Bedspring Family Photo Wall


Once the Christmas decor gets put to bed for the year, the house starts looking a little plain, doesn’t it? It’s a great time to re-think your family photo displays, especially since you maybe have a freshly taken pic of your tribe! Using a great vintage architecture piece as a backdrop enables you to create an appealing display! A rusty crib spring was the perfect back drop for our new family photo display!

I first styled this family photo corner back in 2014 {see “Family Photo Corner”}, when we’d gotten family pictures taken at church, Big Boy’s senior year. Well, it’s now Happy Girl’s senior year and I got sentimental again and wanted a nice photo of us all. This is the first pic we’ve ever taken by the house, and I really like how it turned out!

Back to the wall…

I explained in my family photo corner post of 2014 that I am not a fan of framed, glassed pics. Yep, I’m weird. I ordered a 12″ x 16″ canvas of my favorite family shot, and a couple of 5 x 7’s. I wanted to stay true to my junker-roots and tied quite a few items on with regular, old string.

Old string and masking tape are classics in my book. And don’t you love that vintage metal clip? I used the other 2 I’ve got on my framed vintage ceiling tin {see “Vintage Ceiling Tin Ideas”} for recipes and display;)

I used all the same elements, but of course I had different pics (with much bigger kids, sniff). On the day of the photo, I did plan out our clothes a little; I said “blues, greens, and greys, so we look good against the yellow house.” What I didn’t realize is how well it would all look with our vintage book letter “B”.When you decorate with your favorite colors, it all comes together!

I liked how junky the collage was turning out, but it was a little too “perfect” for me. I’m usually happier when things are a little more “unexpected”. Incorporating some classic vintage, junk is always a good idea…


I remembered a little stash of clock faces I had been hoarding. I made my money on their innards long ago and was keeping the best parts for myself. Since I’ve been lamenting a little on next year having an almost-empty nest, I thought the “time passing” theme was appropriate. I also love the graphic punch the clock faces, along with the old hymnal bring to the grouping.


Now it feels more like me!  And if you want to see how I got the rusty cribspring to look so perfectly patinaed, check out my post, “Wagner Sprayer”.

Have you created a family photo wall in your home?  How have you personalized it?Does it have a foundational backdrop, or is this giving you some new ideas?


Family Photo Wall on a vintage bedspring



Linking up with these great parties:

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Vintage Charm

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10 thoughts on “Bedspring Family Photo Wall

  1. I love this too Lora! I searched and searched for one when we built my craft room 4 years ago. Couldn’t find one and then I ran across a large chicken wire framed piece at T.J. Maxx and bought it. I still like it, but of course I found an old bedspring last winter. But happily I told my friend what an awesome price it was and she bought it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    1. Jann,
      I’ve mostly found them in roadside piles when someone is getting rid of their old crib. And there’s so many restrictions on using old cribs…the trick is to get them before the scrapers do!


  2. Loving all of the colors and textures, Lora–great display with perfect balance and color choices. Thanks so much for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm. Pinned!

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    1. Diane, this one is a crib-sized spring. The green one in my back entry that I used for a Christmas card display is a twin. The crib one is a nice, smaller size for wall art. Whenever we had them in the store, they didn’t last long.


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