Lauren from Bless’er House paid tribute to her husband’s Irish heritage by creating an oversized vintage map of his ancestor’s homeland. Lauren exercised a few “computer tricks” to pull off this project and shares them in detail if you’d like to make your own vintage map. Not too computer savvy? Not to worry. Lauren reassures, […Read More]
Chalkboard paint and maps have been popular in the DIY world for awhile now and are still going strong. Becca at From Gardner 2 Bergers merged these two popular trends to create a rolling chalkboard map for her guest bedroom. Wondering how Becca pulled off the rolling part of the map? Easy! She painted a rolling window shade with chalkboard paint and then drew the map right on. The cool part is that the map also doubles as a blackout shade on the window!
After incorporating maps into the gallery wall in her master bedroom, Maryann from Domestically Speaking was inspired to repurpose one of her leftover maps into a decorative candle holder. Maryann shares at The DIY Club how she decoupaged a map she had onto a dollar store glass and then illuminated it with a tea light. I think this would be a great way to display a vintage map or maps from trips or locations that hold special memories.
When Rachel from Maison de Pax saw a vintage map of Paris at Restoration Hardware, she knew exactly what could fill that enormous space above her couch. Rachel used to live in Paris so the artwork held a special meaning for her. However, no matter how deep her love for the city, Rachel still couldn’t spend thousands on the map. Instead she created a replica for less than 1/20th the price, and although it cost less, it certainly looks just as good!