One of the walls in his room is large and bare and wanted to get something on there to cover the wall.
I found this map off of School House Electrtic awhile ago that I have loved. I thought it would go perfect in Gabriel's room with the colors that he has in there.
This picture does not do the colors justice. It really is a beautiful map. In order to get this map framed in a rustic frame from the store I think it would have cost about $350!! Ouch, there is no way we could afford that. So I decided to make my own frame.
This was a DIY project that was a little more difficult then I thought dealing with cutting the angles just right on the wood to make a picture frame. I did have a few gaps but I think it adds to the character.
So here's the frame that I made. I just got pine wood at Home Depot and stained in with a walnut stain. I added some L brackets to add a rustic/industrial look to it.
I was not sure how I was going to hang it. I added a couple hooks on the back of the frame. The only problem I had was that the wood was a little bowed. I added some 3m command velcro strips to make it stick to the wall but that was not totally working either. I then added some poster putty to it and that has helped.
Here is it!