Monday, March 7, 2011

A Cork Map

I have to admit I was really nervous about this project....
I have a pretty fabulous SIL with really incredible taste!
I was really hesitant to even take this on
because I didn't want to destroy the great idea she had for this project.
Autumn probably thought I would never get it done.
There were moments I felt like I was the dad from A Christmas Story
chatting with his furnace.....
(Yup, I'm not perfect, lots of dagnabbits and darnits used.)
But it looks so pretty in her den she is remodeling.
Go over and check it out at

I blew up the pattern of the USA map that
was so kind to share on her blog.
Candace has used this great pattern for another project
so I knew it would be perfect.
I first cut the map out of MDF and
then using a topographical map to see the different
elevations, I cut each elevation out of cork,
layering them for a cool 3-D look.
Cork is not the easiest medium to work with for sure.
Phew, glad it's done!
Thanks Autumn for entrusting this with me,
I can't wait to see what you think up next!

Also on another note we've had lots of emails
from you wondering why Candace does all the posting.:)
We got a good chuckle out of this because seriously we do
just about everything together.
We talk on the phone at least 2-3 times a day.
We write each post together, giggling over the phone
on the correct way to say it....
Candace saved up all her boutique money, Christmas money, birthday money
to get her new camera which is pretty fantastic and makes me
want to toss mine in the garbage.
So of course she starts every post because
she does take all the great pictures.
I am totally flattered that anyone would even notice
and thanks, it makes me feel special! (insert blush, insert wink!)


autumn said...

that is the CUTEST picture EVER. period.
you are WAY too nice to me, by the way.

★Rebekah {All Thingz Related}★ said...

The map is awesome! Amazing job!!

Lyndsey said...

Could you guys be any sweeter? I vote NO!!!You are so lucky to have eachother!! ANd the map is gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

Oh my word! Great job! I love when people take my ideas & run with them!! Im thinking I might need one of these now :)

Cary M. said...

Love it. :)

littlebeemama said...

This is amazing! Would you consider making/selling one of these corkboards on Etsy or directly? I'm curious how much it would cost.

Really amazing work, Nicole!


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