It's been almost a year since I began planning our study/guest room with a "vintage travel" theme and we're almost finished! Today I'm showing you a table I just completed for the room. I found it at a garage sale for $15.00 (more than I'd normally pay but it had a removable glass top!).
Two coats of Paris Gray chalk paint, some distressing and the removal of the awful green velvet and she was ready for some dressing up.
Using old maps I've been collecting, I lined the inside with parts of a map from Ohio and Illinois. I marked the bottom piece in two places with red rhinestones: Akron (where I was born) and Strongsville (where hubby was born). On the sides, I used an old Illinois map and marked Itasca (where we live now) with a red rhinestone. Then it was time to fill it!
A vintage light meter . . . (if you're younger than 40, you probably have no clue what this is!)
Some vintage hotel match books (If you're under 40, you MIGHT have seen these around!)
A few old postcards, one of the Wrigley Building in Chicago circa 1950 and this one from Carlsbad Caverns . . . now who WOULDN'T want a lunch room postcard to send??
I have SO many more projects I'll be showing you from this room -- I'm having so much fun!