It comes in 25 pieces that you have to tape together. I've read on the internet how to print them out and trim them--but for $69, this seems like quite a deal. You can read about it on Pigtown Design's blog, and even download the map.
The detail is quite nice. It is nostalgic for me as we went to Paris quite a bit when my husband was working. I think he was there every other month, although my daughter and I would join him once a year. When my nephew was 12, he went with us. He would scare me by standing too close to the trains. We still giggle about him sawing his pizza in a Louvre restaurant with a plastic knife. He wore out the blade, so we finally let him pick it up and eat it with his fingers (much to the amusement of the french lady at the next table). What fun we had!
Back to the subject at hand....
Some of my other projects in the office were: covering books with script paper, and I got some moss balls which looks great with the pale green walls of the office. Confessions of a plate addict wrote about some great deals on moss balls from the dollar store. Alas, none in my town.
The office is off the entryway, and we had a second office in the basement. This really didn't look like a functional office, but a great collection of antiques. The downstairs room need the modular furniture removed so we could strip the wallpaper. Below is a "before" photo.
|Office "Before" the great furniture move|
|Office "After" the big move|
I've added a center table, which is actually quite handy in addition to looking good. There is a swedish mirror to the right, which I wrote about here in November. I have an oil painting next to it, but I'm not really happy with it there. I feel like I want a set of 4 prints next to it--I just need to find the right prints. (That will be my next mission.)
|There is a second door-to the right that goes to the kitchen (and garage, and staircase)|
|Estate sale lamp|
|Mario Buatta chintz fabric drapes and |
an estate sale staffordshire cottage $150, and fancy bracket $65
For some reason, I love portraits. I don't know why. Instant relatives? Someday I'll share my favorites. I notice that portraits of women and children are more expensive than men. Ugly people don't cost as much either, hee hee.
|Estate sale painting $300 is a copy of a famous painting. The face is nicely done, but look at those |
spider hands! The hands always give it away! I suppose I should have that hole repaired...
|This edwardian chair was found at an antique show. The needlepoint above it is one I made. |
The chair was expensive, I can't remember how much, maybe $4-500?
|I love painted and inlaid furniture. This chair is 1900-1920. That ribbon with swagged flowers, |
who can resist?
|This is the original photo that I copied. The entire piece was done in beaded needlepoint. |
Wish I'd bid higher. The piece was from Germany.
I hope you've enjoyed my office redo. The very pale celery green wall paint is Sherwin Williams 6414 Rice Paddy. I'd strongly advise you to do samples. That was my third color. We live in the NW where it is cloudy and dark every day, so color is important. This shade really is quite lovely, even Mr. Antiquestyle loves it. The room faces north and needs lights on most of the time. The color couldn't be better! I don't say that too often!
The estate sale items were "shopped" from other rooms in the house. If it had a hint of celery green, it came to the office. I should go to more estate sales, but with the price of gas, and horrible traffic, I've been preferring Ebay. I hope I've encouraged you to do some antiquing to add something interesting to your rooms.
Now I'm off, I have wallpaper to strip out of the old office!
Wish me luck. Dif wallpaper remover is my best friend. Our realtor should be happier with both rooms. Have a great week and .... Happy Antiquing!