Simple Wall Gallery Art Using Thrifted Frames and Photography Book

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I love vintage black and white Photography!! There is something so beautiful and nostalgic about it. I especially love photos that depict real people.

When I found this vintage Photography book at the thrift store, I knew I needed to find a way to frame a few of the beautiful pictures.

I'm going to show you a simple way to turn the pages of old, forgotten photography into beautiful wall art.

I always hunt for vintage photography books while thrifting. This book was a gold mine!! It contained so many gorgeous black and white prints.

I loved the idea of simple frames; which would put more focus on the print vs. the frame itself.

I was very lucky to find these frames at a thrift store for $1 each! They originally came from Michael's Craft Store. They are 12" x 12"

These were a few of the prints that caught my eye! I wanted a mix of single person and groups. I picked photos that I felt meshed well together.

I wanted to mat the photos since they were not the same size as the frame.

Since frame mats can get pricey, I decided to create my own using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I purchased this cardstock paper from Michael's, in the color natural.

Luckily the cardstock was the same exact size as the frames; so I just cut a measured square from the center of each piece of cardstock.

I measured the size of each printed photo to determine the size of the square.

These were the mats after I was done cutting them.

I simply just placed each mat into the frame and added the photos on top of the mat. I used a small amount of tape to hold the pictures in place over the mat.

I am so happy with how they turned out. I plan to hang them on the wall as a gallery.

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