Map Footlocker

   I found this footlocker at a thrift store about 10 years ago.
I have decided to change it up a bit with some
thrift store maps and some Mod Podge for my Challenge on OMTWI
Here's what I did:
 I used Mod Podge to attach some thrift store maps to the footlocker.
Used a craft knife to cut around the hinges and smoothed out any air bubbles or wrinkles. Repeat overlapping maps until the footlocker is completely covered. Then last step apply 2-3 coats of Matte Mod Podge and
DONE  in less than an hour!


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43 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love this project. :) LOVE!

Sleppery said...

o.o That's awesome. Love it! Great idea :)

Nicole said...

That looks great!!!!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the map chest.. great idea

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

It was pretty easy to spot which project was yours =) Is that the time out chair in the first picture? The one facing the wall...

Sherry said...

That is wonderful! I love the wall too with the propeller! Travel themes are awesome. Thanks for linking up!
Shery

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

I knew this one was yours! Love it!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love this project! It is so YoU ... a Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cool! I'm lovin' the maps right now too!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So creative- loving the map look! Shared on FB~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

There is a giveaway involved. :)

Hannah Jacklyn said...

great job, I love this! lately i have been lusting over geographical accents, I also love the map on your wall. :)

Amanda said...

I loved loved LOVED your project this past week!

Jen said...

That is so cool!! Thanks Michell for linking up, and listing me in your party linky list. :)It is very much appreciated!! It is a new party, and the more exposure , the better! :)
Cheers!
Jen
www.cariboobutterfly.com

radn said...

Love the chest. I am bookmarking it!

Here is a link to a fine art photography giveaway that I am hosting on my blog (Last day today 4/15). The artist is Melanie Alexandra and has more than 200 images in her Etsy store to choose from. To win her fabulous photography you just have to leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite image in her store.

http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/fine-art-photography-giveaway-by.html

Suesan said...

Gorgeous. Check out my map settee. It'd look right at home here. http://froufrugal.blogspot.com/2011/03/settee-big-finish.html

Abby said...

Looks so amazing! Love it!

Kimberly said...

Such a fun idea!

abeachcottage said...

Such a fun project. Love it and love the world on your wall :)

Kathy said...

I love maps! Great job... very original use!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love it. Maps look so nautical. I just did maps in my dining room. I love your trunk!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love it, Love it! That looks so great! Thanks for linking this one up to Inspiration Friday as well~
Vanessa

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Michell--fabulous job! the trunk looks great!
gail

Picket said...

It turned out great! What an great idea...have a great Sunday...Picket

neli said...

Beautifull!!!!!!

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

This is so cool! Makes me want to modpodge somethin'!

I'm your newest follower! :)

I can carry all the shopping bags and the babies too. said...

I love you. This is the most amazing site ever! I come every day to see what you have in store. Now I got a question for you. I have a wall in my hall that is blank and need something to put there... got any advice or any past examples???

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beachcomber said...

great idea..i love the look of boxes covered in maps! well done..will have to try this.
cheryl x

Jefferson and Karalee said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your decorating! I will definitely be coming back here for some awesome ideas!

Holly said...

Fun! I love maps...what a great idea!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is soooo cute Michell!! I love it - it looks so great under your big world map!
I shared it on my FB page! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome job, michell! i love the map! my mom did that to a trunk, but just did the top- i like it all over like that.

The DIY Show Off said...

You're so creative, Michell! This is beautiful. I love it! I think we have an old foot locker somewhere here. Might need a makeover! ;)

Roeshel

Tammy @ Type A said...

coolest trunk ever! i have a party going on right now, would love if you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-13.html

Mary @ Bugglebee Handmade said...

I love how this room looks all together, the map box looks great in there! So glad to have found your blog through the One Month to Win It contest!

Erin said...

How satisfying is it to finish a project in an hour?! And one that looks so good too! I recently decoupaged the interior of an armoire and it was so much fun. I'll have to remember maps as a papering option in the future--thanks for the inspiration! :)

Erin
(visiting from Primitive and Proper)

Green Gracie Home said...

Gorgeous! I had to come and see you after that very sweet note you left me and I will be coming away inspired and a follower of yours as well. xo Bev

Green Gracie Home said...

Gorgeous! I had to come and see you after that very sweet note you left me and I will be coming away inspired and a follower of yours as well. xo Bev

Jaclyn said...

This was featured on this weeks make it for less mondays! You can go head on over and check it out! I have a button you can grab if you want it!

Jaclyn
www.simplycadence.blogspot.com

Lettered Cottage said...

I love maps! Awesome project!

Kev

Patricia Torres said...

What a lovely project.. totally loved this one.. Hoping you'll come visit me at http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/

Autumn said...

I'm lovin' on this trunk redo. Great job Michell.

Faith Pray said...

Wow, I love this room! The wall is fantastic, the locker is fantastic. Awesome!

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