Today I'm sharing a continuation of progress on my back hallway, with a quick and easy graphic art project.
This is a simple display showing what states we've lived in over the course of our marriage. I've seen something similar on Pinterest, done using other styles of maps and other framing options. I've had this project in mind for a while and spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to do it. I considered a tall frame with three openings in the matting, and I considered three separate, larger frames. But I was in Michael's today, and I saw these small, simple 5"x7" frames on clearance for $2.49 each, and so I grabbed them. That decision was now made!
As I was putting these together tonight, I thought about using more colorful maps. I even had one version ready to go using maps that show counties in different colors, and major highways. But with the small frames, the colorful versions were just too busy and hard to read anyway. I decided he simple silhouette style would work best for the frames I bought.
I found free graphics for the maps online, and it was just a matter of printing them out on white card stock with the dates added below the images.
I've shared before how my back hallway is starting to take shape. These three additions to the mirror wall are the next stage in the creation of the gallery wall that I have in mind. This project is building on the theme of black frames, simple graphics and a "home" theme that is beginning to emerge.
Of course, the early stages of a gallery wall look a little, well, undone. But hopefully over the next couple of weeks I'll be filling in more here, and will end up with a really fun, personalized space to welcome folks home as they come in from the garage. I hope you'll follow along with me as I continue to build up this space.
There you have it, a really fun and easy project that made me smile today.
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