07 January 2010

Map Wall

I've had this idea for a couple of months now to get a ton of maps and put them on the wall, collage style. I saw it in some magazine or catalog at a family's house that I was babysitting. So I took a picture of it with my phone and thought, "hmm. someday".

Well, Pete had a snow day today and so did I, so...we decided to DO it!

I wish we had planned better, though - we took down all the pictures on one of the walls in the living room, because we were going to do it there, and then we decided against that and put it up in the dining room...ugh.

But we spent a good amount of time stretching our arms above, holding the maps up in place, and pricking ourselves with thumbtacks. Pete was especially fond of putting tacks in his mouth and talking.

I said, "Pete! Take that out of your mouth. I know you feel cool with it, and being able to talk, but if it drops down your throat and tears your esophagus..."

Pete: "you know where the hospital is."

Uh, okay.

Anyways. I really like it. And the cool thing is, is that we can still hang pictures on it. Except they should probably be framed, not just the print.


Laura said...

i love this! though it makes me sad to see the firecracker press posters go...will you be hanging them elsewhere?

also...how did you ever collect that many maps?!

mh said...

Cool! And remind Pete of his brother and the pen cap in the 3rd grade. :)

Bridgett said...

I do this with sewing pins. I walk around with them poking out of my mouth when I'm in the middle of a project. Like any number between 2 and 8... Sophia keeps reminding me it's a bad idea.

sonrie said...

1. Your welcome!
2. Looks terrific!

Kaylen said...

Laura - we are going to hang those pictures somewhere else. Not sure where. Half the apartment is bare right now because it took us forever to figure out where to put it...

And as for the maps - dear Rosemary (aka sonrie) gave me a huuuuge roll of school maps.

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