Every time I see a room using a map as decoration, my eye is immediately drawn to it. No matter the room. I think they are so very cool, especially in a boy’s room. It turns out, I own the wall map you see pictured above in these last two photos. I bought it two years ago when we decided to homeschool. I had such grand disillusions of how I would daily reference the life size map during our geography studies. And now two years later, still rolled up in the tube they shipped it in, while my children are in a school where someone else is teaching them, I pulled the map out to create wall art for Thomas’ room.
Sounds about right.
I figure, if God is going to use Thomas to conquer kingdoms, maybe the kid should have a map on his wall to study those lands he will one day conquer.
Thomas already has a great room for a little man:
I didn’t want to change anything major, just add to a few walls. Here’s what I did:
I used basic, black acrylic paint to paint around all the edges.Next, I cut each piece of the map down to fit the size of the canvas. I was hoping to place each part of the map in it’s proper place allowing the maps to fit together like a puzzle. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it work due to space limitations (no big deal, the end result is still cool).
Then using Mod Podge, I attached each piece of the map to the canvas’. I sealed the top with one more coat of Mod Podge.
And on the wall they went, opposite the little warrior’s bed.Lastly, I hung my newest painting on another wall in his room. I’m starting a new series of paintings, “Lambs and Lions”, great art for any child’s room, girl or boy. Email me if you are interested.