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DIY Re-Purposed Photo Display

One of the many wonderful things about my neighborhood is that on any given weekend you can drive around and find not only yard sales, but items left on the curb for free. We are collectively big on re-purposing items here. In my favorite local second hand stores you’ll find wonderful old furniture with distressed chalk paint, wood pallets turned into everything from planters to signs and all sorts of items given a beautiful second life. So when I drove by a large, empty frame with perfectly worn old teal paint, I had to grab it. The color matches my decor perfectly so I didn’t have to worry about painting it, but I did have to find a way to use it without any glass or backing. I have three kids, so there is no shortage of fun photos here and I always have a hard time just putting pics in a box or photo album. They aren’t all frame worthy so our fridge ends up covered in them! I decided to use this large frame with a couple of items I already had at home to display multiple photos that are easy to change out. This was so easy my two year old even helped!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Large frame
  • Staple gun
  • Twine
  • Picture Hanging brackets (if your frame doesn’t have them)
  • Clothespins
  • Photos


1. Lay the frame face down.

2. Stretch twine across the frame and staple down at both ends creating rows (I used 4 rows).

3. Attach the hanging brackets at the top, centered and evenly spaced.

4. Hang it on the wall.

5. Use clothespins to hang photos.

And there you have it! Low – or no – cost, super simple, and perfect for our rustic, salt water weathered home – and I can display lots of photos that can be easily changed out for new ones.


Leeann @ Join the Gossip - That’s really adorable! Such a great idea.

Lindsay Ava - This is sucha cool tutorial, love reading about new DIY ideas for the home 🙂

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