My husband has a passion for the back-country of Idaho where he has spent many a summer hiking, camping, canoeing, working, fishing, you name it.....
So I was super ecstatic to find this map.
But alas, I didn't really know where to hang it, and I couldn't figure out how either....
The only thing I could think of was framing it, but I really didn't want to spend the $$$$$$ on that custom framing job....
So there it sat, rolled up in a closet for YEARS!!!!!
I would hang it roll-down school-map style!
And now our map hangs happily on the wall in the living room. And I like it there!
It was super easy to do and I spent less than $10 (on the two dowels)
(the map was free.... )
I would have hung the whole thing on a cord at the top, but our ceilings aren't super high, so I wanted to save the space.
If we ever move to a house with taller ceilings I will probably add that....
The colors are simple and calm. So peaceful for our living/family room. Perfect.
The library catalog?
I bought it about a year ago on Craigslist.
It was kinda pricy, but in great condition... so I couldn't just resist it....
I was so excited that two milk-crates fit PERFECTLY underneath the card catalog!
I use them for my magazines: Ensign on the left: New Era and Friend on the right....
So the tutorial follows....
Hope you like it!
(Note the number love on the vintage shoe makers form.... Love it!)
- How do you like my map?
- What would be your number one map choice?
- Which country/state/city?
Tutorial: How to Make Your Large Paper Map Look Like a School Pull-Down Map
- Large Map
- Two Dowels
- Masking Tape
- Duct Tape
- Two Nails
- I bought my two 48-inch dowels at Ace Hardware. I was so lucky: they were the exact right length!
- After staining the dowels I let them dry for a couple of days before attaching the map.
- I would have used white duct tape, but I didn't have any, and when I checked, the yellow did not show through, so........ I just used what I had on hand...)
- Position the back side of the map correctly in relation to the dowel using tiny pieces of masking tape.
- Go right over top of the masking tape with the duct tape.
- Use just a skinny edge of the duct tape on the dowel (we wouldn't want it to show on the front....)
- Push down firmly
- Don't go all the way to the end: we don't want to duct tape to show....
- Place one dowel at the top, and one at the bottom of your map.
- Hang your map using two nails: one on the left top, and one on the right top.
Watch the photos below for some visual instructions: