I painted the WORLD!

I'm madly in LOVE with this wall art!
This project took less than 2 hrs and $10!

What you need is a projector, pencil, paint and an image.
First I borrowed a projector from my hubby's work
or
Most public\college libraries will rent out the older projectors but you will need to use transparent paper with that style of projector.
See my older post about that technique HERE

I found a few images of world maps on the web. I hooked up the computer to the projector and projected my
favorite image on the wall
Use your pencil to trace.
This took about 10 mintues to trace...
Paint!
I outlined in paint first just to be sure I was gonna like it...
There might be a few extra islands.....
But hey I'm all about changing the WORLD!
Enjoy

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69 comments:

Sherrie said...

It's beautiful Michell! The propeller adds that extra touch! it's awesome! Good Job!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Great job!

Nehha N Josshi said...

This is what I call thinking different! I liked this idea a lot and yes, you've done a good job! :)

Karla said...

Very cool!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

This is SO cool! Please come on over and link up to MMM :)

Melissa said...

OMG that is so wonderful. My kids would love to do something like this. I will have to see if I can find a projector to borrow.

Tracey said...

This is very cool! Great job.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

Thanks for linking up to MMM! This is so cool... I am featuring it next Monday!!

Chrissie said...

This is so cool! I love it!

Sommer said...

That is amazing! I asked for a projector for christmas but I didn't get one. Guess I was a bad girl *giggle*.

maleahbliss said...

This is awesome!! I love the addition of the prop above it!
I love for you to come link this to my new linky party!
http://littleeme.blogspot.com/2010/12/ok-now-that-i-have-tuted-your-turn-to.html

AliLilly said...

WOW!!! That looks amazing! I love it! :)

Bella said...

Awesome, imagine the possibilities with this. How perfect GIRL IN AIR, and the world on your wall, LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me AUgust** I actually added this to my party, which I didn't have up in time, sorry, he he:)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

BElla:)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I L.O.V.E. this!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

that looks great. i actually found one of those propellers by the roadside. have to redo it and you've given me a great idea.

Saraccino said...

That's really cool! Want my own world... ^^

Brandi said...

amazing job! looks great!

maleahbliss said...

Thanks so much for linking up!! I have a large open wall in my kitchen that just might need to have a map painted on it too!

I hope you'll come link up again next week! :)

Christine said...

This is awesome! I have always loved maps as art, it never occurred to me to actually paint one on.

Amber Starr said...

I LOVE this! This is exactly what I was thinking about doing in our office! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I love this. I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" butotn.

Isi said...

Ohh great DIY, I have already a real world map but maybe I'll change it now =)

Miranda said...

I love that! The possibilities are endless when you use a projector:)

Miranda
www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

Love that wall, propeller and all :)

AllieMakes! said...

This is AWESOME!!! Fabulous job! Thank you for sharing your techique!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it! I need to find somewhere to do this in my house. I'm putting your mural in the PoPP Spotlight.

Alison said...

That is brilliant...so doing it in my son's room redo! Thanks! Now a follower over from Chic on a Shoestring!

Alison

Stephanie said...

Amazing! It came out great :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

WONDERFUL! I love it! Thanks for linking up and sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon :)

radn said...

Love it! What an ingenious idea!

Radhika
http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this--what a great,hip project. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Young and Crafty said...

This is simply stunning Michell! This is such elegant decor!

Thanks so much for linking up to Free for All!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com

To Sew With Love said...

wow! this is so pretty! I would love to try it one day! would love for you to link up at our crafty saturday link-up. thanks!

Pamma said...

I love it! What a great project.

To Sew With Love said...

thanks for linking up at Crafty Saturday at TSWL! it's so great to see so many inspiring and crafty ideas like yours! happy new year!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

What a unique way to display art....It is especially great because you were a flight attendant....

Happy New Year....

Lisa

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulous!!! And I loved the comment about always wanting to change the world. Too funny!

decdiva1 said...

love it! great wall art for so little $$$!!!!

Shelly {makingthemomentmatter} said...

This is so creative an so cost effective! Love it! Nice work!

Nikki ~ Let's Blog!! said...

