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. The home was owned by a woman that loved to collect barn wood, windows, doors and other vintage finds. 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, but I was inspired by this post from Cleverly Inspired. 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. I’m not sure how long the lady who gave it to me had it in her shed, but it was coated in 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. Once all the dirt was cleaned off, I cleaned the window panes on both sides with Windex. I wanted the window panes to be sparkling clean for the photo display.
Once the window was clean and completely dry, it was time to select the pictures that I wanted to use for the photo display. I decided on photos that were shot from a distance or that were more detailed shots. I didn’t want any photos of people looking directly at the camera of facial closeups. I printed the 4×6 pictures at my local CVS photo center.
I arranged the photos in an alternating pattern of orientation, so 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 photo display is arranged 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.
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