Thursday, March 31, 2011

Map Table - From Trash to Treasure

My friend found this table outside the dumpster, so I don't guess she was technically digging. It's one of those modern, probably inexpensive tables from a chain furniture store. It was stained a very dark brown.

I painted it white and painted the panels a sage green.



I then decoupaged maps onto the four panels.



The table is at our summer house on the river and the maps are of the rivers that lead into the James River and the James River where our house is.



All these maps plus about 60 more where in a Virginia topography book that I paid $17 for. I also framed the coastal area maps. But that's a post for another day!


monogram



ASPTL






9 comments:

Toyin O. said...

That is a beautiful transformation, you did an amzing job, thanks for sharing.

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

That is beautiful. I love how it incorporates a map of the area you live. Very nice

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I found this on Everyting but the kitchen sink and I love it! So beautitul!

Megan said...

I LOVE this idea. maps are so stylish. I'm looking for a way to add some to my decor.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm in Virginia too (and also on a farm!). Very cute idea for the table.

Sarah's Salvages said...

What a neat idea! I love how it turned out!

Donna said...

What a find! That is a gorgeous table!! You must have been so excited to get it. :o) I love the new colors you painted it and the map idea. The book was a super bargain too. How creative!

Donna from Comin' Home
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Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

I love this! I really like how you made it so personal using the maps of your local area. What a great idea.....

Robin@thesweetestpear said...

Great idea...how creative! I'm hopping in from the UBP, and am newest follower. Looking forward to more posts. Stop on by and follow back at The Sweetest Pear!

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