Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Wall of Maps

It's the third day of our four-day weekend, and we're enjoying second cups of coffee while just getting into a Lord of the Rings marathon.  I might also give myself a much needed pedicure and start a book.  Just a quiet day at home.  My favorite kind of day.

Today I'm varying from my usual recipe post with just a few photos of the map wall I created over our bed.  In our 4 1/2 years together, Jamie and I have taken a lot of trips together, mostly road trips around Colorado, up through the Dakotas, and a few to California, too.

I've been collecting maps from our trips, and have been wanting to do something with them, I just wasn't sure what until the day at work when, as luck would have it, a little redecorating of the office walls resulted in a stack of fabric-covered framed canvases that were free for the taking.

Under the dusty, ugly fabric, the canvases were perfectly good, so I wrapped the biggest of my maps around the frames, glueing the edges at the back.  Some of the maps were too small to cover the canvas completely, so I pieced those together.  Maps are generally in the same color palette, so they all coordinated really nicely together.

I also put up a few frames that I had bought last year at Pier 1, and printed some photos from our trips to intersperse between the maps.  I just love how it turned out.

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