So I went to Goodwill again. Love that place.
I found this encyclopedia from 1959 for 50 cents, and it had this really pretty old school map in the front and back covers. Apparently it was once a library book, which I know because it has “WITHDRAWN” stamped over the Soviet Union on the front cover. I think that’s hilarious, but that’s just me.
A lovely map like that needs some seriously good fabric/paper to back it, and some nice frames. I ended up buying three black picture frames (and glass) for $2.99 each, (total cost on this project < $1o) which is exactly why I love Goodwill so much.
Here they are all framed up. Each page needed a little trimming, but together they make a map of the world.
I thought this illustration of a flower was lovely, so I cut out the encyclopedia entry and framed that too, just to complete the set.
Now my wall looks like this! I feel like I have real art.
Project cost: $8.50