I’m so thrilled to be popping over from Brave New Home today especially if it means Abbey gets to spend some extra quality time with her new little one. So thanks for having me here Abbey and so nice to meet everyone!Today I’ll be sharing a little update to a world map that I already own. Previously, I just taped the map to the wall but I’ve been thinking on how to display the map a little more intentionally. So I created this faux pull down map look.I started with my map and some pieces of wood cut to the length of the map.Then I made a mark with pencil along the top of each piece to make sure I adhered my map on straight. It’s easy to lose track of the big picture when you’re working with a map that’s nearly five feet long.Then I used hot glue to adhere my map to the wood. This is the step where having a line drawn on the wood really helps guide your work.I trimmed a bit of the excess map for a clean finish.I screwed in two eye hook screws to the top piece of my map.To keep things in proportion, I combined three pieces of string into one. To dress up the screw I would hang my map up from, I painted a wooden doll head I already had on hand a bright red color. It’s all in the details, right?Here’s my finished faux pull down map. The map used to belong in my son’s room but since we just moved I’m not quite sure where it’ll be going just yet. But I love maps in general so I’m sure we’ll find a nice place for it.
Thanks again for having me over today, Abbey! Please be sure to come visit me at Brave New Home where I blog about overcoming decorating paralysis and transforming a house into a home. We just bought a ’60s ranch house so I have lots of great renovation and decoration projects in the works!