There are many different ways to creatively showcase photos in a home. I created a photo display for our wedding photos using a recycled farmhouse window.
Several months ago my husband and I attended a lovely backyard wedding. A woman that loved to collect barn wood, windows, doors, and other vintage finds owned the home. She repurposes her finds to decorate her home and to sell at local craft fairs. She was kind enough to give me one of her old windows for me to use in my house.
At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the window. Then, this post from Cleverly Inspired inspired me. She used an old window to display family photos in her living room. I decided to create something similar using my repurposed window as a photo display for some of our wedding photos.
Creating a Photo Display Using an Old Window
The first step to creating my wedding photo display was to give the old window a good cleaning. It had a thick layer of dirt, dust, and cobwebs.
After spending a lot of time attempting to scrub the window by hand, I decided to spray it off with the hose instead. Spraying the window with the hose helped clean off all the dust and dirt. After a few spray downs it was much easier to wipe off the remaining dirt. I cleaned the window panes on both sides with Windex after washing the dirt off. I wanted the window panes to be sparkling clean for the photo display.
Arranging Photos in the Window
Once the window was clean and completely dry, it was time to select the pictures that I wanted to use for the photo display. My preference was photos shot from a distance and more detailed shots. I didn’t want any photos of people looking directly at the camera or facial closeups.
I arranged the photos in an alternating pattern of orientation. Vertical, then horizontal, then vertical, etc. I also decided that I preferred to have the opposite orientation pattern on the second row. After I settled on a pattern I used clear photo corners to attach the photos to the window panes. I placed the photo corners on the backside of the window pane and then slid the photos into the corners face down. The photos are behind the glass, similar to a traditional picture frame.
I hung the window photo display by attaching D Rings to the back of the frame and hanging them from Monkey Hooks.