Sunday, November 20, 2011

get out the map {get out the map}

& lay your finger anywhere down
{We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on our way out of town}
Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone 
I'm gonna clear my head
{I'm gonna drink that sun}
I'm gonna love you good and strong
while our love is good and young. 
-Indigo Girls 

I cannot look at a map & not think of that song.  I wanted to sing it out loud when I saw it at Goodwill on 50% off Saturday. 
{that made it $1}. 

I came home, unrolled it and said, "Look Aves, we are going to learn some Geography!" 
{as I glanced at my walls wondering where I was going to put this HUGE map}. 
Eghhh, wasn't gonna work like I planned. 
{never does, only works out better

Can you believe I still use this $4 hot glue gun from like the year after college? 
{this one is for you, sis; a new & improved GLUE PLATE}! 

& thats all it took--some cutting, folding, and hot gluing. 
Ironically, every time I hear the song "Get Out the Map," I think of my BFF, Meghan.  
{who also happens to have the cutest tattoo of Tennessee with a heart on the city of Nashville}. 
This totally inspired my next step. 
I had to remove the map from the window, then re-glue.
{why do I always think of things after the fact}?
I grabbed me some scissors, black felt, & the hot glue again. 
A little heart where all our family loves are. <3 & PS Tattoo BFF girl also took those prints that I framed...
& I always loved this photo I took & felt it had a new home now.  

So...go find you an old window, a map, felt & some hot glue! 



  1. This is so stinkin' cute!! I have to make this. My husband LOVES maps and it's just so adorable. GREAT job!

  2. What a lovely idea! Your project turned out beautiful, and I love that you put your own spin on it with the hearts.

  3. What a great frame for the sweet map. It looks amazing. x

  4. Very cute idea! I love map art!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...


  5. I think yur my new favorite blog... I think I'm in bloggy love...

  6. This makes me smile! I may have to add something similar to my house! Thanks for the inspiration!!! I'm so happy I'm following your blog!!!

    Hugs, Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  7. Awesome! I love it!

  8. Hi, Kate

    I love your new piece. Awesome!


  9. This is a really cool piece of art! Love it!!

  10. oh my...that is PRECIOUS! and it looks awesome hanging there!! so glad you added the little hearts too - makes it so sweet!!

  11. kate- i love this! so so cute. your glue plate is quite the step up from the prior glue plate. i am glad your bringing it back ;)

  12. This is a great idea!! I love it!! I'm a new follower, your blog is really cute!!

  13. LOVE it! I like the heart addition, great touch.

  14. I love this idea. Love the old windoe-door pain. It's in GREAT condition. Love the felt hearts too.

  15. My friend sent me the link to your post - she knows I come from a family of map readers :) I love what you've done with your map in the windows, it looks great, especially love the hearts where your family loves live! Thanks for sharing.


  16. This is absolutely adorable, Kate! And I love the idea behind it too!!! Thanks for sharing it over at the Sundae Shake Up! :)


  17. like that look very fun and shows pride come see me at

  18. That's so cute! I love all these map projects people are doing lately, however I still haven't done one myself

  19. This is absolutely awesome, awesome, awesome! So inspiring...looooove this!