Mid Century Monday #5 – framing blueprints

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Summer is officially in full swing around here! So far that has meant a little less blogging, a lot more swimming!

This weekend we went swimming 3 times and Sam went from a death grip on my arm to floating around the deep end, going under without fear, and jumping in all by himself!

Well, with the help of his handy Puddle Jumper, which is an absolute favorite, must have summer floatie!

I learned the hard way last weekend that not all of these flotation devices are created equal and the one I picked up at Walgreens was truly worthless. I’m wondering will they take it back without a receipt otherwise it belongs in the trash!

Do yourself a favor and only go with the name brand Puddle Jumper  for your toddler and hopefully you’ll be as amazed as we were with the freedom it gives them! Sam was so comfortable that he was swimming little doggie paddle laps yesterday and saying “check out my moves” ha!

So…since my house is a little lived in this week and because I’ve been spending down time working on Sam’s new big boy room(sneak peak below), I am doing Mid Century Monday on my favorite wall art in
our home—our original blue prints!

Check them out:

The North, South, East, West elevation print in tan is actually my favorite, even though I was hung up onwanting it to be blue 🙂

We had all the framing done in UV protective glass to help with fade, but these were pretty banged up before we had them framed and the frame and matting seemed like a great way to save them from crumbling.


I was unsure on this decision but we went with a wood frame for the one hanging against brick and a sleek silver frame for the ones hanging against wood. This gives a nice contract and I love mixing metals (even colors of metals) as well as mixing materials in a home to avoid the matchy matchy feel.

I think they turned out awesome!

Now, maybe in the next few weeks I’ll be ready to show you Sam’s new room! Remember when I was anti-theme? I’ve come full circle and seem hung up on a space theme for now…I may change my mind yet!

Since I first posted about my desire for a Jenny Lind bed, my mom reminded me we have these awesome vintage twin beds from the 60’s. They were my dad’s and uncle’s, then my brother’s, then my cousin’s, and now they will be ours.

Painting the nooks and crannies (red, at Sam’s request) has been such a chore so far. I almost wish I had spray painted but it wouldn’t have been a great result.

I’ve learned that they have been raw wood, army green, baby blue, glossy black, and now our red. So I’ve been envisioning my grandma, mom, and aunt all going through the same process over the years for their kids’ rooms. Kind of cool to think of!


Until next time, everyone! Hope you are all enjoying summertime 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Mid Century Monday #5 – framing blueprints”

  1. Swimming with Sam was so much fun this weekend! I’m so proud of him, can’t wait to see his new room!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation on the Puddle Jumper…I have been looking for a good brand for my daughter – order placed; thank you Prime delivery!

    1. Yay! Glad I could help! I always knew those things looked cool…and by happy accident we had the Puddle Jumper brand last year but lost it. This year I got one that looked the same but called Swim School at Walgreens and was shocked at the poor quality…plus he hated it. Then another older kid tried it on and instantly verbalized that it didn’t work!

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