'Cause I'm "craf-tee"

Can you believe I almost through a pile of old road maps away (it actually would have been the second round, the first being a couple years ago - or more).



As they sat in my hand, the light went off in my head; what am I doing!! I'm holding the perfect [free] wall paper for Harrison's room.

After all, we have vintage blue-floral wall paper in there and even though I could have taken it down and painted, but since we don't own this 100+ house, I didn't want to open a can of worms under that very old wall paper.

Now that Harrison is a little older I wanted to change up his room a bit, albeit he seems quite fond of the little pink flowers on the light blue background; he's going to make a good husband some day...



Once he saw the wall, he was THRILLED, and so was I. Now we just need to update the picture rope.

The best part is, they are put up with thumb tacks (using the rubber mallet to get them in there tight) and can easily be removed without damage to the wall or maps.

Here's a [older] before picture.



nice wallpaper, eh? Actually it worked into the vintage nautical theme of his room pretty well, most people didn't even notice until I said something.

I really love the maps though.
Renew, reuse, recycle - I used what I had!

6 comments:

HipMomma said...

I love it. It's an absolute fantastic idea. Even I would love to have that room.

Christina said...

very clever, ma'am!

puna said...

My gosh I love it! Maps are perfect for a child's room...

Terra said...

Super cool! Gahhh I just threw away a bunch of old road maps when we cleaned out the car...

carrie said...

THAT is awesome. I really like that idea. Especially because the girls really love maps. I totally missed your craftiness last week. I think I was in quite a fog...

Cara said...

I love this idea! I would never have thought of that, I would have just tossed old maps into the recycle bin because we now have a GPS. Great idea.

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