Our Travel Nook

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Remember this {POST} when I transformed this frame into a bulletin board for my craft space?

I am now making room for BABY and clearing out my old craft space. I picked up a box of old maps at a yard sale for $2.50 and decided to use the frame to make a travel map.

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Before:

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My craft space has now been condensed into a little area in our upstairs hallway. I took a couple sheets of tack board and cut them to size for the frame.

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Cut the map to fit the tack board…

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and then mod podged the map to the tack board!

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My audience. She had to sit there talking my ear off. She always gets curious when mom has a project going. She just turned 16 and my son turned 13 a week before her. Add in baby and that equals starting over…yikes!

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I also began adding some pins with flags to pinpoint where we have traveled.

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The kids love going rock collecting on Lake Michigan. Last year they collected a couple stones that were “heart” shaped. We have a little bottle of Petoskey stones that they have collected also. Above the map frame is a shadow box filled with beach glass we collected on our many trips to Lake Michigan. I posted about it {HERE}.

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I love how it turned out!

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Visiting from LML I Love you Map. That area looks great. Such a great idea. (I collect rocks from different places too.)

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  2. I've been wanting to make one of these for soooo long now. The frame is gorgeous! Maybe I'll strike it rich at a yard sale too. Thanks for sharing. I really like your "community of women" theme. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to check out my little blog too :-)

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  3. Super cute! I love it... may have to make one for my son (he loves maps)!

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  4. this is so fun... and your work space is TO DIE. love it!

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  5. oh my... I love this... a lot! I have been wanting to make a little something like this but I haven't had the kick in the pants to do so. Thanks for the inspiration. Fab!

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  6. This is such a good idea! I have a world map waiting for similar treatment but its much larger and therefore more difficult to find a beautiful frame like you have!

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  7. That frame is so perfect and with the map.....love it!!!!
    following you now
    ladeedacreations.com

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  8. Looks fabulous! Love that frame!
    I've been wanting to make something like this but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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  9. Cute idea. I really love the white frame!

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  10. What a fun idea! That frame makes it look beautiful and classy!

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  11. Love it- the frame is wonderful and it looks perfect with your map! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  12. Lovely map and it looks great in that white frame! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  13. Looks great! I love a good map for decorating!

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  14. What a fabulous idea! The map and the little flags are so cute!

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  15. I love this idea! it turned out beautiful...love your blog by the way - found you through the pity party link up! Following you now!

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  16. brilliant! and i too love heart shaped rocks. discovered you via a beach cottage. come by and visit anytime.

    :)

    michele

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  17. Wow, what a great idea and I love your vignette that you created too.

    Sounds like you have some busy days ahead of you but what a wonderfully exciting time for you all!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  18. .. fantastic idea!!!
    Love
    Gabi

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  19. Love it so much I featured you at my weekly Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  20. I love the frame! Stop by and see me sometime! :)

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