Repurposed Map Shelf

4:30:00 AM

Today I'm repurposing this drawer from an old hutch...

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The three sectioned drawer came from another project [here]. 

Repurposed Map Shelf www.homeroad.net

The drawer just wasn't working on that piece so today I'm using it again...

I began by painting the shelf with Fusion Mineral Paint in Inglenook. 

By the way... gorgeous color!

Repurposed Map Shelf www.homeroad.net

 Then I used some old sailing chart maps I found at a garage sale....


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I cut the maps to fit inside the back of the drawer...

Repurposed Map Shelf www.homeroad.net

I used matte finish Decou-Page by DecoArt to decoupage the maps to the back of the drawers. 

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Decou-Page is easy to use and has a great look. It comes in several different finishes and effects, I chose matte for this project.

Repurposed Map Shelf www.homeroad.net

I added "D" rings to the back of the drawer to hang as a shelf and I've got an easy DIY 
nautical map shelf of the waterways in our area.

Repurposed Map Shelf www.homeroad.net



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*Fusion Mineral Paint and DecoArt provided me with materials. All opinions are my own*

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6 comments

  1. That turned out really great. Love how the colours compliments the map.

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  2. I love old maps, what a beautiful way to use that one! Turned out great!

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  3. I came across you on hometalk (I'm Pillarboxblue). I love using old maps to upcycle things, I've done chairs, a table and a suitcase before. I think this looks great, love the map choice.

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  4. I love how this turned out, Susan! I have bazillions of old maps and really need to start doing something with them! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party.

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