7/11/09

Africa
The school where David works went through a large renovation last year, and he was in charge of a lot of it. The day the staff helped clean out storage units, he discovered a few old, unused maps. David snagged the map of Africa and brought it home, and I tucked it away knowing I would do something with it someday.

The giant blank wall in Zinabu's room, just begging for an old school map!


The giant map... this was a conundrum. I didn't think I'd be able to afford a custom framing job, and I didn't want to just tack it to the wall.


The solution: two large frames that were pretty inexpensive but put together could hold the bulk of the map.


The result? Not bad! Zinabu wanted to know immediately where Ethiopia was located and the area he used to live. I used wall decals to spell out "Africa" and "Zinabu" above and below the map. Sorry the picture is blurry--someone would not sit still!

8 comments:

Mark and Sarah said...

Score on the map!! That is a very artistic display. His comment about where he lived and where ethiopia is warms my heart :)

Old Men Reflect said...

No Playboy foldouts ?

cathy said...

seriously, uncle jim. you are hopeless. yes, that's my UNCLE making porn references.

Vivi said...

Oh my word - yes, that would have cost a fortune to custom frame. Great creative thinking and the result is awesome - I love old maps. I actually like it BETTER split into two frames.
Very cool - nicely done.

Chatter said...

I love it! I want to start looking for old maps for the boys room.

Courtney Orrange said...

it looks awesome!

AnnMarie & Nick said...

I love it, what a great idea!

Mount Cutler said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your creative way to honor Z's history. You are amazingly talented little lady.