Photo Window Frame


I really needed a wall space filled behind my couch, and I waited forever thinking of what to add. Etsy artwork was ideal, but too expensive. My searches on Etsy didn’t end in wasted time because I found the window frame idea and realized how simple it is!

There are many varieties of hanging photos in an aged window. Here is my version of the project. But I don’t have the step-by-step process, I’m sorry!

What you’ll need:

-Aged window frame

-Hemp, wire, or twine

-Staple gun

-Close pins

Simply staple the twine to the back of the window frame in a straight line from one side to the other. Be sure to leave room for a photo to hang before adding the next line of twine. I did two lines which was plenty.

I am slowly gathering pictures that I really want to hang up here since it is in my living room. The wedding invitations are especially pretty.


Master Bedroom Thrifty Decorating

To follow up my house tour post, I will gradually reveal the details I’ve added to my older home. As with most of the decor in my house, my bedroom decorating consists of thrift store purchases, wedding gifts and homemade items. Thankfully all of my bedding was brand new ūüôā When I feel like a wall is bare, I run to a thrift store every so often to see if I can find something to fix it.


My favorite part about our room is the window about our bed. Mostly because it serves as a headboard, but also because I can fill it with my thrifty items! Yes, I am a hoarder!

Window from left to right: Wedding gift candles; ‘relax’ sign from my mother; tall white thrift store candle; white floral stems(the one item I bought new); mirror from Goodwill; Vase from Value Village; Cute wooden people wedding gift! There’s also my feather-duster looking decoration behind the vase in the light


Normally, I shy away from throwing too many wedding photos onto the walls of my home, but I feel that it’s not too self-absorbed to put them on our bedroom wall. For this reason, I used most of the ones I liked because it makes for inexpensive wall art! And we are the only ones who really see it.

My ceilings make it awkward to know where to hang items. I chose to hang the wreaths and picture close together to make them look more like one object than like three separates. And I hung it midway on the wall to fill space.


This is my make-shift dresser for socks, pajamas, unmentionables, and magazines ūüėČ I love it! By finding any spare baskets, and using an unused bookshelf, I figured I could save a lot of space and money by using storage I already have. You can buy shelving like this, but its more¬†eclectic¬†and inexpensive this way.

Most of my walls in my bedroom are covered but I am aching to make this burlap banner for a blank wall closer to the ceiling and above my closet! All of the ceilings are higher than I’m used to so it gives me more room to play with!


I wish I had a sewing machine and I could make it now!


Excuses…excuses. I have to admit it has been a very long time since I have posted. Sarah has been so good about keeping up her projects and posting them when she should! But here are my 2 excuses this time: 1) I had to take a diamond grading course that filled most of my free time outside of work and church activities and 2) I was afraid of posting photos of my house when there have been so many burglaries happening in my part of town. BUT the robbers have been caught (today!) ūüėČ

We have now been in this rental house for nearly a year. The fact that I’m living in an old house is a surprise to me, considering the fact that I never liked reading my mom’s Country Living Magazine. Now there’s a Country Living Magazine sitting on my coffee table. My taste might have begun with my favorite¬†children’s¬†book called ‘1920.’ It’s about a house that never changed over the century, while its neighborhood transitioned from a¬†farm-town¬†to a bustling city street. I daydream about the families that have lived here and what they dressed like and if they farmed!

Here are the photos of when we were first touring the house!


I think Built-ins are an given “yes” to a house. The fireplace was stained this color and is so amazing.Sarah recently stained her fireplace the same way and it turned out great as well! The green carpet is unique and hard to keep vacuumed but I still like it. Check out the windows!


Cute old kitchen with original sink. No dishwasher, but it teaches you hard work as well as team work. Wait till you see the dresser I painted for my kitchen! That will be a future post. I feel like a grown up with my pantry (another future post)!


The bathroom is fairly large but the shower is small because curtains encircle the whole tub to protect the walls.


So there is my introduction to the house. My next post will be the newly settled house, which is a bit messier!