Monday, June 17, 2013

Adding Some Wall Art to the Guest Room

I am still adding a few touches to our guest room. If you missed my previous posts on this room you can see them by clicking here, here, and here. I had decided that I would try to find a vintage school map to hang on the large blank wall. I was lucky enough to find exactly what I had in mind on my last trip to Scott’s in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago!

room w map

The map is almost 4 feet wide by about 3 feet tall. I just happened to have a piece of 1/4 inch plywood almost this exact size which just needed a little trim. I then attached molding around the edge and gave it a coat of coral paint.

frame for map

There is a map on both sides so I just used push pins to mount the map on the plywood.

map frame and table

The map is of the Pacific Area of World War II. Let’s take a closer look.

close up of map

This map has special meaning to me because my grandfather served in the Pacific fleet in World War II. Actually, his Navy pea coat that he wore is hanging in the closet in this room! Occasionally my kids or I take the coat out and wear it since it is still in great condition. I’m sure that my Grandpa could tell me lots of stories looking at this map!

I hope that you are having a great summer!

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Suzan Sweatman said...

The bedroom looks so lovely and inviting Pat - and I love the map on the wall ( framed in red especially )

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What an inviting and vintage looking room! Can I make reservations?

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

How pretty -- and special that it makes you think of your grandfather. BTW: The fabric on your bedding is one of my absolute faves! :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a cool retro map! I love the vintage type across the top, too....makes the whole map for me!

Angela Santaniello said...

Love the map & how you have it framed. It goes awesome in the room---love the bedding, too!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three