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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just a few simple projects

I've had several questions about how I hung, my recent maps find. I must say that I got this idea from my friend Tamara over at Shabby Vintage Junk.

I had a rack already hung from a different display in the past. Actually the rack is from an old tool that I was fortunate to pick up. It was originally for picking up glass sheets but I modified it as a rack. Then I used old wooden pant hangers, pinched the maps in the pant hangers and hung it up on the rack. I did have to bend the hanger hook so that it would hook on the rack but that is it. It was really easy. Thanks Tamara for the great idea.
Remember those wonderful vintage scarves I found. Well until I come up with something I decided to drape it around an existing lamp shade. Folded it in 1/2 diagonally andwrapped it around the small lamp shade and just used a pin to hold it in place. I've not damaged the scarf or the lamp shade.

Note never, lay a scarf over a lamp shade, it can and will catch fire.
Always leave the opening at the top for the heat to escape.

And now for the other side of the room :)
Creativity ain't pretty!!!!!!
Have a great week.


Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Thanks for info on how you hung the maps - it looks great! I love how you draped the scarf over the lamp, doesn't that bump up the look quite a few notches?!?!

Jane said...

I love how you have hung the maps! It looks fabulous. I have a room that looks very similar to yours....only twice as much stuff! I think I'll steal your phrase "creativity ain't pretty" when someone comments on my messy room!

Prior said...

I have a blue room with maps, too! Mine still were on the roll, so I could hang them. But, that is a really cool idea for me to use on other projects, thanks!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Margo I LOVE how you've used the wood & hardware & COMBINED it with the hangers....I'm going off to look for my hardware NOW....I know it's around here SOMEWHERE....!!

**scampers off to find said hardware**

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

PS: NO....creativity AINT pretty....!!

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

When I saw this on an earlier post it made my heart sing. I've got a big poster that I don't want to frame, and don't want to tack up in my booth. Perfect solution! Thanks!

Gracie's Cottage said...

AHA! Love that idea. I've got some old classroom charts that I don't want to frame but...


slommler said...

I just love the map hanger idea! Very cool!!

red.neck chic said...

ha! Margo.... your creativity looks wonderful!!! I don't even know if I have a floor anymore!

LOVE the map! That Tamarah... she rocks!

;-D robelyn

Sally said...

Love your ideas, looks great!! :)

Pamma said...

This is just so cool! Love the warm wood and the pretty colors in the map. So love!

Vickie said...

Hi Margo - I like your map hanger AND your hot-rod trips to LA! Bet that was fun - what did ya'll find to do over there?

I love that you like to sit in the floor to be creative. Me, too...

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