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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

map lovin'

I am in ♥ with old school maps. This one of Europe measures 4.5 feet x 3.5 feet and has the most wonderful colouring. It is quite old and not in mint condition, but I love it nonetheless.

When re-doing Nohl's room a few months ago, I knew I wanted a large school map for the dead space above the side of his bed. I looked long and hard for a pull down that didn't cost me a fortune and finally found one on Kijiji.

I used to play the trumpet in highschool... which surely trained me to be the highly skilled conch player that I am today....pffft. Seriously though, I really think it looks cool in Nohl's room. Mr. vG and I have had it stored in the bottom of a cupboard forever... I don't even know where it came from really???

In my long time past post about Nohl's bedroom makeover, I had the framed atlas pages just leaning on the ledge. But they are very lightweight, and one would always fly off whenever we'd open up the windows. So, I painted up an old shelf for some extra ummphhh atop the pictures. I left one picture leaning and hung the other 3 using 3m sticky tabs...so much easier to get them perfectly straight and no extra holes in my walls!

How many times can I blog about this room??? I really need to forget the kids' rooms and focus on mine next! Yes, it's my turn!!! I'll have my bedroom post for you in about a years time. It's the turtle in me....




12 comments:

  1. What a great find Stacey! The color is so wonderful, it adds a lot of detail to this room! Great job!

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  2. I love maps too! Your sons room looks great. I just love the old school map of Europe. I have been on the hunt for one for what seems like forever, but can't seem to find one @ a bargain price. I'm going to keep looking!

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  3. Ooh that map is fabulous! I'm headed to Europe next week and am hoping to find some old maps, books, letters etc... small stuff to bring home and frame.

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  4. well of course I like the map!!!;))) But it also reminds me of school :(...;).....but on the other hand...it's great for a child to learn by dreaming.....let him pick a spot and tell him about it.....uhm....I don't know how old Nohl is....:D......
    Can't wait to see your next project....THE mastersuite;)......we are planning to get busy with ours.....SIGH......I like so much....BUT....after months...I have the picture complete in my head......that's already a big step isn't it?

    About this vacationmarket....it's sounds bigger then it is :D.....it's just a large market......but this time with summermusic, plays, childrenscorners...to play ofcourse.....cocktails......icecreams........and so on......:).....there.....your Dutch lesson of today....."vakantiemarkt"...*GRIN*

    XX
    Lynda

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  5. I love them too Stacey! They're so charming....
    And you can fancy of distant and mysterious travels... xoxo

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  6. I have to agree with everyone else. This turned out beautiful.

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  7. Yes, this is a great space and I too love old maps. Conch player, really? That is a skill that will come in handy with raising boys :)

    -Rene

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  8. What a wonderful map! I've been thinking of putting one up in the playroom, it adds so much! The room is gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!
    XO

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  9. You're so funny Stacey! I LOVE your son's bedroom... it's adorable!! That vintage map is awesome!!
    I also wanted to tell you I have an award for you over at my blog. :)
    I hope you had fun on your trip to see your family.
    Hugs ~ Jo

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  10. Love the map!! I gave you the Blog With Substance Award today on my blog!

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  12. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.. You have a lovely blog and I am your newest follower.

    Hugs,
    Rozmeen

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