Turn A Photo Into A Window Outside

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This photo was taken in my in-law's back yard. My father-in-law would set there when he wanted to smoke. My mother-in-law wouldn't allow him to smoke inside. So these lawn chairs were a part of him.

After my in-laws passed on to a better world, my wife and I were visiting her brothers one day. While I was outside, I grabbed my camera and took a photo of the lawn chairs, then I made a frame out of old barn siding. The frame is made to look like a window. I mounted the photo of the lawn chairs in the frame. Now when you view the photo of the chairs, it looks like you are looking out the window

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By John from Haysville, KS

December 27, 20070 found this helpful

Absolutely adorable! A nice memory and a very clever craft. Thanks for sharing - I may try that around my yard in the summer.

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing your lovely idea.

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

This would be a great idea if you have to live somewhere other than where you want (like Iraq). If you could make a photo of a favorite place and package it with a "frame", then send to a soldier to hang in their tent or "room", it would be such a nice thing to look at as they went to sleep.

This would also be good for college students or any military personnal who are missing a certain place. You wouldn't have to have people in the picture, just a place where they could remember earlier times.

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

Love this idea, thanks for sharing.

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

Wow, a neat idea........sure makes you think of growing up doesn't it? Everyone had those old lawn chairs. Very well done John!

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

this is so awesome!thanx for sharing!

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

So sweet..and a great colorful shot. Thank you for sharing that!

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December 27, 20070 found this helpful

I Love this idea! What a gift it would make!!

Harlean from Arkansas

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December 28, 20070 found this helpful

When I first looked at it (before I read the article) I thought it was a window you took a picture of. You accomplished what you wanted.

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December 28, 20070 found this helpful

How cute is that? OMG. I love it !

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December 30, 20070 found this helpful

What an awesome idea! Those of us who aren't good at woodworking could probably use a shadowbox frame and stain it. I think you can get them at Michael's or other craft stores. I just love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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January 7, 20080 found this helpful

very very clever !

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January 8, 20080 found this helpful

My girlfriend did something very similar, but they took a 2nd photo of her grandfather before he passed away. They incorporated the two photos to make the window.

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January 28, 20080 found this helpful

Now that's about the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Good job well done I'm really going to do this one. Thanks

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September 10, 20120 found this helpful

What a wonderful way to think pleasant thoughts of a loved one!

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September 11, 20120 found this helpful

What a wonderful window on a world that used to be, and what precious memories it must evoke of those gone on. Blessings.

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September 13, 20120 found this helpful

What a great idea! A great way to remember good memories. Thanks so much for sharing!

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February 26, 20150 found this helpful

Wonderful idea that brings back good memories. Love it!!

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February 26, 20150 found this helpful

What a great way to keep your memories close to you I wish I had that idea in my heads after my parents passed & we sold their home. Thank you so much for sharing.

Take care Coreen

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