sean and i always say we are awesome at vacationing together. we like to plan a few activities, wing it the rest of the time and (most importantly!) schedule a late-afternoon nap/downtime before dinner. i always plan the day and sean always navigates. i take photos and sean poses in said photos. he even carries my purse if it gets too heavy. see? we are awesome vacationers.
so when i saw this poster, i knew how i wanted to change it.
i used my silhouette (electronic cutter) to make the stencil on some card stock. i ironed (err, attempted to) the creases out of the old map. and then i painted the stencil with a navy-ish benjamin moore sample pot. it seemed easier than finding a craft store for paint.
when i finished i said to sean "i should have used a larger font". and he said "or a smaller map". wompppp. but i like it and i think once the bedroom is put together (uh, ever?) it'll look great on the wall. or not, and i've only wasted about $5 and a few hours.
i was going for a stamped effect so i didn't worry about perfect lines. and i hope to hang it by mocking up one of those cool roll-down maps. more vintage map, less poster-taped-to-my-dorm-room-wall, you know?
and now, i just need a vacation. or at least a late-afternoon nap.