A Handmade Curiosity Cabinet and A Gallery Wall of Vintage Maps


My husband made this simple cabinet from a vintage window and pine boards. I've filled it with curiosities and found objects like vintage silver, old books, fossils, river glass, and more. I started the wall above the cabinet as a gallery wall of vintage maps. I finally found the final piece, making it complete!
a handmade curiosity cabinet and a gallery wall of vintage maps, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, wall decor, woodworking projects
a handmade curiosity cabinet and a gallery wall of vintage maps, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, wall decor, woodworking projects
Filled with old books, found objects, and more.
a handmade curiosity cabinet and a gallery wall of vintage maps, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, wall decor, woodworking projects
Part of an Indian artifact found in our creek bed.
a handmade curiosity cabinet and a gallery wall of vintage maps, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, wall decor, woodworking projects
German crock of vintage silverware. The silverware tied together was used as snowflakes during Christmas. Read about it here: http://ow.ly/vb7R5
Gallery Wall of Vintage Maps
Gallery Wall of Vintage Maps
This is the gallery wall above the cabinet. I began this wall a while back. I had everything but one map. The upper left corner was blank for some time. I finally found the right size frame and a vintage Tennessee map. Perfect!

Top Hometalk Projects

21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
17 DIY Decor Ideas To Get The Party Started
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
Angie Forte

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 10 comments
  • Le'
    on Apr 7, 2014

    I have an old china cabinet in the garage that I may be forced to drag out. Cute idea.

  • Itsmemic
    on Oct 29, 2017

    I love the cabinet..but the map placements for ME is too structured. I like staggered...gives more interest.
Your comment...