Panter's box - decoupage

IM: You took an original map from 1855, and cut it into pieces to glue on that box?

Me: Yup, I sure did!

painter's box 2

Looks good, doesn’t it. Up to this point, the map had been behind my dresser for 15 years. Now it’s actually on display. And when I cut it up — very carefully I might add — I didn’t lose any of the map. All the pieces match up perfectly without having to cut away any excess. So if I ever need to find my way through Westphalia I can!

painter's box - drawers

I’ve got one more map. I’ve got an idea what I’ll use it for, but I don’t think I’ll need to cut it up. It will be “altered” in some way or another, however.

Map of Prussia 1865


Here’s what I did with the last chest of drawers. I use that one on my sewing desk. I’m not sure where this one will permanently go just yet.