I believe planning this armoire took more thinking than my wedding! Here it is, not perfect, but certainly better than what I had posted before. So I bet you’re asking yourself, “what about the scratch map? The reason for the armoire in the first place?”
Well, I listened to you, AND tried to stay true to myself…no easy feat, if you must know. After I got over the fact that I may disappoint you that I may not figure out a way to create an thing of beauty that I’ll never get that scratch map off and re-position it somewhere else and where would that somewhere else even be and what if I stick a map on and it’s wrong but I’ve already cut it and what if I should have picked that other map in the first place and do you actually need to see the whole map of Latvia and who will feel hurt if their country isn’t represented and would that nice man with the nice white jacket take me to that nice padded room before all these questions would be answered??? Then I realized that your disappointment in me wouldn’t last forever, that one day in the near future I would blow your mind with some other amazing project (I am EVER the optimist, if nothing else), and that when all the dust settles, everything will be ok! That said, here is how it got done: Shout out to fellow blogger The Curator’s Collection – I got the idea to wrap the hardware in rope like she did for one of her own projects, which is a great idea since I couldn’t find hardware that had the same hole span as mine did. Now I can’t wait for future guests to come and change the look of the map from gold to colour. Since it is the GUEST room it is taking quite a bit of restraint on my part not to go in there and do a bit of scratching, I’ve been a few places myself, yo. At this point, I would like to say thank you, readers, for all your generous comments. Without them I may very well have walked away from the project entirely and would have continually fought the urge to just torch the thing. When you come visit, get ready to scratch!