Thursday, June 14, 2012

Any one remember ...

my first post?  Probably not. But any way, I promised back then to share a tip with you. I just never got around to it. I was going to share how I attached the photos to the old window , I bought at the flea market.
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.

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  1. The tweaking certainly made a lot of difference! Love the photo in the window frame idea--and it's even more special because of the photo of your Mom. Great post--great tutorial.

  2. Love what you did with the old window. Thanx for the tutorial. Very clever! I am your newest follower...come on over to my blog palace & see what I have been up to. Tiffany

  3. What a wonderful job you made of the old window. I like d-r-e-a-m on the plates too. Fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


  4. i love this project and the room. It is looks so lovely. Saw on The Thrifty Groove.


  5. Great job Francine! I wondered what happened to you! I hope all is well and that we will be able to enjoy more inspiring posts!

    You have done a fantastic job decorating, I love it! :)

  6. I love this idea, it looks really great. It was a brilliant idea to use the old picture as a photo frame. Your living room looks really good your tweaking made a big difference. Thanks for your kind comment and thanks for visiting.

  7. This is so beautiful! Ilove it!

    Thanks for your kind comments at cottage4c!

    I am a new follower here...

  8. Your living room looks gorgeous - great idea with the photos and the lovely old window !

  9. I love the photo of your mom. Your room is beautiful.

  10. Looks great francine! Love it and as always thanx for coming to the party!

  11. The photo project came out so well. Love the look of it with the letters and the rustic wood! There isn't an element in your room that I didn't like. It all goes together beautifully.

    1. PS: Thanks for coming by Quirky Vistas and following. I'm following you too!

  12. This is such a cute idea, Francine. I keep watching for an old window (so many great things to do with them), but so far no luck.

    Thanks for following my blog. I didn't see where you left a comment, but I totally appreciate the follow, & I'm following back!

  13. Your room looks beautiful, very comfortable and inviting. The tutorial for the window frame is excellent.

  14. Love your living room and especially the old window! I might end up stealing that idea! Thanks for the comments on my blog...I will definitely check out that link you left. I love your decorating taste and will look forward to seeing more of your ideas! Blogging is still fairly new to me but am greatly enjoying it! Blogs like yours are what inspired me to create one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Hi Francine,

    Your living room is beautiful. I love your window picture frame.


  16. I love your blog, I just found you from coastal charm !!
    great use for an old window!!

  17. What a clever idea!! Love your living room. So very pretty. Thank you for sharing this post at Make it Pretty Monday @TheDedicatedHouse. Hope you see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn

  18. Thanks so much for following my blog. I am now following you. I had never seen your blog. Wow!!! It is amazing. I will be looking back at former posts. Love your decor style. That window is gorgeous.

    Come over anytime!

  19. Fabulous idea, thanks for linking and sharing with us!

  20. Francine, I really like the changes you've made in your living room. LOVE the trunk for a coffee table and how you've styled the top of it. That chippy window with the photos is fabulous. You've created such a charming room!
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm delighted to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  21. Hi Francine! I love the old window picture frame and the tutorial with it. All the tweeking looks beautiful! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!
    BTW, I will be featurning this post in this weeks TTF party. I hope you will join us again and stop by and get your "I was featured" button. The post will go live tomorrow (thursday) at 4:00pm.

  22. LOVE what you did with the old window! The mats/B&W photos are lovely, especially the one of your sweet mom. Thanks much for your nice comments and visit to my blog! :)

  23. What a great tutorial! I love old windows, and your transformation is just lovely! I redid an old window a year or so ago, that I did in a rose theme. I'll have to find the post I did on it and send it to you:) The picture of your mom is so sweet, I'm sorry to hear that you lost her so young.

  24. I love your window with the pictures in it! Very clever and cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  25. Your room is beautiful! I love the pictures attached to the window. Well done!

    I love your blog and am looking forward to following you.

  26. Very cool Francine. I love the whole display. thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

  27. Thanks for sharing how you attached the photos. I have a window and have been trying to figure out how to attach them. I bought a pack of clear corner photo mounts, but they kept falling off. I am trying this. I found you on At The Thrifty Groove and am now following you.

  28. Thanks for sharing this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So glad you stopped by, I love your blog, New Follower.


  29. Thanks for sharing this great idea. May need to use it sometime. New follower and will be back to be inspired with more of your ideas. Found you on 2805. Hope you will visit me at Timeless Treasures.
    Audrey Z.

  30. Thank you for sharing this terrific and charming idea. The corner creation adds a really special touch to the project!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  31. i did a window i used black cardstock the size of the windows then placed the picture on that. it look like it has a boarder around the picture, i will send a picture if u llike.


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