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Creative Ideas for Maps

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Before I was married, maps were never a part of my life.  I guess because I never went anywhere that required visual aide to get there.  Not that I would have actually been able to read a map anyway.  That would mean knowing if I were headed North, South, East or West.  I’m lucky to know my left from my right.

But when I met my Hubby, one of the first things I learned about him was is love of maps.  Whenever we went anywhere, here or in another country, his favorite phrase would be “Let’s consult the map”.  And he would hold it in the palm of his hands, up to the sky, like it was a little piece of Heaven.  🙂

Now maps are in my life too.  Not to read them of course, but to use them as inspiration for DIY and decorating!  (You didn’t really think I have learned which direction is which, did you?)  😉

I found some very creative and inspiring ideas to do with maps.  Some of which I can’t wait to get started!  Click on the picture to see the source and directions.  (If there is not a link, it’s because I could not find one.)  Enjoy and create!

Map Projects and IdeasHubby loves maps and I love pillows. It’s a perfect match!

Old world home office, A home office/den. We faux finished the walls w/ a distressed look and had a custom canvas map mural made by Primal Colors installed on the ceiling by our local wallpaper guy., home office with distressed faux finished walls and custom canvas map on tray ceiling. We had Primal Colors make the map and our local wall paper guys installed it., Home Offices DesignThis is beautiful!

Map Projects and Ideas

Map Chandelier

How cool is this?

Map Projects and IdeasMap on a canvas.

Map Projects and IdeasThis is HAPPY on a wall! I’m doing this!!

Map Projects and IdeasDecoupage dresser.

Map Projects and IdeasI posted this fabric map before. Still on my list of crafts to do! It’s one of my favorite ideas!

Map Projects and IdeasMap letters.

Map Projects and IdeasThis is from Etsy. A perfect piece to store all your travel treasures.

Map Projects and IdeasLight fixture cover with circles of maps.

decorating a door with maps.

Map Projects and IdeasLove this table. I think I have found my unfinished round table inspiration!


8 responses »

  1. Love these ideas! I hope to use one for an upcoming bd gift . . . I’ll link back to your post when I put it on my blog! 🙂

  2. I LOVE the dresser and the chandelier! However, I think I am going to use the idea of putting it in the french door glass. I have french doors to my studio/bedroom, but I didn’t really want to put up curtains. I found an old European atlas at Goodwill for $2, so I have maps of Paris, Finland, Greece, England, London, etc…I think I will tea stain them and then stick them on. Love it!!

  3. I love these ideas! I want to do the map letters project and covering the light fixture is just so cool! Great post!!

  4. Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating

    So glad you found my blog today, and I’m happy to see yours too. You’ll probably see a few comments from me as I poke around tonight.

    Maps are always fun. I covered a super-ugly tray with a map of NYC, and now it’s cute! Loving the maps decoupaged to the fronts of the chest of drawers that you featured above. It’s a great look.


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