Monday, January 09, 2012

Around the World in 48 Minutes

We put up the first of our dining room art!

We bought a map as a poster at Zellers a few years ago, and had it custom framed at Michaels (courtesy of a half off coupon!). It hung in our basement in the old house - oddly enough, the previous owners had hung something with the exact dimensions there as well, so it was an effortless install in the old house.

This time it took us a ridiculous 48 minutes. Ha! In the end, we gave up on taking and marking equal measurements from all four sides, and down from the ceiling, up from the floor, and in from the cabinet and electrical plugs, and just eyeballed the centred-ness of the frame.

We then measured down from the top of the frame to the tops of both mounting hooks - drilled one hole, held up the frame to make sure the second hole even remotely had a chance of being in line (it did!), and voila...around the world in 48 minutes.

We think we left our triceps in San Francisco.

Anyway, it really widens out the room. We're happy with it.

Hope you had a great weekend too!

1 comment:

  1. Love that map! Can't believe you scored it at Zellers! What a great find. It looks fabulous hanging up!