Friday, March 25, 2016

Trash to Treasure Photo Display

I'm always in the mood for a quick and easy photo display project, especially if it involves using bits and pieces of junk I already have. This trash to treasure photo display board took me less than 30 minutes to assemble once I rounded up all the ingredients.

Trash to Treasure Photo Display
I rummaged through my stash of wood remnants and found this wonderful piece of old molding. Love the neutral color and the natural chippy paint! 



I was looking for something long and narrow to hold the photos in place when I thought about the copper weather stripping I bought at the Habitat ReStore a few months ago.
repurposed copper weather stripping
Rust proof, long wearing, resilient, self adjusting, seals out drafts. Perfect!
Don't you love the graphics?

Photo holder made with old molding and vintage pieces
For a little extra vintage-ness, I glued part of a decorative metal frame to the top of the board. This is why I save scraps of miscellaneous junk.

use copper weather stripping to hold photos and cards
Look at that natural groove! Perfect for holding photos and cards.
I used scissors to cut a piece of weather stripping 1/8" shorter than the molding, then rounded the sharp edges with sandpaper. I used a few tiny nails in the pre-existing holes to attach the weather stripping.

use old weather stripping and molding to create a vintage sign
So simple to turn the picture holder into a "vintage" sign with the help of some game cards.

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17 comments:

  1. I do love the graphics! The perfect couple, no draft would dare enter their lovely world. That copper shape is ideal - awesome repurpose.

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  2. I love how you used the copper piece...and the picture frame section adds a touch of pretty!
    Happy Easter, Betsy!

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  3. Betsy, you are a junking genius!! This is great- I love the vintage metal frame part on top-- and the weather stripping works great to hold the cards. Love it! I even had my hubby read this post to see how you use bits and pieces of scraps to create beauty. He, too, was amazed at this:)

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  4. Very unique! I love the piece of frame at the top. You could use that for so many things year round!

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  5. That's very cool. Very clever considering the metal stripping. Looks great wit the images.

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  6. I love the shiny copper with the vintage wood and graphics and what a perfect use !

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  7. What a cute way to display photos. Your creations never cease to amaze me!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Copper colored weather stripping...what a find! Cute project!

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  9. Precious project!

    Happy Easter!

    Judy

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  10. You never cease to amaze me with your imagination! Great project!! Happy Easter and thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. Happy belated Easter Betsy! I love this -- I'm a sucker for old molding and that weather stripping is genius!

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  12. What a clever idea to use a piece of weather stripping to hold the pictures or cards, Betsy. Another great project!
    I hope you had a lovely Easter. Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. I keep all those little scraps of miscellaneous junk too, but never seem to use them. Maybe I should send them to you! Great project... Love the "vintage" game cards!

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  14. I love the simplicity and practicality of this display, Betsy. And don't you have a gorgeous collection of photos to go with it.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. Another inspired project. Happy belated Easter!

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  16. What a BRILLIANT repurpose Betsy! I love both the display of cards! Hope you had a lovely Easter :-)

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  17. you always come up with the best ideas! I added this to my framing ideas board on Pinterest. You have quite a few on there already! Thanks for the ideas!!

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