Since they actually sell the frames for old records in craft supply stores, I don’t think I can claim this as a new use, however it is a better use than in storage. Displaying records as art is a great way to decorate a man cave or family rec room without spending too much money on decorations. CD frames are also available if you want to display cd album covers.
I still recommend keeping your cds in the event of losing your digital version. CD storage boxes are easier to store sense they can stack and be placed on a shelf. I don’t recommend getting the CD binders because they store less without the cases and are harder to shelve. The boxes are also easier to label based upon type/genre/use.
Would love to hear what items you would like to display!