First we needed an ottoman.
I transformed this old dinning room chair...
First I cut the back off with a saw, then I cut the legs down a couple inches. Spray painted it cream and then sanded to give it the weathered look.
I picked up 1 yard of gold curtain material from the scrap pile at our local hobby store for just $3.50 and a piece of 2" thick foam. After I removed the old cushion cover, I recovered the wood base with the new foam and material.
So back to the corner with the map.
I found a cute little side table at Target that was the same color paint used on the footstool, placed it under the framed map with some books and a clock. I also found an inexpensive lamp that can be used for reading or turned to light up the map. And voilà…that is how a map of
turned a corner in my living room into a reading nook.