Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The uncraftiest craft project ever!

I am not a crafty gal. I love looking at what other people craft on Pinterest, but I know I don't have the aptitude. However, I'm here to share with you the "Uncraftiest craft project ever!"

A few years ago, I bought a large vintage-style map of Chicago. It measured around 16" by 19". Framing would be a challenge and I'm 99% sure it would have been a custom job. However, custom framing is not in the 2013 budget. What I did have was 2 - 8" by 10" frames. 


I decided to focus on two parts of the map and frame those instead. One map focused on the Loop. The other focused on the Gold Coast leading into Old Town. 


I really like how they turned out. These are now on display in my office!


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  2. I love this. I have 2 things that have been sitting in a closet for about 5 years because I dread the cost of custom framing. I'm going to try this! I'll share a pic on Twitter when I complete it. Great idea! You should check out our baby week going on - I feel like your little boy would enjoy all of yesterdays giveaways :) @thechirpingmoms

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  4. Ok I think I could attempt this one! Love the finished product!

  5. Oooh! I love this idea! I'm stealing all of your office decorating ideas and implementing them in my office up here in Bham ;)