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.

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