Back in July I saw this post on the blog Marshalls Abroad where they showed off their new baby's nursery and the awesome framed wall map that they built for their son. I love their blog and the beautiful photographs of their life in Okinawa and you should definitely read it.
I decided to copy their idea and purchased this huge wall map. I also had a coupon from AC Moore for 60% off custom framing and I requested that they mat it on foam board and leave off the glass front so I can put pins on all the places I've visited. I got a call from AC Moore a few weeks later and it was ready to be picked up.
Now, when I say this map was huge, you should know that it is also massive, gigantic, and really freaking big. 73 x 49 inches, not including the frame, to be specific. Needless to say, it did not fit in the trunk of my car, and I drive a Jeep.
Anyway, long story too long, I left without the map and left it sitting at AC Moore for over a month while I tried to figure out how to get it home. Thankfully, this past Saturday my roommate and her boyfriend agreed to help me tie it to the roof rack (and stick their hands out the window to keep it from blowing off) while I drove really slowly with my hazards on.
Little did I know getting it home was the easy part but after sponging off a few scratches on the wall, and with the help of a Pinterest/ toothpaste trick we got it hung up. Finally.
And here's the finished product! I'm so pleased and feel like my bedroom is finally complete, more than two years after moving in...just in time I'd say.
This map and the bridge from my new favorite song makes me smile and feel excited when I think of the adventures unknown ahead of me, whether it's across the world or just down the road....
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior