Have you tried FreeCycle yet?
I have a few ideas for some picture frames, so I jumped at this offer when I saw it! Most of the frames are wood, so they'll take some new paint very well. Yay for free!
About FreeCycle -- it's free to sign up, and then you'll get emailed some listings for local people who want to give away free stuff. You can get rid of your junk/stuff, too. (This was great when we moved -- I got rid of an old swing set, grill, and bed.) It's pretty hassle-free -- just set stuff out on your porch, and the claimer comes to pick it up! Sure, you could try to sell your stuff on Craigs List, but I like the whole recycle/repurpose aspect of FreeCycle. Check it out!