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! 

XOXO, 
Kate 



19 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Very cute idea! I love map art!
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  5. I think yur my new favorite blog... I think I'm in bloggy love...

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  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

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  7. Hi, Kate

    I love your new piece. Awesome!

    Vanessa

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

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

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  10. 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 ;)

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

    Mary

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

    Jacque
    thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

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

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

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