I just got around to hanging it , so I thought I would finally show you. First Ill show you what I did with it.
When I first bought the window , I didn't know how to attach the photos to the back of the glass (and I didn't want to put the photos on top of the glass. So I came up with this idea. Now there may be a different way of doing this and there may be something sold at the craft store for doing this , that I don't know about. So this is for those of you that don't want to run out to the store and have everything I used on hand or for those that don't know any other way.
List of what you need:
3/4" black electrical tape
card stock or stiff piece of paper
reprints of the photo or photos you want to use (so the original doesn't get damaged)
First step ... cut a 3/4 " square out of card stock(see figure 1)
then copy shape shown in figure 2. Cut out the shape (this will be your template) it should look like figure 3.
now turn your photo up side down , figure 4(don't forget Do Not use your original photo)(at Wal Mart you can scan photos and have them printed out on photo paper)
On the back of your photos trace your template in all 4 corners as the example in figure 5 shows(the blue part shown in figure 5 is the back of the photo that will be trimmed off. When you trim all the corners of the photo the back and front of your photo should look like figure 6&7.
after you have all the photos ready , position your first photo where you want it with the front of the photo facing the glass. now cut a 3/4 " square from your roll of electrical tape. Place one in each corner as the example in figure 8 shows. Your photo is now secure to the glass and from the front it should look like
figure 9. And then just repeat with the rest of your photos. This also works for copies of old postcards.
Here is a closer look at the window that I did.
Here is a little tweaking I did to the rest of the living room .
On the wall , left of the old pipe is a old piece of wood that I dry brushed with grey paint and distressed a little. Then I added 4 nails and hung 4 metal plaques that I bought at the Christmas tree shop for $1 each. On the left of the pipe I hung some plates I have been collecting. I used a rubber stamp and some grey paint to put some letters on them.
Don't forget to DREAM !
Here is the room before tweaking.
and here it is after.
This picture is of my mom when she was little.
She died at the age of 41 from breast cancer in 1990.
I'm blessed to have her smiling at me always.
I hope yous enjoyed the post .... It has been a while.