Well, its official, I love Mod Podge! I have seen all these great Mod Podge projects from many different bloggers out there, including my own sis. She told me it was super easy. Of course I had to try it out! I have been looking for just the right projects, and I found one! Remember this silverware box I got from Goodwill for $1?
|forgot to take a before of the inside, picture dirty red velvet|
Well I knew I wanted to use it for card game storage, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do to transform the box from drab to fab. Then I saw a post from Country Cottage Chic. She had done this great project with vintage atlas maps. You can see it here. At the end of her post she just happened to mention that she had put some of the remaining maps on her Etsy store. Well, I hopped on over to the Etsy store and promptly
|There are 20 pages in all!|
It took a little while to figure out what I wanted to do exactly, then I pulled out the Mod Podge and scissors and here is what we have now.
|A map of Maryland and Delaware on the top|
|The inside has maps of several states, the largest being Louisiana and Florida|
|another view of the inside|
I really love how it turned out!! It is so much more interesting than before. I am still trying to decide if I should put a handle of some type on the front. Let me know what you think, I am open to any ideas. I think this is going to look great in the family room, and all my card games fit so well! Total cost? $6, I'm not counting the Mod Podge cause there is a ton left for another project.
If any of you happen to find maps, large or small, that are old, and you want to sell them, please let me know!! I want to use maps and globes to decorate the family room, and so I am starting to collect them now. What do you all think of using maps to decorate? Do have maps in your home? Tell me how you used them!
Parties I'm linking too:
Whatever Goes Wednesday.
Frugal Fridays @ The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous