Mapped Out Table Top - Real Living, via Ninemsn
Vintage world globes, atlases & map-related decor are definitely a trend that’s here to stay. Personally I love maps & globes, but the prices for vintage ones are rapidly increasing out of my range. Not fair. I do love the idea of map furniture though – I think it’s definitely an awesome idea for kids furniture, but I hope you’ll agree that all of these pieces are fabulous enough for adults, too.
50s Plywood Chair on Roddy & Ginger
I still am on the hunt for a lovely set of nesting tables (I’ve been searching for a little too long now, really), but this is a definite contender for how I’d like to decorate them.
Sofa Table by Brooklyn Limestone
I love how this desktop has been painted – the map has been painted by hand, with just an overhead projector for guidance! That’s awesome, and a little bit skilled! Definitely check out the blog post on Brooklyn Limestone for all the details.
How sweet are these little puffy balloon garlands! They’re origami balloons (but made in the same way I used to make paper water-bombs!)
If you can’t find a vintage map to use, or don’t want to cut into one, you can find awesome wrapping paper printed with vintage maps now! It’ll probably be cheaper, too. Try instore at Magnation for some.