Happy August friends! Today I am here with the first bit of crafting that I did in my new apartment. I had hand-drawn a floorplan of our previous apartment (see below) and wanted to do something similar for our new place. If you're wondering what the black smudges are on several pictures throughout the blog, I just blacked out any identifying info of our old or new address. I don't particularly think anyone on the internet is trying to find me, but better safe than sorry :)
I wanted to do something similar for this apartment, but thought it would be nice to try a different style of art. I started by downloading a picture of our apartment's floorplan which I got from the building's website. I then picked out some paper to use for the project.
I then used the floorplan template to cut the shape of the apartment out of the green leaf paper.
I glued the shape onto the white brick paper which I was merely using as a background. I then cut very thin strips of black paper to use as the outlines of each room. Was it extremely tedious to glue each piece down? Of course. But I love how it looked!
Then it was time to label each room. For this, I used my Cricut. I used the writing feature and picked a pretty cursive font. I wrote each word in black and then traced over it with a shiny gel pen to give it a little sparkle.
I also did some cursive writing of our address and once I stuck all of the labels on there, here is what it looked like.
I felt like it needed a little something else, so I cut out some small footprints with black paper using my Cricut as well. And then she was done!
I bought an 8 1/2 by 11 frame to put the floorplan in and then added it to a small gallery wall we have near our dining room table.
What do you guys think? I'm really happy with how this turned out and really loved making it! If anyone is interested in having a floorplan like this made for their house or apartment, please let me know by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out the pricing and style. Have a great week everyone!
I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!