Katie – 1; Metal Frame – 0
The promised monkey post is coming soon.
But I had to share this with you. Now that I’m back home, I’ve been trying to distract myself with various projects I’ve been putting off around the house. We’re going to be having several house guests over the next week or so, and it’s time some of these things get finished.
So. I love maps. I love looking at them, using them – hell, I MADE them for a living at one point in my life. GPS? No thanks. Maps – yes, the foldy, papery kind – are far superior.
I’ve had this world map that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas for years now, and I’ve never hung it anywhere. The map itself is beautiful, and I didn’t think the black metal frame did it justice. Enter this horrible reproduction painting I bought on a whim a couple of years ago and also never hung.
Yes, that is dust from 2 years of closet banishment.
I noticed the frame happens to be the perfect size for my map. Easy switch, right?
Not so much.
It took an embarrassing amount of time, but finally – finally – I won.
I may not have been a fan of the metal frame, but no one can say it wasn’t quality.
Speaking of quality, I didn’t actually have a way to attach the map to the wood frame. Enter the masking tape.
In the end, I think it was well worth the effort.
Now. Is it too early for a beer?