Map as Blinds

Right before Jonas was born, we scored the most amazing map. It was perfect for his space themed room, so we didn’t care that it was from 2001 (even though we found it in an antique store). And the price was right (under $30, if I remember correctly).

Jonas in Cloth

The map hung over a window behind Jonas’s dresser changing table for awhile, but we did a lot of room switching and the map has been rolled up in a closet ever since.

The problem was that we had no way to hang it. We didn’t want to hang it over a window (which is how we hung it before–by screwing it into the window frame molding), so we had to buy some map hanging hardware. But, idiot that I am, I didn’t measure. And since we put Jonas’s space shelf on the only wall not broken up by windows or doors, there was no place to put the map in Jonas’s room. Ooops. Plan B.

Map as Blinds

We decided to hang it up in the 3rd floor stairwell, which leads up to our finished attic. The window looks directly into our neighbor’s attic (the joys of city living), so some privacy there wouldn’t hurt.

Map as Blinds

Of course, we couldn’t use the hardware, because the space wasn’t big enough to slide the map in. The map fit so snug in the space, however, that we didn’t even screw it in. It’s just wedged in there for now.

Map as Blinds

I’m a little sad that we can’t use this for Jonas’s room (we’ll be on the hunt for a smaller one now!), but I’m glad that we found a good window treatment solution for the space. There are globes on all of the other floors in our house, so maybe this just ties it all together now.

The stairway leads up to a little room in between the two 3rd floor rooms (that has a guest bed and toys right now). It is a mess currently because we’re going through and sorting things (and donating a lot). There’s a Peter Pan theme going up there, so maybe we’ll DIY a faux Neverland map for the other window set!