The Window to my Future

I promise I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth.

The cold weather brings out the lazy in me.

Spring has been peeking around the corner just giving us a little tease for about 2 days here and there.

On those sunny Spring days I rush to finish up the many projects I’ve been working on.

One of the projects that I kept putting off was this old window I picked up a while back for just 5 bucks.

I posted about that window here.


This window was dirty and once it sat in my garage for months, it was even dirtier than when I bought it.

It needed a lot of elbow grease to get this thing clean.

After I cleaned it up and sanded it down, I gave it a couple of coats of white chalk paint.


After the paint had dried, I distressed her a little and she looked even better.

I forgot to take a picture of the distressing so you’ll have to use your imagination.

I decided I wanted to add some pictures behind the glass but I also knew I wanted to be able to change them out periodically.

I flipped the window over (didn’t paint the backside but whatever)  and ended up using clothespins and jute.

First I laid my pictures out to see where the jute and clothespins needed to be.


Then I broke out my good ole glue gun and lightly strung the jute and glued it to the sides of the window.

Next I hot glued only one tip of the clothespins to the top so you could still squeeze it to add the picture. I added a dab of hot glue to the jute that was inside the opening of the clothespin.

Make sure the glue is dry before closing the clothespin or your clothespin will be stuck together and you won’t be able to add your picture.

Don’t ask me how I know this…just trust me.


I added some circle hook things, threaded some wire and jute through them and added my pictures.

Now you have to wait a week for the hubs to hang it. It’s pretty heavy so make sure you hang it with the right stuff.



You can see the distressing in this picture.



I added her to that little corner I’ve been working on.


I’m pleased with how it turned out. I have another window/door I’ve been working on that’s a different shape.

I may change this window out with it, just not sure yet.


So there’s the window to my future.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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18 thoughts on “The Window to my Future

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  3. What a fun photo display! I’m featuring it in this week’s Power of Paint Party Spotlight!

  4. And this, my friend, is what I SHOULD have done. Instead… I taped my photos on the back side of the glass, asked my dad to hang it on the wall for me and he did so permanently. My kids are now three years older, but I cannot change the photos. (Without some major effort that I’m not sure I’m willing to do…) HAHA

  5. Very cute! I love the idea of string the photos on the jute! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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