Have you ever asked yourself what you’re going to do with all of those priceless instagram photos hiding away on your phone? They may be not all be technically correct but they sure are real. They are everyday snap shots – the messy, badly lit, out of focus, laughing, crying, silly, amazing moments – called life. I wanted a fun way to view them “in person” but I knew I liked them together in a group. It’s a power in numbers kind of thing. They all work together and create this storyboard of your life.
This is most definitely a pinterest inspired idea and it was SUPER easy! I’m excited because it will be so easy and inexpensive to constantly rotate the photos (not sayin’ this will happen toooo often, but the opportunity is there).
First thing, and quite possibly the most difficult, find some reclaimed wood – unless you’re into a newer look. I actually got these pieces of wood from a lumber company that specializes in reclaimed wood floors. They gave me these four pieces for free.
When you’re working with old wood, you will soon find out if you haven’t already that the wood is extremely hard. It was impossible to nail through it. So, I drilled the holes first, then nailed. (actually, truth be told, my husband did this part – love him!) Much easier!
Next, nail all four sides together to create a frame. Just 4 nails. That’s it.
Then add eyelets for the wire to connect to…drilled holes for these as well.
Lastly, string the wire across.
Then of course you need photos! And clothespins or however you want to secure the photos to the wire.