Then, using a clear (goes on milky, dries clear) wallpaper paste I rolled an even coat of the glue on the back of the map with a mini roller. Using a damp cloth remove any excess glue from your work surface so it doesn't get onto the front of whatever it is your gluing.
After the glue has been rolled on, your going to need to bookend the map so that the glue has a chance to activate. When I say bookend I mean fold the map in half lightley with the glue sides touching eachother. Try and match the corners so that they are touching. (most often I had problems with the edges curling up when I'd stick it to wall but I found I'd avoid this by making sure edges were laying onto eachother.)
Leave the paper bookended for at least 3 minutes. During the wait I'd roll another map. You can kind of tell its ready by when you peel the paper back a bit it would appear tacky.
Once its ready, open up the map and take it to wall and carefully place one corner where its going. Sometimes its helpful to mark on wall using pencil. Start in one corner and then using a flat, thick sponge you can slowly and carefully smooth out the map making sure you don't crinkle it. (They sell sponges specifically for this purpose.)
I painted the wood work a HOT pink (bemjamen moore's pink peony) and I love the colour. I still need to add some finishing touches but geez its hard to take a picture of such a tiny room! I'd like to either hang an old globe for a pendant light or find a hot air balloon to hang.. we'll see. You could apply a clear coat of varnish over all but I'm not going to as its not around the sink so I'm not worried about splashes. Although I might want to when I start to potty train the boys. (yikes)
If your going to attempt this- I'm hear for you!