As some of you know, the last month and a half has been non stop construction in our living room area. We are replacing our Eichler-esqe inspired wall of single-paned windows with dual pane. On the side of our living room is a staircase that leads to the media room. I have always wanted a staircase with pictures going up it. I love pictures. To me they represent amazing memories, friends, irreplaceable experiences, and life changing events, something I want my house to be filled with. I will admit it, this project is 100% the result of Pintrest. While in Europe, I got slightly addicted (don't worry I kicked the habit upon returning to the states), but I found some great decorating ideas that I loved. One was to frame pictures and use the city map from the place you are as the mat. Awesome idea! And I had tons of maps from our travels! So as the idea evolved and creativity was awoken, the project (surprise surprise) grew.
|The staircase pre any work |
(*note did not have a picture so this is from one of our BBQ's)
|I framed all of the pictures/art I wanted. |
I even used some city maps as mats for some of our travel
pictures to add some variety and color!
|Cut out paper bags to the size of each picture to get an idea of layout.|
I am so happy with the finished product! Duane did such a good job! I love walking up our stairs and reliving our travels.