Until last month, we never had curtains on the sliding glass doors that lead to our deck. We don't have any neighbors who can see into our kitchen and the sun doesn't shine into that room for a long period, so we never really cared. Plus, we have a lovely view of a big red barn.
But then I found a map of the United States that was nearly the same width as the doorway.
And voila! We have a new shade for the kitchen.
We've only pulled it down a few times, just to show my neighbors. Who usually roll their eyes and laugh at me. The joke will be on them when my kids know all of the state capitals by the time they turn nine. This will surely make them the envy of all of their classmates. (And will guarantee a few sound beatings on the bus.)
It was easy to hang: I screwed two hooks into the wall above the trim and hooked the map using the two holes that were in the metal bracket at the top of the roller.
At the same sale, I bought a pull-down map of the world, but it was too narrow for these doors. I might hang that as a headboard above my bed. I already have part of my globe collection in my bedroom, so what's another map?
Have you ever seen a pull-down map used as a headboard? Should I question my sanity? How would you use one in your home?