About 3 years ago, I got a stack of wooden ovals that I knew had so much potential just waiting to be unleashed. The ovals are sink cut-outs from a job that my dad worked on so they are nice thick 3/4″ plywood. Brad and Keven threaten to burn these ovals each summer in the firepit but so far I have managed to keep them around.
I’ve talked quite a bit about how the colors of our nursery are grey and white; however, I haven’t talked much about the fact that it also has a travel theme. Brad and I love to travel and I also really like maps and skylines so it was the perfect theme for our nursery.
To create the ocean I used Minwax Express Stain in Indigo. In just a few minutes the oval was stained a nice deep blue. Simply use a paper towel to rub the stain into the wood and then remove the excess. Make sure to put some sort of drop cloth down so that you don’t stain the ground like I did.
For the world map, I purchased a world outline shape and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo using Gold Metallic Vinyl. The ovals are about 17″ by 20″ so it was easy to size the world outline to fit. When cutting a design this large I recommend using the Silhouette Roll Feeder.
The map fits perfectly into the room. For now, it is sitting on top of the dresser but I have some artwork coming to hang above the dresser so I’ll be moving it to a different wall in the room.
I absolutely love how this wooden map project turned out. I can’t wait to see how it fits into the final room. I still have about 30-40 of these ovals, what do you think I should do with them?