One Mile Home Style: Old Atlas, New Art

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Old Atlas, New Art

A couple of my goals for 2013 are to work on getting rid of the excess clutter that is just gathering dust around the house, and be more resourceful with the things we have. I came across an old road atlas (remember those?), I knew we didn't need it anymore, but I hated to just recycle it. I also wanted to add a bit more color and some art to the main bathroom. And I think I came up with a great solution for both of these issues.

I dug out a few old 8x10 canvases that were just sitting in storage, begging to be used, grabbed the bottle of Mod Podge* and went to work. I tore out maps that had significance to us and stuck them to the canvases.


Free and easy artwork for the bathroom and a few less things laying around the house. I would call that a success! (By the way this picture makes me realize how desperate our main bathroom is for a new wall color. Watch for that upcoming project to make an appearance at a later date!) **Update: I finally gave this bathroom a fresh coat of paint, see it here!!**

Turn old atlas pages into new art


Do you have any free and easy art projects you have done recently to update a room in your home?

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13 comments:

  1. I love this idea! It would be fun to use maps from places you've traveled. This must be a real conversation starter when people visit your home. Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday.

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    1. Thanks! That is a great idea to use maps from your travels. We picked states that have special meaning to our family for this project.

      Steph

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  2. Stepanie! I love this idea. Like Paula said it would be fun to map the places you visited. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  3. Also stopping by from Throwback Thursday. ;) I just love maps- I need to find some to hang as art! I would love to find some vintage maps for projects. Isn't it amazing how something so simple can look amazing when hung on the wall? Pinning!

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    1. I love how they can add a nice touch of color as well as making it a personal piece of art.

      Steph

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  4. Stephanie, You just gave me a great idea of some art to use on a bare wall in my front room I'm going to use a MA map (where my husband is from) and a PA map (where I am from). I think it 's going to be awesome. Thanks for linking it up to Throwback Thursday!
    Kim

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you were inspired to do this project in your home! I would love to see it when you get it done.

      Steph

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  5. Chose you to feature as my favorite this week on Throwback Thursday Stephanie!

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    1. That is awesome! Thank you so much Kimberly!

      Steph

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  6. I love this idea! I just so happen to have an old atlas...

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  7. This is a great way to hang maps for homeschool.

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    1. That is a great idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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