Furniture+Decoupage+Maps

Don't you just love decorating with maps? I found a in need of serious love buffet/sideboard at a garage sale, the veneer was all messed up but that didn't matter to me and especially not for the cheap price tag.

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I removed all the veneer to expose the solid wood underneath, most of it just popped off, but I had to work on the top a little.

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I painted it using my old paint finish technique and matched one of the blues that was in the map I was using on the front drawers.



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I even lined the drawers with the index pages from the back of the atlas.

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Next time you see a piece that's in need of love, think decoupage!
Just an FYI, this cutie is for sale.




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Comments

  1. WOw trixie that is beautiful. really great idea to lift the veneer off!
    Absolutely love it!
    cheers Fiona
    LilyfieldLife

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  2. Gorgeous. I have the perfect Map Settee that would look lovely with this piece!

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  3. Oh...this turned out so darling. I'd love it if you linked it up to my Mod Mix Monday party. This is fabulous!

    http://www.modvintagelife.com

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  4. Just the right amount of map detail without being overdone. Great job, as usual, Trixie!

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  5. WOW!!! This turned out BEAUTIFUL.
    Very Inspirational. I have a dresser waiting maybe ill try something like this.
    lauren

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  6. Great idea! The buffet looks wonderful! Love the fresh color!!
    Blessings!!

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  7. This is so lovely...great job!

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  8. That is a cute one! And quite an inspiration! I have hundreds of vintage maps and need to use some of them on a project just like this!! thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. It came out tremendous!! I love this piece!! Nice job!

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  10. ooooh i love that!!!! awesome!!!! i am so going to copy that in my home at some point in time, because it rocks!

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  11. I love it. Will you share the paint color with us?!!!!

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  12. Wow! I LOVE it! You created such a beautiful piece!!

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  13. This absolutely took my breath away...just gorgeous...

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  14. That is an amazing transformation!! You did a great job! I would love to have a piece like that in my house!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  15. One of my fave transformations! This turned out simply beautiful!

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  16. My - that is an amazing transformation. I couldn't believe the stark difference in the before and after. Another wonderful job, Trixie.

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  17. It's absolutely beautiful. I guess you could see the finished look in your head from the start...what a makeover!!

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  18. You have definitely made a silk purse out of a sow's ear!!!
    The piece was lovely but the condition of the veneer would have stopped most people in their tracks! You restored it and made it into a beautiful piece of furniture with your talent, creativity and eye for possibilities! Great job. Take care, VBg

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  19. A fantastic transformation! Love it!

    hugs
    Charo

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  20. Great re-do! It turned out beautifully!

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  21. This is a piece of art, It turned out fabulous have a good weekend

    Pattie

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  22. Hello Trixie, your piece is very elegant! Saw your buffet at Mod Mix Monday where I linked my decoupage map desk, minds think alike! :)

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  23. I had to come back & lust after this again today...think I dreamed about it last night.

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  24. I'm in love with this idea and the color you used. Filing it in my TO DO folder. THANK YOU
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  25. Miss Trixie..WOW! That Buffet Looked Like A Lost Cause Until You Put Your Magic To It. Removal Of The Veneer Was The Smartest Idea...Love The Finished Piece. Of Course I Love Your Entire Home! :)) Have A Glorious Weekend Sweet Friend! Hugs, Terri

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  26. DANG GIRL! I've heard about your blog before (over at MMS's site) and just got over here now via the Friday Furniture Linky Party (where I just posted my little first effort) and you can't WIPE the SMILE from my heart or quiet the song in my heart from viewing this lovely piece. I gotta find a MAP and do it now - where are my car keys? rotfl

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  27. This is gorgeous! Love the use of maps on the drawer fronts. I've seen it done with maps on top, but I like this even better.

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  28. oh. my. goodness. With my love of travel, this is seriously on my have-to-have list. Such a beautiful transformation! -diane
    http://www.sweeteuropeandreams.com

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  29. That is such a great transformation! Totally inspirational!!! WOW I'm glad I found you blog through the funky junk blog linky

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  30. Absolutely perfectly FABULOUS!!! WOW!!!

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  31. I have a waterfall vanity with cracked and missing veneer and LOVE your idea of using maps to give it new life. I also love the paint color you chose to complement the maps!

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  32. Oh, this is so so so beautiful! Wonderful color; wonderful idea!

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  33. Trixie that is sooo pretty!1 You have to be proud of this piece. I'm not a big fan of painting furniture colors but, I feel a change acomin'.

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  34. the best use of a map that i have seen. Gorgeous and perfectly done!! I pinned you on my Pinterest Board. You are extremely pinnable :-)))
    Bounce to you via Modern Cottage. New fan here!

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  35. Hi Trixie, This is just absolutely beautiful. I have a quick question. Where do you find your maps. I've been looking at all my thrift stores trying to find a map with lots of aquas, blues and greens and haven't found them anywhere. Well not until now - you've got them. LOL. I've got a half done project just waiting on a map. Any ideas where to get one.

    Thanks, Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

    P.S. Have a great 4th!

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  36. The transformation is remarkable!!

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  37. That is so awesome! I love the maps that you used, too! Beautiful!

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  38. This is amazing! I love the map and the blue paint is beautiful! I'm bookmarking this for future use! I would be thrilled if you linked it my Suzy's Open House party. www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com

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  39. Love what you did with this piece! I've collected old maps for 20+ years... just might have to try something similar. :) Am a new follower to your blog - but have to admit that I have lurked for quite a while... :-)

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  40. I found you via "the old painted cottage" CotM for April this year. Your home is stunning!!! I love your accent colour of course, the aqua!!! Keep up the great work.

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  41. Gorgeous piece. What a fun idea!
    ~Heidi

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