I got the inspiration for this week’s project from Pinterest, and from updating the super creepy bathroom in our new house…
I found a pin for an old window turned into a picture frame for sale on Pinterest, but considering we are elbow deep in renovating our new-to-us house I couldn’t afford to just buy it on a whim. Living on a strict budget is not so much fun…
Except, the universe must’ve been smiling on me, because I found a Shutterfly coupon for a free enlarged picture and we removed (relocated and replaced, too) an old window when we started redoing the bathroom. So I had the perfect way to create my own version of the frame I wanted, on my budget.
First I ordered the enlarged print – it is a shot of the triple rainbow we saw on the day my dad passed. While we were waiting for the print to arrive the contractor removed the window. When I had those items in hand, I gathered the rest of my supplies.
I removed the handle from the old window.
Then cleaned both sides very well.
Then I attached an eye hook in the center of each of the shorter sides of the window.
Once they were both secured, I attached a metal wire to each hook. (These came out of one of those neat “picture hanging kits.”)
Now that I had the window set up as a picture frame, it was time to set the photo into the frame. I laid it down and lined everything up. Then I used double sided tape to secure the photo to the glass.
When everything was all secured, I hung it up in my living room.
I love how it turned out! This is one of the last few touches that our living room needs to be finished!!