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7.2.11

Once Upon A Time...

...I dreamed up a photo frame. It was the perfect display for our instax photos. It would be simple and beautiful. I could hang twine on the empty frame and hang clothes pins from the twine to attach the pictures.

I told my husband about my idea
and
my dream came to life!

Handmade Photo Frame

He grabbed some strips of wood from an old weathered lattice and sanded them back past the gray weathered bits. He took out all the staples and nails and stained the pieces then crafted the perfect frame!
It is far better than I had imagined.

Building the frame
Handmade Photo Frame
Handmade Photo Frame
Handmade Photo Frame

Incredible.

Handmade Photo Frame

I love you, Husband!
Thank you for taking all the time to work on the frame and for putting the final piece together with me!
You are the best. Ever. And I really like you.


xoxo
Talia Christine

124 comments:

  1. it looks SOOO good!!!

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  2. How fun and sweet husbands are a wonderful gift
    Bethany

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  3. am i allowed to copy you, Tya? (Remember this is what Jonah called you?)

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  4. Your husband did that for you? That is so so sweet, don't you just love it when do stuff like this?? I think it's even better than receiving perfume or flowers from them!

    Lovely idea!

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  5. I love that idea:) so cool!!! I might steal it hehe.. cause I have tons of polaroid pics that i don't really know how you display....

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  6. *how TO display.... (so excited about the idea that I don't pay attention to what I write)

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  7. you made this!?!
    I am so impressed.

    ridiculously cool.

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  8. Wow! This is simply amazing!
    It looks great and is so functional!
    -swooning-

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  9. ooo this looks sooooo good!!

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  10. @Samantha: Go for it! I'm flattered that others are inspired by our ideas! I'd love to see what others come up with.

    @Nesha: He really is the best! He always finds ways to show me he loves me.

    @owlicioussisters.com: Give it a try! I'd love to see your version!

    xoxo

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  11. Just spotted this over on abeautifulmess... Really lovely =) x

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  12. Oh my gosh I LOVE that!!!! what a sweet husband you have hehe :)

    http://lexthejournallist.blogspot.com/

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  13. How awesome! and what a sweet, sweet husband. you lucky girl.

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  14. Just been sent your way by 'A Beautiful Mess'. This is such a great idea, I have some vintage frames that could be used in this way too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Just stopped in from the links on Elsie's blog! That frame is so lovely - thank you for sharing your work!

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  16. This is an absolutely wonderful idea! I am SO inspired, this is creating all sorts of ideas in my head. Thank you for sharing this, it looks beautiful! :)

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  17. Hi Talia! I found your blog via A Beautiful Mess. What a great idea for displaying pictures. I need to talk my hubby into making one of these for me. And I love the weathered-looking clothespins, too.

    Congratulations on your bean! And I'm insanely jealous that you are experiencing summer right now. We got snow again last night. I'm officially over it.

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  18. Ok, that is so ridiculously cute. I'm going to try and make one of those for my Grandmother (she has a lot of polaroid snapshots of her animals). How creative! :D

    (And this may be a good Valentine's Day gift for my boyfriend and his new apartment...hmm...)

    zanniplainjanefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi! i just found your blog- love it! And I absolutely love this frame! What a great idea!

    http://www.sarahmarie-goodforthegander.blogspot.com/

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  20. totally love this, especially the part about your sweet hubby making it for you. this is a fabulous idea and i hope you don't mind but i'm stealing it. =O) thanks.

    just discovered our blog and can't wait to read more.

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  21. How wonderful!! Ahh, this is so perfect!

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  22. I love the idea, I spotted it on pinterest and had to find you!

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  23. What a great idea! I have many old frames in m art studio but never thought of this. I'm headed there now to make one of these! Thanks for the great idea!

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  24. oh man. i ADORE this. i'm thinking i'm going to have to steal it too!
    :)

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  25. I found this on Pinterest and LOVED IT! I attempted to make one of my own :) Here is a link to my blog and my own version of your frame. Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://wilsonsandpugs.blogspot.com/2011/07/pinterest-of-my-own.html

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow my blog, too! Thanks!

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  26. Hi! I found a picture of your project on pinterest and blogged about it - I LOVE this! The blog is www.paisleyprintshoes.com - hope its ok that I blogged about you!

    Love your site!

