Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Map Door



While I was flicking through my stash of magazines in bed, I came across this idea in the March Country Living magazine, UK edition. Ooohh, I thought, what a wonderful idea for the plain door in the granny flat, next to my craft corner. I have been collecting vintage Atlas's for a while too, I pick them up for a $1 or so and I love the pastel pinks, greens and yellows in the older maps. I simply added some double-sided tape to each corner and stuck down firmly. They can be removed easily enough later on if we so desire. Looks so much better don't you think?





10 comments:

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Tamara, this looks so cool, I love it, cheers Katherineps I may have to copy this idea

vintage mum said...

Hi I saw something similer using wallpaper samples it looks good :)
Cate x

A Treasured Past said...

@theoldboathouseHi Katherine, by all means, it wasn't my idea to start with :)

A Treasured Past said...

@vintage mumHi Cate, I think Selina Lake (Stylist) has a wall featured using big wall paper pieces in her latest book, and has also been published in the BBC Home and Antiques magazine I think ??

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
I have some old and out of date atlases (spelling?!) from school that were going in the bin, I think with a bit of aging they would be perfect and FREE wallpaper in my son's bedroom...can I pinch your idea? xxx

baysiderose said...

That looks fntastic Tamara. Where to next? have a wonderful day.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Pam

stuf & co said...

Hi Tamara! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I feel I'm off and running now I've had a comment!Love the map idea and isn't it great how blogging shares ideas and inspiration around? have a great day.
Chris

Tamarah said...

Oh Tamara what a FABULOUS idea....I LOVE your door....!!!

I bought a HEAP of large maps back from my trip....You've inspired me to create a little 'worldy' magic of my own....!!

Hope you've having an AWESOME day & YES....WOOHOO....The weekend is JUST around the corner....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

A Treasured Past said...

Hi guys, thanks for all the lovely comments, although I didn't come up with the idea, I pinched it myself from the magazine :) It is a great idea though hey :) Tamara

charl said...

wow that looks fantastic.. what a great job you have done.. love it!