If you’re looking for a way to let light in while keeping prying eyes out but regular old window sheers seem too pedestrian, this crafty hack turns old photo slides into a colour and privacy-creating photo mosiac.
Over at Craft, the DIY and craft-centric blog, they highlighted the clever curtain one of their readers created. Yarnzombie, the reader in question, writes:
Here’s the finished curtains I made out of Kodachrome slides! The slides date from the 50s and early 60s, and are all from a lot of slides I got in Kansas City last fall. The majority of slides on the right panel are of horses. Go figure. Travis drilled 8 holes in the slides using a Dremel tool in a Dremel drill press thingy, and I connected them all using aluminium chainmail rings.
Despite how long it has been since slides were popular you can still find boxes and boxes of them at garage sales, thrift stores, and of course in the attics of relatives so don’t despair if you love the look but haven’t seen a box of slides this side of the millennial shift.
Have a great tip or trick for recycling something unusual — like old photography slides! —i nto something new? Let’s hear about it in the comments.