Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm

October 8th, 2012 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Full view of them side by side
Different angle
Closer shot of one
the perfectly imperfect broken glass gave it the super rustic feel I wanted. Yes I could have easily taken the glass out. But I didnt want to.
YES! look at how awesome that Uber chipping is! (neat freaks despise me hahaha)
extreme closeup of a portion of the instructions.
Full view of them side by side

Full view of them side by side

I found these blueprints for how to build this boat all scrunched up in a dresser I picked up. So I opened it up carefully, flattened it out and had them scanned at an extremely high resolution. I then brought them into my digital imaging software and removed all the creases and rips and  and enhanced the font a bit so it was clear to read. Then I had them printed out to fit the size of some fabulous rustic windows I found! they were the storm windows from an old boat house, so I found them quite fitting for these prints! Ya, they are pretty rough, but It's sort of the feel I wanted and none of the frames I had laying around did these any justice to their age!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Rustic Supreme Framed Boat Blue Prints
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, country, white, black, historical, beachy, blueprints

Comments (11)

writes: really did an excellent work! Posted: 5:06 am on December 4th
TinTinJunkFan writes: love and marriage! These could not have gone together any better! fabulous! Posted: 7:56 am on October 18th
annebell writes: I really like this! I predict we'll be seeing things like this all over~from Restoration Hardware to home magazines. So cool! Posted: 10:21 am on October 14th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I love that the blueprints are for building a boat and the window frame is from a boathouse :) Oh, I just love the project! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:56 pm on October 12th
dallie writes: Jasmin! Love, love, love this idea!!! I have a ba-zillon old frames so I'm always on the look out for new ideas! This is just great! Def can see this in a specialty shop and selling fast! Way to go! Posted: 9:16 am on October 10th
gadgetsponge writes: Genius! You've done it again GB! Love the look of the black/white blueprints. And the subject matter and illustrations are awesome. I agree with Bec4. Wonder if those PB folks are already sniffing around. Haha. Posted: 8:48 pm on October 9th
GypsyBarn writes: Thanks! Well even if they did decide to do a version, I could still look at them and say - mm hmmmm I love that style !! I've actually been getting requests to just sell copies of the prints, so that's pretty cool I must say!! Would love to see yours when it's all done Jim!!! Posted: 8:24 am on October 9th
JunkArchitect writes: I collect old blueprints and there's a cabinet in my living room that this would look perfect hanging over...very cool!


Posted: 3:13 am on October 9th
Bec4 writes: I love these and won't be shocked to see a Pottery Barn version in the future. Posted: 9:19 pm on October 8th
MakinItHappen writes: Coolest thing ever!!! Posted: 3:42 pm on October 8th
NDJunkGirl writes: Are you kidding?! These are awesome!! They look like something you would pay big bucks for in a specialty decor shop. When you get tired of them, mail them my way - very, very cool!

-Andrea Posted: 2:43 pm on October 8th
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