Here’s an easy, 30-minute project for any room in your house. In my case, this nautical photo display showcases old black and white photos from our family’s original lake house. When the glass in the old photo collage broke, I decided to try something new to showcase these old black and white photos.
I wanted something that was easy, inexpensive, and nautical without screaming “cheesy nautical”, so I decided on this blue denim canvas that I found at Michael’s. I draped inexpensive fish netting over the canvas and used tiny clothes pins to add the old photos. Voila! Seriously, this doesn’t even merit a long tutorial, just follow the photos below.
So here’s the story.
Our family has enjoyed our lake house for five generations. The time we have spent there is priceless. However, there are very few photos that show the original cabin that my grandfather built. Today’s cabin has been remodeled and expanded to fit our growing brood, so the original black and white photos are priceless. I wanted to find a way to display them, and I came up with this simple canvas covered in faux fish netting.
You can do something similar, the process is really very simple. Here are the materials I used.
canvas board in denim
craft fish netting
small craft clothes pins
Wrap the canvas with netting and secure with tape.
Tape the netting to the back of the canvas.
Attach the photos with clothes pins.
This picture of the original cabin includes my grandfather’s car parked in front. What a beauty!
This is my grandmother showing off a great catch of bass. She looks like she’s wearing
bright red lipstick as she’s posing with the catch of the day.
I can understand how this view drew my grandparents to this beautiful spot overlooking the lake.
This view of Lake Cumberland is still as enchanting today as it was in the 50’s.
This canvas photo display tells the story of the first generation that built and enjoyed this rustic cabin. Five generations later, the old cabin has undergone major renovations and additions, but we still gather the kids on the porch and tell stories at night, star gaze, teach the kids to tube and ski, and celebrate holidays together.
This is the perfect way to showcase family photos. I’m sure I’ll be making more!