Monday, December 6, 2010

Mapping Out the Wine Country

For our Anniversary in September we spent the weekend in California's wine country { Napa & Sonoma } we had a blast tasting wine and soaking up the local scene. While we were there, we saw a Wine Map of California. The wine map details all the wine regions in throughout California in a modern colorful way. Being wine lovers we decided to buy a Wine Map for our home. Mr CLH & I love having artwork in our home that's meaningfull to us. I bought the California Wine Map off of Amazon.com { love getting free shipping when you spend $25 bucks! :) }


Instead on spending lots of money for a custom frame, I bought a large poster size frame from Ikea that included a matte. The matte color was dark beige, so I spray painted the matte white. I used my coffee table was a workstation.


As you can see from the picture below, the poster frame I bought from Ikea is huge! Compared to our coffee table :)


I place the poster on top of the matte and used double sided tape to keep the poster in place. My sliver candle holders doubled as extra hands while working on this project.


I placed the map on the wall, where on our large mirror used to hang before being moved into our dining room. Here's how this spot looked a few months back.


Here's how the same spot looks now in our home. I'm loving the California Wine Map looks in our living room. It's such a pretty addition! I love looking at the map at looking at other wine regions we have yet to visit in California, and thinking about future trips.






What type of Artwork do you love to have in your home? How do you save money on framing costs? 

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7 comments:

  1. Great idea. I'm a huge fan of fabric wall art that I can just staple to an exisiting frame that can easily be changed.

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  2. Nice idea. Did you by chance visit Mumm Napa? Great wine and beautiful scenery. Northern California bloggers definitely need a meet-up.

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  3. Ms Mustard Seed -- I love Mumm Napa, such an amazing place and the view is lovely and the bubbly yumm!

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  4. It's always nice to have a reminder of a special trip. My husband and I went to Napa/Sonoma for our 10th anniversary and loved it there. I bought a couple posters from one of the wineries that depicted areas of the vineyard. I still have them and love them.

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  5. I love the map! Looks really good on your wall. Since I am in Southern California, I get out to Temecula and some other areas for wine from time to time. I mostly have things from my wedding right now as art LOL! I am looking for a fabulous cherry or plum blossom or large bloom painting to put in my formal dining area, I would love a gold frame for it!

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  6. Great addition! I really like it! i've been on the lookout for a coordinating map for our extra bedroom. I'm trying to find something Americana but not cheesy.

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  7. Looks great and the colors are perfect! We have a map of St. Lucia, which is where we went for our honeymoon, patiently waiting for it's own frame :-)

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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