A few weeks before Wes and I made our big move to our new house I was out, minding my own business checking the mail when I saw an old window sitting beside the apartment dumpsters begging to be picked up. At the time I really had NO idea what I would use it for but I knew that I HAD to have it. It sat in our apartment living room for a few weeks and eventually got packed along with the rest of our stuff to make its way over to the new house and I didn’t give it a whole lot of thought because to be truthful the ONLY thing I had time to think about was boxes, tape, and packing things in said boxes.
Now I have to say, the unpacking process has been a LOT of fun. Wrapping all our breakables and placing them in various boxes has given unwrapping the contents a little “IT’S CHRISTMAS” vibe, which if any of you know me… You know I LOVE Christmas! SO when I found and subsequently unwrapped it I suddenly had a great idea for it!
Wes and collected old baby photos from our families to turn into a slideshow for our wedding. [Wait… did we ever do that?….] Moving on…. When I was unpacking them I was thinking to myself “it sure would be nice if we could display some of our favorites in an appealing way!” Well. I figured it out!
Wes was a SERIOUSLY cute kid. Check out that bowtie and those luscious locks!
So here’s how I did it:
1. Get an old window pane- This was easy for me, dumpster diving for the win! However places like the Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the perfect place to find something like this for yourself! I’m always on the hunt for various pieces of furniture at this place and it all goes to a more than worthy cause! And I know for a fact that they have a great selection of Windows and Doors just waiting to be made into something amazing!
2. Secure Sawtooth Picture Hangers to the back of the frame- I had some of these from Hobby Lobby laying around from a different project I worked on. Find your center points and CAREFULLY nail them into the frame being careful not to damage the glass. ( I did it on our couch- it was a little messy but I didn’t have to worry about the glass shattering like I would have if I had tried to do it on our hardwood floors!)
3. Tape the photos to the back of the window panes in whatever fashion you like- I made sure there was one of each of us in each pane to make sure no one thought I was playing favorites ;0)
4. Hang your new conversation piece and enjoy!
There’s only 2 things Wes and I disagree on for this project. He thinks we should repaint the frame (I’m not sold), and we can’t agree on who was the cutest kid. Other than that we’re loving this little piece of family history hanging in our home!
Anyone out there have an opinion of if we should paint this bad boy or leave it as is? I’m all ears! And we would love to hear about those pieces of family history you have hanging in your home! So spill it in the comments section!