I made this frame/sign forever ago and had it hung up in our entryway just empty, classy – I know. I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted on it & wanted it to be something ‘perfect’ so it just sat empty for months. Then of course, it’s time to move and I decide to try and tackle ALL of my projects & this one stares at me dead in the eye asking to be finished.
In thinking about our move & trying to find a rental home, (or do we buy?!) I’m researching addresses and neighborhoods and school districts and thinking that THIS will be another home that Presley lives in – even if it’s just for a year before we move again and how I want to remember it just as much as any other home. I want to make it OURS and then it hit me. I remembered Angelina’s Tattoo with the latitude/longitude for the children she adopted and thought it would be cool to do something similar for the ‘homes’ Presley has had since she entered our lives. So, of course – took to pinterest and found so many amazing ideas….and here I thought I was being creative. Hah.
So, I decided to measure my area & get to work. After trusting google I found out there are two different ways to write latitude/longitude – soooo confusing – so I just picked the cuter one and went with that.
To find the Latitude/Longetude of a specific address I found it easiest to look up the address in google maps, then right click and click ‘whats here’ that pulls up the L/L at the bottom. If you click on that L/L it will pull up on the right side both ways it can be written and I chose the second (shorter) version.
I found our addresses and put them into Silhouette, picked a font that would be easy to read with so many numbers (charter) in such a small space & then cut them out on matte black vinyl (with my Silhouette Cameo) and baam. Done. Since Presley has only lived in 2 homes, I decided to add a little something to the bottom and of course took to Pinterest again – how did we ever survive without Pinterest????? – and found this FREE SVG file here. SOOOO cute, I die.
And look here. Easy, peasy afternoon personalized project done.
Now nobody hunt me down and murder me in my sleep okay? Okay.
Frame created with THIS tutorial.
Paint from DecoArt in the stain Walnut & Everlasting White.
Vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.