Since we live in an apartment and won't be here (hopefully) for much longer, I've been looking for ways to make the place a little more our own. There are so many things I would change, but since we rent, we can't do that. Our apartment has a lot of (tacky) built in pieces of furniture and we don't have any more room, so furniture is out of the question. All I can really do is find smaller items that fit in with what we already have.
Well, I was up early this morning and was just surfing the internet when I came across this:
Not everything in the picture is my style, but I loved the idea of framing old blueprints. But after a little time on eBay, they aren't easy to find and you aren't likely to find a specific building. I turned to google and the only Seattle area blueprint I could find online was this one of Pike Place Market from 1921:
It's not exactly what I was thinking, but it is a well-known landmark. And it's just a picture on the internet, not a print I can just order.
Then I got thinking... I'm an okay painter, why not buy a canvas and do my own?
So... that's what I'm going to do.
And during my search, I found this cool vintage Seattle map showing parks and playgrounds from 1909 (once again, just a photo, not a print):
I LOVE this one. So I'm going to try to do this one for sure.
Canvases are on sale for 50% off at Michael's, as are some of the their paints, so I think I'm going to be making a run tonight... I'm really excited [ and a little nervous : / ] to see how this is going to turn out...
I'll keep you updated.