Saturday, March 23, 2013

Italy Map

Last time my Mother in law came to visit, she gave me this map she bought.
Obviously, I had to put this in our 

living room room.
Right?
Such a sweet reminder of my roots.

I really wanted to do something special for this map, so I used a couple of slats from a wooden pallet and
built a wooden frame here.
Very simple cuts.
No frills.

To attach the map I used these pins that I already had.

I like the rustic, imperfect feel

I like to look at it...just because.
Couldn't be any more perfect.
Are you dreaming of Italy yet?

Stay Frugal,

26 comments:

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Ok I like this. I will have to remember to bring a map home with me when I go!!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Ok I like this. I will have to remember to bring a map home with me when I go!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Perfectly simple and I really like where you have it with all the industrial pieces. Perfect too for a girl from Italy! My friends' daughter is in Sicily on exchange until May and she is loving it.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Daniela I LOVE what you did with it!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Perfect - dead on Daniela - it's just perfect - and what a nice gift to receive!
Love those pins!
Hugs,
Suzan

Kelly said...

That's a great idea! I like maps and yours being from Italy is so perfect. The rustic style of that frame goes well with the map.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful gift from Kim. I just love the map and it looks great in the rustic frame- xo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great idea with the map of your country, love those pins too!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You make me just a little bit homesick for Italy... It has forever a special spot in our heart; we lived and worked there.
You are such a clever girl; wow, this looks perfect indeed. Your Mother-in-law will be very pleased with this result.
Hugs to you and happy Palm Sunday.
Mariette

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

What a wonderful gift and I like how you displayed it!

Debbiedoo's said...

How awesome is that. Looks really good with what you did and proudly displayed now.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Of course you had to put it in your living room! I love how you fastened it to the frame :)

Revi said...

Very cool...
-Revi

Tammy Henderson said...

Nicely done....Looks Great!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I'm definitely dreaming of Italy now.

Fashion Riddles said...

È perfetta così!
V

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great in the frame you made. So glad you can use it.

Tanya Runkle said...

Now I REALLY want to see Italy! What a wonderful way to remember your roots, I love your pillows, lantern, it all looks so pretty together :)

xo, Tanya

~ Liz ~ said...

I love how you used the frame you made, and I especially enjoyed seeing how you pinned it on the front. Makes it even more unique.
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Rita said...

Great idea! I have few maps that I brought back with me from Home/Sicily. I would love to display them this way. Do you think it would be a good idea to add plexiglass on top?
Ciao Rita

DesignedByBH said...

I like everything about it! I have to be honest, though, I'm most intrigued by those pins!!! :)

Brooke from DesignedByBH.com

Wanda Baarman said...

Daniela, I love maps! They make you feel connected to the places they represent and look awesome to boot. Of course it had to go in your living room! I love the way you mounted it. Have a Happy Easter. Visiting from Savvy. Love, Wanda

Cristina Garay said...

You used the perfect frame! I love it! The frame and the map! I really want to visit Italy, I know someday I'm going to be there!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You really paid homage the to Italy by putting a tuscan inspired frame on it!!! So creative!
Thanks for sharing you map on TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love how you mounted your map! I just purchased an 1858 plantation map that I'm going to frame up somehow. Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

I do love the look of maps, especially aged ones. The rustic feel is perfect, especially with the nearby chicken wire. You never cease to amaze me with how you decorate each corner of your home. You're definitely "owning" your space, and I love that!