Vintage School Map Occasional Tables

May 27th, 2009 in member junk     
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Remember the framed vintage school map post I did a few months back? I still had the East Coast section and have been saving it for just the right project.
Enter the two fun, funky, metal table stands I found at the swap meet this weekend.
These old maps are just too cool!
I found two 1/2 inch thick boards that measured 12 square and painted one side black so they would look finished on the bottom.
I then placed them on the map and drew around the board so I would know where my center was.
I stapled them to the back of the board...
...as well as cut the corners like I would when wrapping a present so the edges werent all bulky. These old maps are reinforced with fabric so they would stand the test of time - which makes for a nice strong top.
Ahh, the first part is done.
Next, I set the table base on top and marked where I needed to drill holes and screw in the base. I worked on top of a shop towel so I wouldnt scuff the map.
I used wood screws and washers.
Ill pick up a couple of pieces of quarter inch glass and well be all set! Another option would be to Decoupage the tops too.
Remember the framed vintage school map post I did a few months back? I still had the East Coast section and have been saving it for just the right project.
Enter the two fun, funky, metal table stands I found at the swap meet this weekend.

Remember the framed vintage school map post I did a few months back? I still had the East Coast section and have been saving it for just the right project.

Enter the two fun, funky, metal table stands I found at the swap meet this weekend.


Remember the framed vintage school map post I did a few months back? I still had the East Coast section and have been saving it for just the right project.

Enter the two fun, funky, metal table stands I found at the swap meet this weekend...


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, industrial, furniture, funky, fun, bedroom, entry, table, textile, mod

Comments (14)

SantaClaus writes: I want the tables, your organized, clean workspace, your mind, etc., etc. Great details with the whole project! Posted: 8:04 am on November 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: These are fabulous! So creative and colorful. A cartographer's dream. I am a map lover myself, and I think I have this exact map -- it came from an elementary school which was being renovated-- the office manager found a pile of them in an old storage closet and threw them...out! Posted: 4:37 pm on June 11th
paisleypenguin writes: I love maps and these are so great! Posted: 1:12 pm on May 30th
4PeasInMyPod writes: These look fabulous! Maps and globes always catch my eye; I'm going to have to do this on an old end table of mine - thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 12:25 pm on May 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I do remember your previous map post and love this follow-up. They look fab and nothing goes to waste!

Nice work, Jenny!
Candy Posted: 10:26 pm on May 28th
junkrat writes: ooooh, a cool GEORGIA table! love it! Posted: 1:29 pm on May 28th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny K. you find the coolest stuff in the world. I love old maps and have never seen them used in such a creative way…another great project. One of these days I want to check out your Lab. Jim Posted: 9:06 pm on May 27th
DownHomeDIY writes: Great project and awesome instructions! Thanks for sharing.
~MB Posted: 8:56 pm on May 27th
suewhitney writes: Hey Jenny K.,

These tables are very well traveled. Love old maps and this is a new and creative use for them. Awesome!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:07 pm on May 27th
vecernice writes: Would love to have those tables. Very adorable and nice pictures.

Thank you for sharing

Eva Posted: 5:10 pm on May 27th
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, I love these. They are so adorable, especially the one with my name on it!! Not that I don't LOVE New England too. You do such amazing work I am always so excited to see another of your fantastic projects. Love ya, Geo Posted: 1:26 pm on May 27th
CottageElements writes: Jenny, cool tables and I love your great step-by-step instructions. Ditto on the organization, too. I'm soooo jealous!

Lani Posted: 12:09 pm on May 27th
alicemom writes: Jenny,
I just love all your ideas, pictures, wonderful junk, etc.
You really do have a great eye. Thanks for sharing with us not so good eyes!
smiles,
Alice

ps I also agree with Miss Upyourattic that your work space is wonderful & organized! Posted: 10:27 am on May 27th
upyourattic writes: These are great! I'm an East Coast girl (Maryland) so really like that we're representing! They are perfect side tables and I also like how they have a little opening on the bottom - you could put a little vintage globe there or a glass thing-y there maybe?? Whatever, they're perfect!

I cannot believe how tidy your work area is - all those cubbies marked with what's inside! Wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!

Pati Posted: 9:01 am on May 27th
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