My latest Stand Up Crafts Project (a project you can complete quickly, standing up, requiring no patience and very little skill) is a map table. It’s an Ikea Lack table (on sale for $7.99) with decoupaged maps (taking up space in the workroom closet). I used the maps from our European trips with the girls, providing a nostalgia bonus (“Oh, look, that’s were we got lost in Milan, and Alex used her internal GPS to get is back to the hotel…was she really only eight?”) while I was applying the Mod Podge. There are imperfections, but it was fun to do, and I’m enjoying it. The only problem is I didn’t plan where to put it, and it was bigger than I imagined. It will find a home, eventually.
By the way, the Milan incident was the first time we realized that Alex actually did know where she was going, and that her amazingly astute sense of direction, while a little eerie in a child, is actually pretty helpful.