Debbie @ Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing hosted a link party this week that challenged us to create something inspired by something we saw in a magazine.
I finally got a chance to finish my magazine copy cat challenge project last night but I wanted to wait until this morning to get some pictures with a little better lighting.
Well, it's cloudy and rainy today so I'm still not getting decent pictures but I'm going to get this posted anyway. I really love how this project turned out but I don't think my pictures do it justice.
My inspiration for the copy cat project came from Flea Market Style magazine.
When I saw this picture of old weathered wood being used as a backdrop for two framed photos, I knew I wanted to try something similar.
I didn't have a weathered wood door but I did have this old cabinet door that I purchased from a local antique store this past summer.
I removed the hinged piece of wood from the door but left the hardware intact.
I turned the door so the bead board ran horizontally and then screwed the small piece of wood to the bottom of the door to create a shelf.
I found several old maps in a 1902 geography book
And framed them in some thrift store frames.
After hanging the bead board cabinet door in my home office, I hung the two larger framed maps on the cabinet door. I layered a smaller framed map on top of the large frames (using a Command Adhesive Strip), and then placed two additional small framed maps on the shelf.
My copy cat project isn't exactly like the magazine photo but the inspiration from that photo helped me create some new wall art that I'm really happy with.
Speaking of inspiration......Debra @ Common Ground hosts a wonderful link party every Friday called Vintage Inspiration Friday. If you have a chance, hop on over the Debra's to view some of the wonderful linked projects.
Enjoy your weekend!