that makes any surface magnetic. It comes in a spray can and is easy to use. Sand the bottom of the pan if necessary. Spray the bottom of a baking sheet with it and hang it on the wall. Use small magnets to hold messages to the baking sheet. Most baking sheets have a hole at one end for hanging. Put a decorative lace border around the edges with hot glue.
Purchase magnetic sheet for your home printer and print a sea scene or something else of interest to you. Paint a cookie sheet and allow to dry then position the magnetic photo. Hang. Something similar can be done to a muffin pan. Print out circular magnetic pictures of fruits or vegetables to affix on each section. Glue tiny grapes and cherries around the perimeter of the pan.
Purchase a piece of brocade upholstery fabric to attach to a cookie sheet. The fabric comes in many beautiful designs. Add lace or other embellishments around the edges of the cookie sheet.
Purchase a mat that goes inside of a picture frame to display several different photos. Arrange the photos on a baking sheet. Place plastic wrap or clear plastic over the photos then glue on the mat. Now use dimensional paint to make it look more like a picture frame. You can use the frame to hold a certificate, a newspaper clipping, or even a portion of a poster.
You don’t have to use the rectangular pans only. Round pizza pans or pie pans are great for making a mosaic. Since the pans have a rim it makes a nice frame around the mosaic if you paint it first. Lay the mosaic tiles in the arrangement that you’ve chosen. It can be a fruit arrangement or simply say My Kitchen. Use a cloth picture hanger on the back for hanging on the wall.
Do a paint-by-number picture then affix it to the baking sheet. Use cord for the border to frame the picture.
Lay a baking sheet lengthways on a table. Paint the bottom tan then the middle blue and the top portion white. Glue on a small craft lighthouse and a flat wooden boat. Add embellishments like a section of netting, starfish, and shells. Hang in the bathroom.
There’s all sorts of designs you can do with flat wooden shapes. Buy a Christmas tree shape and glue on painted wooden package shapes. Paint ornaments on the Christmas tree shape then attach real pieces of foil icicles. Or glue a large wooden pumpkin with silk leaves all around for a fall door arrangement.
There are many different ways to decorate the baking sheets and other metal pans. Experiment with different ones and make one for each room of the house.There are many