Make It: Vintage-Esque Map Frames
Man, this week is just whirling by in a cloud of goodness and kinda-craziness. We’re prepping for an evening of sharing our entertaining and design tips for summer at West Elm tonight and ramping up for an exciting direction at Valley & Co. this summer. Of course, we’re also getting ready to really enjoy the season as well and have the perfect plan in place to do so. Coastal Living put out a 99 Days of Summer article with daily activities, so we’re taking that as a challenge and we’ll be putting our own creative spin on the fun.
Mr. Valley had the great idea of putting out our own summer challenges for you – our awesome readers – where we hope you share summertime BBQ, camping and fun pictures and ideas! Today we’re starting off our challenge by sharing our Vintage-Esque Map project using a battered old frame that jumps to life with a map print of Italy. Anyone can create this inexpensively and it instantly transforms a space, either indoors or out. You could even use patterned paper!
You’ll need: a paper map | an old frame | tacks
This project really only requires one step! Take your map and align it centered in the middle of your frame. Turn it over and firmly tack the paper in place around the perimeter of your frame. Ta dah! It’s the perfect way to use old paper, cool maps and prints and old frames without glass. The investment is next to nothing and you can easily swap out prints and maps.
Photos + how-to by Valley & Co.
Pretty fun, right? So…how will you be spending your 99 Days of Summer? Will you bring our Vintage-Esque Map project to life?