Thursday, June 14, 2012

Map Wall Art

Several weeks ago, I posted about our family room & a few of the changes I wanted to make in the space.

I'm happy to say I have another project complete!

Here was my original list:

I wanted something a little less boxy to go on the wall over the T.V. Because the T.V. isn't centred on the wall, it was awkward to hang rectangular art on that wall. I needed something more free form.

I had these embroidery hoops in my crafting box & a bag of maps from my parent's travels. I put the two together & in about 10 minutes, I had new art!

I also really like how the maps nod to the map lamp that's in the room too. :)

Enjoy your day!

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  1. Jill @ Junky VagabondMonday, June 18, 2012

    Super cute way to show off maps! I see these hoops in every thrift shop...until now. You're going to cause a run on them with this idea :) 

    Popping over from 5 Days/5Ways

  2. Georgette RamirezMonday, June 18, 2012

    i love this! I seen framing a piece of map, but putting it in an embroidery hoop looks so much cuter! thanks for sharing

  3. SUPER CUTE!  Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party!  Saturdays at Seven! 

    XO, Aimee

  4. TheconsignerdesignerMonday, June 18, 2012

    These are really cute! What a clever way to hang maps!

  5. the cape on the cornerTuesday, June 19, 2012

    i love this, as i love anything with maps!  i've got some hoops i want to do something with, and this is great inspiration!

  6. Taryn-Design, Dining + DiapersTuesday, June 19, 2012

    I love decorating with maps! What a fun way to use them :)

  7. This is great! I love maps so I am a huge fan of this. Such a great idea!

  8. Laurel@Ducks in a RowWednesday, June 20, 2012

    My kiddos love looking at maps - what a great idea!

  9. I totally love this idea!!! My dream has always been to one day have a room in which the theme is maps and globes. This is a great way to decorate.

  10. This totally ROCKS! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  11. Steph!! This is such a great idea!!!! I'm going to make sure to save all the maps I get when travelling!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you'll be linking up this evening!

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  13. http://shellwhiting.blogspot.cThursday, June 27, 2013

    I really love the frames. It's very unique and clever. Fun and creative presentation.


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