I finally got around to visiting you! This is totally awesome!! Thanks for sharing!! I just saw your in Sheridan... Small world cuz i'm in Cody!! LOL

~ nikki

Mary said...

Hi, I found your blog at My Romatic Home. I love your wall world map, too cute! I would like to invite you to post this over at my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up. I hope you can join the party!

Happy New Year,
Mary

Gillian Layne said...

Adorable-you should be so proud!

Shelly said...

Fantastic! I love it! More islands to hang out on -how cool is that? When I was a kid, my dad painted a jungle scene with acrylic paints on our front entry hall, (using a projector also) -it was AWESOME! Yet, he wasn't 100% pleased with it, so after a couple of months -he painted over it -ugh! Yeah that your family will get to enjoy yours for much longer!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I LOVE it! I have been wanting to create a map themed bathroom for awhile now. We won't be able to remodel for a little longer still, but I am keeping this in mind for when I'm ready for it! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I'm featuring these on my blog tonight!

shopannies said...

very cool I love the way the art is done on the wall i am sure makes for a wonderful conversation

Ginger said...

Very cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

jodi @ back40life said...

love it - great job!

Donnie said...

What a great design. You are very talented.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

What an awesome idea! It came out fantastic!!!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I loved your project so much I Featured it this week!!!

Come grab a button if you'd like! You deserve it. ;)

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Life's Sweeter with Chocolate said...

That turned out so great! I learned that technique in middle school but had forgotten all about it until now! Thanks so much for linking this!

Bella said...

Hey Michell, I just wanted to let you know I FEATURED you today, and I know you already got featured like so many times, BUT, I couldn't help it, when you are good, you are GREAT!!

Come grab a button girl,and display it proudly. Hugs, !!!

Bella :)

Oh, and girl, if you haven't already, I would love you to come enter my giveaway for 3 FREE months advertising on my blog, you know just saying with your ETSY shop in all, I thought you might be interested, he he. :)

Life in Rehab said...

LOVE this. I know you've been featured everywhere and have a ton of comments, but this is just flippin' cool, so I had to pop over and tell you.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Love it! It turned out great!

To Sew With Love said...

Hi! we have featured your project. I hope you could grab our feature button when you have time! Can’t wait what you have for this week! ^^)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured this adorable wall on my blog today

http://www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

You have been featured at SSB! Check it out here:

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2011/01/mad-skills-monday-link-party-40.html

Please snag my I was Featured button for your blog and stop by again soon!
xoxo
Ginger
SSB

Allison said...

That looks absolutely fabulous! Love that you painted it on there and it isn't just a normal picture! Great job! And thanks so much for linking up! Always nice to see a new face and thanks for following! :)

Chris said...

This is fabulous! I need to find a projector, asap. I can think of a few different designs I'd love on my walls.

DWYHomemaking said...

This is amazing! This would look awesome in my husband's study! Very creative:)!!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

That turned out really great. I've wanted to try a project like that for some time, but haven't done so yet. Seeing yours tempts me to do so all over again!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

DANA said...

You have made the finals! Check it out!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/finalists-for-week-four.html

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

This looks awesome and I love how you can see New Zealand (where I am from) some people leave that out! Adding islands is awesome but not leaving out whole countries! Have a great day

Doda said...

What a great job you've done!

Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

Ah! I can see you DO like maps! Very cool - thanks for stopping by my blog. I see you like digital scrapbooking. I am having my first give a way and you'd have a great chance at winning b/c hardly anyone has entered! It's cool stuff.

http://creativejuicesdecor.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-giveaway-studio-gypsy.html

Kimba said...

Oh my word! I am in love with this project! I'm bookmarking it to show hubby for our basement.

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Absolute gorgeousness!! Visiting from Kimbas party!! :)

Ms Muffin said...

I am SO loving this!!!
Thanks for sharing it ... will have to make something like this once we moved! :-)

Brian said...

That is a really neat use of a projector! I hadn't thought of it for tracing large images.

I work for a place that rents them out if anyone else is interested in trying this project: http://www.atsrentals.com/cat--Rent-Projectors--108.html

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