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Map Art


DIY:  Map art, PEOPLE!!!!

I am insanely in love with all the map art I've seen out there.  I love how it adds color, and earthiness,  to a room.  So, I decided earlier this summer that I needed some for myself.  In walks exhibit A:

A picture that my hubby bought me back when we were newlyweds.  It has traveled from home, to home, with us and graced the walls of our hall bathrooms.  I decided to ditch the daisies earlier this year and do something different, so I had this frame just collecting dust in our very tidy dusty basement.

I tore it apart, which is pretty self-explanatory.  You flip it over and take it apart. 
Then I spray painted the frame white.


I took the cardboard that was holding the daisies in the frame and wrapped the map around the cardboard. 
The map, by the way, cost me $0.01 on amazon.com.  I did have to pay a small shipping fee, but come on... one penny?!?! 




I then put the map into the frame and secured it with the already there staples.





It hangs in our foyer and greets all who enter.  Hello, world...

What do you think???  Map art is the coolest!

18 comments:

  1. I love it! I've seen it on HGTV and I think it's such a great idea. p.s. I love your foyer!

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  2. Really cute and I love the rug in your foyer!

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  3. I am in love with maps and globes of all kinds! Looks great in your home!

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  4. Hey, I just found your blog from "sincerely, Kylee." Now I'm following you! Seriously awesome idea for the map in the entry way. Also, I love your dryer vent pumpkin and candy corn decorations, I've been obsessed with those this season! If you get a chance, you can check out my blog at allredabode.com. Also, do you button swap?

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  5. Very nice map art! And you have a basement? Basements are so cool and it's ridiculous how AZ doesn't build enough of them because they are way better than a 2nd story heat-wise.
    Great job :)

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  6. Love this. I have been looking for a map to do a similar project. I can't believe you found yours for .01 gonna have to check Amazon!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  7. Im so happy I came acrossed your blog=)You are so beautiful & I love it=)Im a new follower..follow eachother=)
    Swap buttons?.
    Xoxo

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  8. I love maps!!! Looks fantastic!

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  9. wow that was easy, great idea!
    found your link on the kurtz corner,i'd love if you'd check out my blog!

    Julianne
    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  10. I love it! I am def. going to do it. Thanks for the how to. I have a questions. I have always wanted to get sponsers for my blog,but never knew how to do it> how did you get yours and the cost and all that fun stuff. Love your blog! Hope things are well. I had not idea you had a esty shop> I think I might have to get a few headbands. They are so cute.

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  11. That's a great idea! I don't know if it's the photo or the actual map, but that's a much brighter, colorful map than I've seen before. I like it!

    Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

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  12. Kimberly~ It is bright. I didn't realize it was so bright when I ordered it, but it actually looks great in my foyer. I had planned on it looking a little more vintage, but I could just weather it a bit and it would look great. thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Great idea! It looks great! Found your blog from the inspired by you party.
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for visiting Intentional Womanhood and taking the time to leave a comment. I was going to leave a comment on your most recent post but your blog has successfully pulled me in. :) Your children are absolutely adorable. I wanted to comment about your new map art because I just hung a map of the world in my son's playroom. I want to get some vinyl letters that spell out: "For God so loved the world..." and place above the map. Thought you might like the idea as well.

    BTW, definitely becoming your newest follower. :)

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  15. Looks great. I am a fan of map art. Thinking of doing this and having the kids mark all the places we've been.

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  16. What a great idea !! It looks great in your beautiful foyer, too. Thanks for the tutorial. I just bought a HUGE one from Michael's for my son's playroom and have no idea how I'm going to frame it. *Becca* (new follower by way of Thrifty Decor Chick)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  17. 1 penny! Wow. It looks great. I'm having a giveaway over at DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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