In my attempt to clean out one of our closets I came across the map. The map has not been forgotten; I think about it often. I just can't figure out what to do with it so I keep throwing it back in the closet.
For my birthday (6 months ago) I asked my Mom for the vintage looking map of my hometown. It is beautiful and unique and will be a perfect accent in my home. As a member of the local Historical Society my Mom could easily get her hands on a copy, which cost a whopping $5. The map has been rolled up in the closet for months because I have been procrastinating on getting it framed. I knew that custom framing would cost way too much, but I finally brought it in for an estimate a couple months ago. With a Michael's 55% off custom framing coupon I was convinced that I could make a frame work in my tight budget.
Because the map is an irregular shape I had to give specific measurements (I couldn’t tell off of their price grid how much it would be) and the cost was waaaay off the charts.
Now what to do?
I would really like a thick frame around the map and maybe even with a mat. Something like this is what I originally had in mind.
I’ve scoured all kinds of stores trying to find the perfect frame that I can cut the map to size, but it’s just not do-able. I could plaque mount it, but I feel like the effect just won’t be the same.
Recently, I've been looking for other inspirations. Here are a few more ideas that I have come across:
I like these ideas of splitting the map up, but I am afraid some details will be lost.
So crafty friends, any ideas?