Map Love

A long, long time ago I pinned this photo:


I thought this was a fun idea for wall decor.  Easy and fun to look at without too much hassle.  I also happen to have several old atlases hanging around and thought it would be a great project for one of our too large and empty walls.  The idea- one frame for the place you met, got engaged, and got married.

We are not really heart people, so I just kept the map pages square, and the frames I had were matted to a 5 x 5 opening, so I didn't worry about a background.  I had 6 frames, but one somehow had a chip on it that I missed, so I used 5.

Cape Cod, aka "Where You Met"




I hung them over the headboard in the bedroom to fill in that very large and empty wall.  (And a sneak peek of the finished rooms!)  I love how they came out.  I ended up with where we met, where we got engaged, where we honeymooned, then where we got married/first lived/had Gus and our first house/had Greta.  Connecticut is small so those all got lumped together.

Fill your walls in with anything fun lately?  Destroyed any atlases?

52 Mantels

10 comments

  1. I have that pinned, too! We did something slightly different in our living room, and we have a mixture of maps and travel pictures from places we've been. I've always loved the "where you met" thing, though.

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  2. What a great idea for home decor! I love how you put it all together.

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  3. the wall color lends itself well to accompanying maps. I'm mid remodel of a bathroom that will host a batch of maps, I love maps and globes!
    but..
    If I were to hang a where we met, I'd need to get a photo of a school bus, lol, far less charming than the cape!

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  4. Oh what a cute idea! Doesn't it feel great to have accomplished something that you pinned?? :) Looking forward to seeing the room progress!

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  5. This is such a neat idea! I love your final product-- it looks great! It also matches well with the walls and molding. Perfect!

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  6. I am sooooo totally stealing this idea! I love it! Now I just gotta find some old maps on an atlas... thanks for sharing. Found you on Etsy team blog.

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  7. I totally have that pinned! I LOVE it! Now I want to run home and make it:)

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  8. I love this! We have nine white frames in the dining room I want to continually switch out with seasons. This would be a fun option! Right now it has all the paint swatches we tried before we finally chose a wall color. I need to post that!

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  9. Love this idea! Where on Cape Cod did you meet? My hubby is from Barnstable!

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  10. I like what you did with the maps. A nice classic look!

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