Vintage Window Photo Display

A few months back we picked up two vintage window’s from a council clean up with the intention of transforming them into something amazing – a blackboard for the kitchen?

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A cute table?

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Or some garden art?

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In the end we decided to use them to display our favourite photos like so!

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Pick out enough photo’s to fill each segment of your window and head to your local photo printer to have them printed (Note: you can ask for custom sizing over the counter even if it is not offered at the self service machines, we had to request square prints for the smaller segments as this wasn’t a standard size)

Give your window frame and glass a good clean with vinegar & a damp cloth. Allow to completely dry.

Attach your photos to the back side of the glass with invisible double sided tape or spray glue (available at Spotlight).

And your all done, a super easy and quick transformation from household cast off to beautiful decor piece!

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Plant Stand to Bookshelf Upstyle

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I will let you all in on a little secret. I love the tip! Well more specifically the tip shop. These little store’s save useable items from landfill and offer them up to the public for dirt cheap prices. All of the materials for this project came from the tip shop (even the paint!) which means the total spend added up to just $8. Think outside the square when trawling tip shops and recycling centre’s, many items can be repurposed and used for things they weren’t necessarily designed for.

Check out how we transformed this rugged plant stand into a bang on trend bookshelf…

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We gave the shelves a light sand and a wipe down to remove any dust & grime. Then painted with two coats of teal paint in a semi-gloss. Let dry overnight (don’t be tempted to leave it just until it is touch dry, your paint will chip and scratch off if you don’t allow to dry completely).

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I like to have keepsakes and trinkets in the house however they can create a cluttered feeling very quickly. I find the best solution is to group them all on one place like we have done with this bookshelf. It creates an interesting feature in the room while keeping the clutter condensed to one place.