Predictably, the kitchen remodel has spread into the adjoining family room, where i’ve been updating the colors and and some of the decor. As part of the family room decorating, I ordered a map of London to hang on the wall behind my couch.
When the print arrived it was smaller than I had expected and wasn’t going to work in either the frame or the spot that I had chosen for it.
So I decided to try out a look I had seen before, where a single map is divided up, placed in multiple frames, but hung as one piece.
After measuring, it turned out my map would fit perfectly into six, 8×10 frames, so off to Michael’s I went to find some inexpensive ones that would work. The ones I chose had a little bit of a tortoise shell look that I thought would work well with a map.
I measured and re-measured to get the cuts just right. As it turns out, that level of perfection wasn’t required, because a small amount of each border was hidden when the maps went into the frames.
Hanging was a little bit of trial and error. The wall behind the prints has a few extra holes. :)
But overall, I love the look and will probably look at the map a lot this summer, while I’m missing my daughter who will studying abroad in London. (Tips from experienced parents welcomed.)
Check out more easy things hang on the wall:
- 9 Frugal Things to Frame and Hang (includes another map)
- Things to Do with an Empty Frame
- Frugal Things to Frame and Hang: Plates and Platters
- Steps and Tips for Creating a Family Photo Wall Display
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