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Oct012012

Upcycled Chest of Drawers with 1965 Louisiana Map

This work in progress was finally finished recently.  It started by needed quite a bit of work (you'd think by now I would take "before" pictures) when I first got my hands on it.  Flaky veneer that had to be chiseled off and lots of old chippy paint to take off.  

I kept some of the old yellow paint intact so that it would peek back through the new paint once I sanded and distressed certain areas down.  

My friend, Brian, gave me a 1965 Louisiana map that was a school fixture.  It was very brittle and wanted to roll back up at every available opportunity.  

I featured the Shreveport to Minden area in the first top left drawer.  The Natchitoches area is on the right.  The center panel features mid-Louisiana across three drawers with Baton Route toward the lower left. 

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Reader Comments (3)

bery bery cool!

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrotten ralph

This is amazing! What did you use to attach the maps to the drawers?

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie @ Salvaged Spaces

Thanks Ralph and Leslie! I used mod podge to initially get it to lay down with thumbtacks at the edges to keep it down. It was a vintage school map that wanted to roll back up at every opportunity. Several coats of poly to finish it off should keep it in its place for years to come.

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergadgetsponge

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