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« on: December 14, 2004 08:09:19 PM »

 I had a collection of National Geographic Maps (too pretty to throw away) and when it came time to decorate our computer room, I thought it would be a great way to display them.  I also found some maps at yard sales.





I selected the biggest map for the center, and then arranged the smaller maps first, and put the biggest map up last.  I used cellulose wallpaper paste to put them up, and then applied three coats of clear water based polyurethane on the top of them. 

They wrinkled a bit, but it adds to the look.
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ilovepaper
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004 02:36:55 AM »

I think that looks awesome, what a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2004 07:09:11 AM »

wow.. brilliant idea!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2004 07:29:40 PM »

that's a fantastic idea!
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schi118
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004 02:24:20 AM »

my friend and i took a trip to a half price bookstore and in the back i found a basket full of NG maps... they were like.. a quarter each!  i was so excite, i might go back and find some more interesting ones

love the wall!
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2004 06:54:02 AM »

That looks fantastic! Such a great idea for some cheap wallpaper;p
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2004 11:24:05 PM »

That? Is awesome. Grin
 I love old maps and that's a really great way to use them.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2004 02:15:36 PM »

That is a wonderful idea. Shocked
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greenevie
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2004 09:12:50 AM »

If you ever want to take the maps off the wall, will they be really hard to remove?
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Spamtasy
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2004 10:40:24 AM »

The secret to getting things off walls is to make sure that you put a high quality primer on the drywall before you paper.  When I take this down, I believe that if I just run some sandpaper over the top to break up the polyurethane (That is where those wrinkles will help), then soak it in a vinegar solution, or wallpaper remover and it will come off.  This is also why I chose cellulose wallpaper paste instead of any other glue to put them up.
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