Map Vignette!

I am so taken with all the uses of maps available for viewing online. If you can think it, it can be done.

I had a globe and a table that needed some creativity. They were both picked up at garage sales.

This is not the exact globe but another one that I have.
I used an old Illinois map for the table after painting the table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I then wiped stain on the maps and globe before finishing with sealer.
I was going to make a hanging light out of the globe half, but then realized that I had an old lamp base that would work perfect for the globe as the shade. It's sweet when that happens.

The framed wall map is an old Brown County map from 1871 given to us by Hubby's grandmother. It was rolled up and water damaged, not to mention, very delicate and falling apart off the backing fabric so I was forced to frame this to preserve it and we love the history since Hubby grew up in this county.
These will be sold in my antique mall booth since I don't have room or need for them. I imagine these in a boys bedroom done in maps and travel. I can dream...

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  1. LOVE them both, Terry! I've got a globe I've been meaning to turn into a lamp too, if I ever find the time. I don't really have a place for it either, so it hasn't been a priority.

    I'll bet your table and lamp sell quickly!


    P.S. - You are the featured sponsor at the Knick of Time Tuesday party this week! Your link is at the bottom of the post.

  2. Hi Terry,
    Very creative. I can't imagine these pieces will last very long.
    Mary Alice

  3. Your creations are wonderful, Terry! I've never thought of using a map that way!

  4. That is just too cute! You have such a knack for projects. Paula lusk

  5. I love the lamp. Amazing idea. Looks great with the table.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving such a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

  6. Great job.I love the idea of using a glob for a shade.We have lots of maps and globs in our house too.I just love those.Especially those muted color ones.

  7. that is awesome! love love the lamp. so cool!

  8. Love it Terry. The table looks awesome and that globe turned into a lamp is a fantastic idea it looks stunning. I love it. I just covered a little old sewing table with maps. Perfect for a shore house. I love the application of stain to make it look older. Yours really looks awesome!

  9. The table is pretty the lamp very clever. Very nice.

  10. So unique and clever. Loved both the lamp and table. Would be perfect in a study.

  11. They both turned out great ! You won't have any trouble selling them !

  12. That is one clever use of a map I must say! Happy to be your 100th linky follower, thanks for stopping by...hope you'll consider linking up the fantastic transformation at our Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal linky party on Friday, it's perfect for it!

  13. Terri:

    I love your blog and your table, beautiful, I'm thinking'I am going to
    do one.

    Thank you for your nice comment.

  14. Terry, this is so great! I love maps too and I'm completely obsessed with globes! You should do a tutorial on how you made that shade from an old globe!! ~Lori

  15. Great projects! I'm loving all the map/globe ideas that are so popular now! Nicely done!

  16. Love it all Terry.
    Enjoying my visit here

    barbara jean

  17. What a great idea...this is being featured at {Junk in their Trunk} today! Thanks for linking up!


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