Map Dresser by Kristen Campbell is a Personalized Family History

 - Apr 10, 2011
References: domesticease
To turn an average ordinary dresser into something extraordinary, why not put a few maps on its exterior? Kristen Campbell, a writer from the home living blog Domestic Ease, is the creator of this map dresser. Here, she explains her creative process and the dresser's sentimental significance:

What I did was opened up all of the maps to take a good look at their individual color schemes... Then, I divided the maps into four places our little family has lived for the four drawers: Virginia (my childhood), California (my hubby & I during college), Guatemala (where our beautiful adopted daughter was born), and then Texas (where we live now).

If you're thinking that this dresser entailed a long, complicated process to create, think again. In fact, it was just a matter of cutting old maps into long rectangles and gluing each piece onto the exterior drawers with Mod Podge and a sponge brush. Campbell then painted over the paper's edges to make sure they fully adhered to the drawers. If you're interested in what the dresser looked like before Kristen's modifications, check out the final image.