Thursday, September 17, 2009

Picture This!!!!

I have a hallway that goes from my back door to the front of my house that has one empty wall.
I really wanted to display our family photos in a unique way that allowed people to see
a true reflection of us.

I purchased several old windows from a lady who was remodeling her older home.
I bought the larger windows for five dollars and the smaller ones for three dollars.
(although the smaller ones are a really good size.)

I  edited photos that I had taken of our children and
gave them the same effect to give the pictures a unified look.
I them printed the pictures and taped them behind the glass.

I even edited some of our wedding photos
and placed them behind the smaller window pane.
There was a nail hole in the window,
so I added a fleur de lis embellishment.

The Divine Mr. M measured and measured and measured
before hanging the windows on the wall.

There were open spaces left on the wall,
so I decided to add some architectural interest by adding
different pieces for texture.

This is the face of a dresser drawer that I found on the curb.
I loved the carving soooo much.
I painted it white and distressed the front to give it some age.
I then painted the knob with some Oil Rubbed fave.
I love the look it gives!

Here's the wall from the only angle that I could squeeze in.
(sorry. The hallway is very narrow.)
I added our family initial, a key, a door knob, and a large fleur de lis as well.
I also added the window from my great grandmother's house with a wonderful quote
 that I talked about here.
This is Mr. M's favorite project by far!!!
I love the originality and the aged look it gives.
Hope ya'll like it too!!!!!!

PSSSST!!!! I'm participating in Transformation Thursday with my girl
over at the Shabby Chic Cottage

and Make Your Monday with Twice Remembered

and Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. That wall looks incredible...fabulous job. It looks very organized and "designer". Great find on the windows!

  2. Heck yes!!! I am in the process of finishing half of my hallway. I have added stripes to it and now I am trying to figure out how to display my pic frames. Windows in the hallway??? Only you could be this creative, you are awsome!(and so is Mr. M for helping you)

  3. It looks great! What a wonderful, unique way to see your wonderful photos everyday.

  4. Love what you did with the hall, looks great! Are you really coming to see me at Marburger Farms? Hope so!

  5. Wowee Wow! It looks fab and so creative. You did good girl! Have you ever been over to Amy's at Whisperwood Cottage blog? Go over and check her out. You'll love her ideas for repurposing. Y'all are both genius at recreating! Tell her Trash sent ya!

  6. I was wanting to find some old windows too to put a quote on it that is on my blog page!!! that is my new "want" for thrifting!!!!

  7. OH yeah, I forgot to tell you, it looks great!!!

  8. The wall, the windows as frames, the drawer front are all wonderful together. It just fits like it was meant that way. Love it!

  9. Very unique, very original - I LOVE it!


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  11. Wowza! What an amazing, beautiful and unique way to display your photos. I absolutely adore this and I hope you don't mind but I'm definitely going to steal this idea...okay?

    I love your blog and I'm adding you to my blog roll, I wouldn't want to miss a thing!


  12. Hello, thanks so much for praying for our family during this time. I appreciate your prayers.

  13. That looks AMAZING!!!! What a fabulous idea with the windows, love it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I will definitely be a follower here, love the blog:)


  14. The windows are fabulous! I love the fleur de lis handles! What a great way to spice up a hallway!

  15. I LOVE this! It's so vintagey and beautiful. I have a bunch of old windows in the basement and this gives me some inspiration.

  16. Love this! I especially like that big key - I've been looking for one of those for a while.

  17. This photo/window area is so dynamic! I love all the different textures. You really did a beautiful job. BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
    Its So Very Cheri

  19. Lovely display ~ I think that everything is so complimenting to each other - good job !

  20. WOW, it's GORGEOUS!!

    I'm collecting frames and hopefully windows so I can do soemthing similar on the wall of my staircase. I love that you mixed in some other elements too!

  21. Great idea to display photos in such a unique way!!


  22. This is by far my most favorite thing you have done. I am trying to figure out what i want to do in the stairwell after the floors are finished. Good thing I have friends like you!

  23. I LOVE it! That drawer front is beautiful! Great Job!

  24. Very cool! I love this. I've got several black and white photo's that I was thinking of hanging, but the architectural pieces would be perfect as well! Thanks for the inspiration.

    yapping cat

  25. I love what you have done. I have been saving alot of old windows too and wasn't sure whether to make them into mirrors but now I have my answer. Thank you. Now my problem is that I have an old house that has plaster walls and weight and plaster just don't get along. Maybe I will have to build a shelf for them to sit on.....hum something to think about. Love the drawer too. I saved my old cooper mail box from our front door which I will try to incorporate that too....chatty Barb


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