I wanna show you guys what I've been up to, but it's a work in progress, so keep that in mind when you see the 'final' product.
So you guys probably know by now that I have a love for maps, and even though I already have some map art in the dining room, I decided to do some more on the opposite wall. At first, I was debating if I should do more map art, but the wall this art is on is actually a walkway to the living room, so I figured the 2 sets of maps wouldn't compete with each other.
I started with these 2 oak frames with oh-so lovely hunting pictures:
I sanded them down and stained them Dark Walnut, and instead of putting the hunting pictures back (haha), I used this awesome map from Kate's Paperie.
I used the cardboard insert to trace a rectangle from each hemisphere, making sure it was centered, and popped them into the frames.
I'm so happy with how they turned out! They are going to go on either side of another piece of art I am going to make, so you'll have to check back to see the finished product =)
TIP: To create more of a casual look, leave the glass out of the frame.