Friday, December 7, 2012

a jumping-off point - framed blueprints


(excuse me, is that a gray wall behind those blueprints??)
 
 


 
 
My husband will begin renovations soon in his 'new' office space - the original US post office, built in 1923, in our small town. He has asked me to help a little with the interior decor. I was a little overwhelmed, to say the least, until we found the original blueprints for the building, drawn up between 1915 and 1918.
 
The blueprints were just the jumping-off point we needed. After flipping through page after page of the beautiful indigo sheets, we both knew that a few choice prints needed to be framed and featured in his offices.
 
Hope to have some photos to show you soon.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
donna

15 comments:

Eleanor said...

I adore framed blueprints and maps too!
The way the framed blueprints pop in that first photo is simply incredible - love it!
Have a great weekend.

Raina Cox said...

I love that idea and I hope you'll post photos.

I have this being installed in a client's home next week:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/search/25101353.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS

Happy weekend, Donna!

PURA VIDA said...

so office-y and such a great color those blue prints!

tokyojinja.com said...

What a fabulous jumping off point for an office! Can't wait to see the photos.

An Urban Cottage said...

VERY COOL!

Tricia Rose said...

I love them Donna, but wonder how to get my hands on some now in the age of CAD?

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

SO cool that you found the original blue prints.... great artwork.

The enchanted home said...

I love the look, clever unique and beautiful.

Nancy said...

I love this idea of blueprints! Thanks for sharing. Happy HOlidays!
xo Nancy
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pretty pink tulips said...

Donna,
That sounds like an amazing project! I love that you found the original blue prints....I remember the first time I saw them used in decor and it really did jump out at me.

Please share your work as the project progresses!

Happy Holidays!
xo Elizabeth

Wilhelmiina said...

Wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

The first image, just blew me away...Love, Love it...

Love the idea of blueprint as art....

Can't wait to take this ride with you.




Thank you for all you share, it's very inspiring.


Charlotta Ward said...

Congratulations to both your husband and you! Exciting things ahead no doubt!

Blue prints are wonderful. As are elevations of architectural structures. I love love love them!
The last picture is heaven.

Big hugs
xx Charlotta

Sarah Greenman said...

Oh aren't they lovely? I've never considered framing blue prints. They're beautiful - all of them!

SHERRY HART said...

Love framed blueprints! And dang if they don't look good on that dark gray wall!