Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vintage Travel Room

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!


  1. Hi Lauren,

    Wow! Now that is one beautiful transformation! I love the way you decorated the inside. It's a treasure of memories!!!


  2. Lauren, I love the idea of putting all these vintage memories into a table like that. How cool that it came with removable glass. I found your post at At the Picket Fence. Hope you'll stop and visit me at Quirky Vistas.

  3. I love it. It certainly was worth every penny of the $15 you paid. A beautiful transformation so full of memories.

  4. Wow, what a find, I love it and it could be an ever changing table


  5. Looks it! Can you believ I haven't made a single thing with maps yet??? Better get on that :) Laurel

  6. Love that stand with the removable top....beautiful!

  7. Hi Lauren,
    Your table turned really cute. Love that it's a little time capsule. Great idea. Wishing you a great weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  8. Oh wow! This project is amazing Lauren! You made this table into such a beautiful piece! What a treature! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy 4th! Angie xo

  9. I have been waiting to see this room finished, but I will remain patient... :o)
    I love what you did with the table!

    Have a safe and happy 4th.

  10. Love this! Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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