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  27. I love this, do you mind if I post a picture with a link when I do my version? Thank you!

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  28. @Annabelvita: Not at all! I would love to see your version!


    xo

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  29. do you know if your husband treated the pegs to match the finish on the frame? if so, what method did he use?

    i'm planning a similar style, inspired by your photos, with a series of our wedding photos. i've been hesitant to put up a regular, boring old framed wedding photo since that doesn't really fit our decor - THIS will totally look great in house, though!

    thanks!

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  30. @vegantester: He did. He used a stained wax. The wax we used was called Briwax. Here's a link, check it out! http://www.briwax.com/

    xo

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  31. thanks! oh, i just realised that you're living in NZ - i moved *from* NZ to the US to be with my bearded husband... best decision of my life :)

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  32. I made it, it came out a little different and doesn't look quite so awesome because not all the things match, but here tis: http://annabelvita.com/postcard-frame-hanger-younghouselove-pinteres (still waiting to get some mini clothes pegs).
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. How do you like your Instax? I'm thinking about getting one! Is it hard to find the film or do you just get it online?

    Also, this frame is so cute.

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing the great idea. I hope you don't mind, we crafted our own version and linked to your blog!

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  35. I just saw this on stumbleupon! Its amazing! I love it, i will be attempting to make one of these! With my dads help of course!

    www.makedo-mend.blogspot.com

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  36. this is the most adorable frame ever. i will try and make one too. what a fab hubby you have!

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  37. omg, I'm making this tomorrow.

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  38. All the way from New Zealand to Valdez, Alaska! This is a perfect idea for Grammas to display their ever-growing pile of grandkid pics We have 7 so that pile can get really tall lickety split! :) Tell your hubby thanks! :)

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  39. My husband and I made this for my sister for Christmas based on your photos and she LOVED it! It has that darkroom look that's totally rustic, too. Thank you for the awesome idea!

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  40. What did you use to keep the string up?Thanks

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  41. I love this! I totally have to make my boyfriend (custom woodworker) make me something like this for all the photographs I have. <3

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  42. Love, love, love, this! I'm redecorating my small apt in Arlington, VA. It needs a facelift and this is the perfect addition! The only problem is not having all the tools for a single gal...but I think I can make it happen! Thanks for posting!! Love it! :)

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  43. I 'stumbled upon' this photo frame and fell in love with it, the girl from the pictures looked familiar and ta-da haha pleasant surprise. Great idea! Best wishes :)

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    1. No way!! Cool that you found me! It's been a long time, how are you?

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  44. Hi! My honey found an ollllld window frame in our garage with the glass out of it that I'm going to use to try to copy this project! I can't wait!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

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  45. Such a cute idea! I saw this on Pinterest and it took me a while to find the original source, which of course was you. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Came across this idea. Even though it's been awhile since the original post, I love this frame. It's on my list of a million things to do for the home now. Rustic and cute.

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  47. What did you use for the string to clip pictures on and screws to match the color of the frame? Is that wire or some type of rope?

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  48. What sort of stain/finish was used? It's so lovely!

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  50. Such a good idea what screws has he used to attach the string? Looks cool!

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  51. hi talia! I found you on pinterest and i'm here because I want to thank you for this inspiration...here's my version :)
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/2013/01/pinspiration-photo-display.html

    thank you so much! huggies***
    rea
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

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  52. Hi Talia! I loved your photo frame idea. I have taken the liberty of posting this on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/thelittlegreenpage – an online community to spread eco-awareness. Trust this is fine with you. Thanks and regards, Pravin Amudan

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  53. I was just curious what your hubby used on the sides where he wrapped the twine around? I just can't seem to put my finger on it... thanks & I absolutely love this!

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  54. It's awesome! love it. New follower here. x

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  55. This is a beautiful idea. I'm totally doing this.

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  56. Hey, My name is Laura and I blog about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing.

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  57. nice images...

    http://apppinch.blogspot.in/2014/05/christmas-frames-love-frames-new.html

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apppinch.christmasmultiframes&hl=en

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  58. Just came across this awesome picture frame on Pinterest!!! Question - What size are your pictures and how did you print them out with the white strip on the bottom?? Thanks!!

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  59. Girl this has become soooo popular! Alll.. over Pinterest :) Adorable. I've made a couple myself and have even seen them being sold in stores. Thanks for such an incredible post you made!!

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