My obsession with maps is one that I have been living with for awhile now. And frankly it shows no signs of improving. Some may think that after a post like this, I got it all out of my system. But those people are wrong...I love maps. I have been on a quest, a map quest if you will (hehe), to find a vintage school map. I was originally going to hang it in my family room. But after a few close losses on eBay, I gave up and DIY'd some word art. But as luck would have it, after I stopped looking for one, it fell in my lap.
Now to find a spot for it. I decided, that I could be persuaded to remove the embroidery hoop art in the dining room.
And I am quite happy with the result. The map has great color and vintage appeal. And it just makes me smile when I look at it.
It proved to be mildly difficult to hang. It had been rolled up for a number of years and was stubbornly staying that way. But that was righted after a few days lying flat with some books on top of it. I also concluded after wandering the isles of the home improvement store, that the best hardware to hang this map way a $1 plastic circle fitting. I don't even know what it's original use is. But it fit around the rod of the map and had a hole for the screw that I drilled directly into the wall.
What about you...are you on a quest for any elusive home decor lately?