I got the whole world…

…in my home 🙂
I am having a loveaffair with maps and globes these days, just like so many other bloggers.  So when I found a poster/wrapping paper of a old world map (bought here) I just loved it and had to get it for my house.
As you can see there is a large selection but I choose this one  here.
After arriving home with the poster in my posession I came to the realization that I had no wallspace available.
 So what is a girl to do?  Wait a while and then prehaps and idea might be born, and it was!
While looking at my cupboard that was feeling fairly dark and gloomy…
…I took pages from an old book that I had and started to fasten the pages to the backboards, using an ordinary tape that I simply looped together…
    
…I deceided to but up the pages in various manner, some on the side while others were facing straight forward…
     
…and then I put up my map poster.  I wish that it would have filled out the entire area but seeing as it did not.  I had to make due with what I had…
…and then after re-arranging my things back on the shelf…
…I then started to do the next shelf.  I only had one map so while placing the old book on the top shelve (an old Webster dictionary) I noticed there were old maps and the pages were loose pages.  So I  simply removed them and placed them next to the old bookpages and of couse, that meant harmony between the two shelves and a very happy me…
..I allowed some pages to be hung inspite of being torn up a bit, thought it added character…
…and on we go, shelf by shelf…
…this one was for my father in law, ohhhh Canada 🙂
   
…old champagne glasses that my parents received as an engagement-gift some 50 years ago:)
…and at last all shelves are full and decorated…
..I took my three small Crate and Barrel globes and placed them on candlesticks, making them look quite different…
  
…the family silver, unpolished – so dont tell my mom 😉
…using two tiered trays to place cups on is a fantastic way to make more use of the shelfspace…
…this set is also old, from my parents…
…our wedding glasses and statue…
…our gorgeous Iittala Thule glasses, from my inlaws 🙂
..and a little close-up of the map..
…ok, the thing is that this idea might not be for everyone.  But it can be applied using something else that might be more to your liking, such as Scrap-paper, newspaper, wallpaper and even wrappingpaper 🙂
It makes the cupboard look much more lighter and it gained a lot of history.
It sorta look like an old weary traveller now…
…for the time being at least, I like it…
    
So what to you think?
Like or dislike? 🙂

3 Comments

  • Judith
    April 17, 2012 - 6:47 am | Permalink

    Very very much “like” 🙂 Your cabinet looked so nice to begin with, but you’re right, it was a little dark. This brightened it up and gave it a lot of character!

    • July 2, 2012 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

      SOOOO cute! I love that canopy. I want to do one in a less llitte girly fashion for above our bed, but I haven’t figured it out yet. I think maybe in a heavier more man-friendly fabric. Know what I mean? I will keep that planter idea in mind though. I love it!I also love your picture you painted. I don’t think it even needs a frame. Cute as is!

  • April 28, 2012 - 9:02 am | Permalink

    great idea….. makes me wan´t to go travelling…

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