Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Farmhouse Window DIY

I am slowly but surely knocking off all of my DIYs from Pinterest. The bad news is that I am always adding new things onto it too. This one was a bit more difficult to accomplish on my own, I had help from my husband and my father in law. 

I knew I wanted a special place to display one of our wedding pictures. It one of my two favorites of the bunch. I have a twin sister - and as you can guess we are inseparable. This picture shows that perfectly! My husband is truly my best friend, but my relationship with my sister is just something completely different. I am sure any of you with a sister will understand what I mean!

I didn't just want to throw this picture in a frame though. So here is what I came up with!

Farmhouse Window DIY

I love it even more on my wall!! It is totally a doable DIY project, but you will probably need some help and the resources could be hard to find.

You will need:
-a window (mine is from an old farmhouse, we used several windows for our wedding decor and this was leftover)
-canvas print (you can now get these at Walgreens or CVS I believe; my father in law did the canvas printing for me)
-extra canvas or backing for your window
-staple gun
-brass tacks (optional)
-picture hanging equipment

I started with just a blank window. Make sure your glass is clean because once the picture is in, there's no taking it out to clean it. 

Window DIY
Next you'll need your canvas picture. Take note, you can use a wrapped canvas print, however mine was just a flat piece of canvas. Not wrapped around a canvas form (if that makes sense). We positioned the picture where I wanted it and used a staple gun to staple the picture on the back of the frame. A helpful hint is to print the picture bigger than you actually need it so that you have a little extra wiggle room to position around the bars of the window.

Then you will use extra blank canvas, or a different backing of your choice to put over the back of the picture. This will provide extra protection. I used brass tack to pin this into the wood to make it look a little nicer, but you could also use the staple gun again.


Window DIY

Lastly, you will need to attach your picture hanging wire to the back of the picture with screws, and the mount onto the wall. This is how we did ours.


Farmhouse Window

I am still so unbelievably excited that this project is actually finished. This picture just meant so much to me that I am so glad that I could display it in a special way!

How have you displayed special pictures in your home?


28 comments:

  1. I also saw this on Pinterest and loved it. I'm glad that you decided to do it so I can see if the DIY actually works and was worth it. I love the picture you chose.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. It works! You so should! And thank you!

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  2. That is such a neat DIY! That is a beautiful picture you choose to use for it!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  3. This is so good I might actually try it :O

    Maria Pol xx

    http://mariapoool.blogspot.gr/

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    1. You should! I'll check out your blog!

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  4. This is such a wonderful DIY project. I love the picture as well.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  5. Oh my goodness! I SWEAR I've seen this photo before! It's gorgeous! It's so cool it belongs to you!!! Beautiful :) SO happy for you. And jealous you have a twin sister. :)

    xoxo

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Having a twin is the best :)

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  6. This is such a great idea! I love the window frame that you chose - and love even more that it's from a farmhouse!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  7. This is awesome! I am impressed you are tackling your DIY list. I have so many that I want to do but just haven't made time for yet. one day I'll get around to them (hopefully)! :)
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  8. I want to do something like this soon! Now I just need to find the old frame...

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    1. You should! I'll wish you good luck in finding one!

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  9. This is so creative... I love it! Your wedding picture is beautiful btw :)

    Jessica
    www.thewaytomyhart.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It's one of my favorite DIYs!

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  10. This is quite amazing - you're so creative!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  11. You did an amazing job!!! Super impressed! http://southerncurlsandpearls.blogspot.com

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  12. I just discovered your blog! I adore it! :) I’m definitely going to be reading frequently! Also, I just started a blog and it’d be amazing if you could check it out and give me suggestions? Thanks hun

    xx Jenna
    http://loveandotherbliss.blogspot.sg

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely check out your blog!

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  13. Wow! This is such a beautiful idea Becky, it makes the photo look so much more special.. it's so cute! You looked so beautiful on your wedding day xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you so much!

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