Four road trips.
One round trip cross country road trip from Massachusetts to Washington and back to Massachusetts via Alabama.
One map to mark every trip.
I’ve had this idea for a long time, but finally got around to actually putting it together. It’s a good thing I waited too since my sister and I took what I hope is my last road trip this summer.
With every road trip I take, I mark it on my map. The yellow stars are states I’ve visited, and the red ones are states I’ve lived in.
I wanted to mount the map on a canvas and hang it up, but large canvases are expensive, so I put the project to the side. That is until Michael’s emailed me a 50% off coupon! Hello cheap canvas! For only $12 I was able to get the proper size canvas and my project was underway!
I used spray adhesive to start with, and painted mod-podge over the top. It was simple and easy; I was actually surprised at how easily it came together!
I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it. Behind the door, in the living room it compliments the wall color and is unobtrusively on display.
I love it, and Sam Adams approves.
For the record, the road trips marked on the map are as follows:
February 2008, Massachusetts to Pullman, Washington
August 2008, (South) Idaho to Tuscaloosa, Alabama
December 2009, Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Reading, Massachusetts
July 2012, Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois.
Those first 3 trips I was moving, the last one I was moving my sister. I like to think I’m settled, now. I hope so, anyway!
Have you ever decorated with maps?
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