Monday, September 24, 2012

map cork board + mini polaroids + my lonely bar

Even though I'm not a huge drinker, I've always wanted to have a fun bar in my house. And... I think I might finally have one.  

However, 98% of the people I know are pregnant. It looks like I'll be drinking rose lemonade champagne cocktails and gazing at my ingenious map project all by myself. 

(By ingenious, I mean that I copied some DIY instructions, and then modified a second set of DIY instructions and then combined them for MAXIMUM ORIGINAL CRAFTINESS.)

By the way, this map represents the version of the United States where Maine seceded. Or got broken off in our move, same thing. Hawaii and Alaska aren't accounted for, either.

The map DIY, an old one from Design Sponge, can be found here. In Louisiana, we used it to track where Y got residency interviews. 

The polaroid template can be found here. (Technically, the instructions are for making polaroid magnets).

Obviously, the polaroid pictures are pictures of us in [roughly] the place they are pinned. 

 This one is my favorite. How could it not be?


  1. Very cool! Love that you found my blog! I always love to follow the lives of those med students and spouses who are ahead....prepares me more for what's to come!!

  2. Can you come over and design/create a bar/gallery space at our house?! It's SO cute! You are so creative!

  3. I love and adore that Ikea shelving unit and need to find a place for one in my house. It can be so many great things - like a fun bar area, it turns out! Love the setup and the gallery wall. And sometimes during residency, you just have to drink alone...

  4. That is freaking cute!

  5. I love your bar! Putting it in a book case was a stroke of genius! I hope you don't mind if I pin it?
    And now being even more of a copycat, I'm going to have to make that map cork board, it's fantastic! :)

  6. Love this! We always talk about our "Someday Bar" that we'll have....someday. We're to the point where we have a box of goodies to go in/on this Someday Bar in our garage. I wonder how many times that box will be moved prior to actually being used...

  7. I just stunbled across your blog and I love it! This bar is fabulous and so whimsical {two things I never thought could go together}. The photo idea is so much fun, I might have to borrow it sometime when I have more space for a funky bar.

    Excited to follow along!