RESTORATION HARDWARE INSPIRED: Vintage Map

Old vintage maps are a really cool way to decorate your walls and are becoming more and more popular. If done right, you can have an amazing map to display in your home for a fraction of the cost.  Here are some design ideas.

Maps To Buy:

Restoration Hardware 

L'Isle's 1720 World Map

 $2495 

Restoration Hardware 

1588 World Map

 $695-$950  

Materials Needed:

*Picture

*Printer

*Paper

*Frame

*Nails

*Hammer

*Scissors

*Tape

*Glue Stick

*Computer

I have a friend who is from New York who asked me to redo his room with a Victorian style theme. Luckily I was able to find a 1800's Victorian map of Long Island to hang over his bed. I thought this would be a fun surprise for him and add some flavor to his room.

How To:

Step 1:

Pick a map or any picture you want to enlarge and save it to your desktop.Make sure you save the biggest copy you can because you are going to blow it up. The bigger it gets the more blurry it will get. {I used google search to find pictures of maps}

Step 2:

View picture using Paint!

Step 3:

Time to set up the printer:

File----->Page Setup----> Orientation: 

LANDSCAPE

----->Scaling: 

FIT TO

 ___ by ___ pages. {This is where you have to decide how big you want your picture to be.}

Step 4:

PRINT!

Step 5:

Lay it out on the floor to make sure you like how it looks. If you do then cut out all the white trim around the paper and glue/tape together on the back side if you want it one big picture. If not then skip the taping part and put each page in frames.

Step 6:

Frame and Hang!

TOTAL DIY PRICE: $5-15 depending on the frame you buy! :)