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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