Friday, April 16, 2010

FREE Friday: Vintage-ifying Photos

Yes, I just made up a word and it means exactly what I want it to mean.  :)  

Anyway, I just love the look of old things.  Maybe it's genetic.  I don't know.  But my mother has loved all things antique for as long as I can remember and our home was decorated in antiques, as are my two older sisters' homes and I try my best for my home, but as we're still in what I consider our "just out of college" days, our furniture and home decorative purchases are few and far between.  So when my friend, Anne, showed me this website, I was instantly ecstatic!  What a simple, free, and easy way to get vintage/antique looking photos of my own family without having to spend the money or needing the skill of using an expensive photo-editing software.

My mind is whirling trying to figure out the very best ideas for using these photos-how to decorate my kids rooms, make a glass tile necklace (like my sister-in-law, Mandy's), or modge-podging a bunch to a wood board for the kitchen, or....okay you get the idea.  Here are some more of my favorites.  

Now go ahead and have fun making your own (side note-you'll need to find the translate into "English" button on the site).

And for all the genealogically minded (myself included) who are nervous about having someone mistake these for actual old pictures, make sure to label each picture with a name and date with a pencil or another acid-free writing utensil.


Anne said...

Wow- the English translate would have been helpful! I just went for it and hopefully didn't voluntarily upload my pictures to something crazy! :) I love the top blessing picture, it's so sweet. And the tile necklace would be so cute! Let me know if you make one!

allthingsnew said...

Following from Welcome Wednesday! Love your made-up word! Those pics look great--I'd like to try that!