Have GPS? New Uses For the Atlas!

With GPS and smart phones guiding our road trips nowadays, there's hardly a use for road maps. I used to love studying the road atlas on vacation, planning each evening the best route for the next day. Today, it's all done for us but there are plenty of ways to incorporate the look of the road map (which also happens to be very cool-looking) into the home:

If you have any old atlases stuck under your car seat collecting dust due to GPS favoring, and if you have memories tied up in them like I do, consider a DIY project that honors them! Decoupage is perfect for this application. Think furniture, walls, wearable art, you name it!

Images: Budgetwise Home, Domestic Ease, Craftzine, Post Script, Paperelle,

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.