The inspiration for this project (one of my FAVORITES BTW!) came from seeing some wooden pallet style maps around the last few months that I wanted so badly to add to my home.
I love anything with a rustic vibe and I’m really leaning into more natural looks and colors for my home. Here are some pieces of inspiration I found.
Pottery Barn $349.00
You can also get personal with it and choose a US State:
I went with a Map of the US because it’s absolutely timeless to me. This is a piece that I don’t feel will ever be out of fashion or trend. I can see this piece having a place in any future home we have. I love that about it!
Print the FREE template in the size you want from HERE.
Step 5. After you have traced the outline, remove the map and begin filling in the borders with a fine tip paint brush. I used a medium paint brush to blend in toward the middle a little to make sure my outer lines were nice and thick. Continue in the middle with a big foam brush.
Step 6. Once the paint has dried (I always use a hair dryer!), if you want a distressed look. simply take some sand paper and age that baby until your little heart is content!
Here’s a close-up of my distressing
I mean really??? It was THAT easy? When I catch a glance at this I honestly feel like I could have paid top dollar for something like this. And it was SO easy!
I still haven’t decided where to hang this gem but it’s a keeper!