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31 August, 2013

Fun with Maps and Chalkboards

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun with Maps and ChalkboardsSummer is winding down, Labor Day weekend is here and I think most of the children in our lives are back at school. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I couldn’t help but notice a few fun ways that school-related items were being used in non-traditional ways at The Scoop this week, so I pulled them all together for you! Here are some great ideas for using maps, globes and chalkboards!

 back-to-school-mantel-with-globe-chalkboards-vintage-books-apples-pencils-rulers-DIY-dictionary-page-buntings-at-thehappyhousie-1024x738I love this arrangement that The Happy Housie used on her faux mantel! It has both…a globe and a chalkboard…and just says back to school!

tubIsn’t this a fun and unique way to use a map? Obsessive and Creative used découpage to apply it to a tub! Love it!

Final DSC_0146 - Version 2 Ashley’s Dandelion Wishes shared a whole round-up of ways to use maps, including these origami globes strung together to create a garland from Poppytalk. Clever!

6580422f701bd16ea514a8249ef24cc1I love the frenchy shape of this table base! Artsy VaVa added a map to the top and gave it a distressed look.

Ballard Designs Kitchen Conversions Floor Mt And now on to chalkboards!  You have to love this chalkboard look Ballard-inspired kitchen conversions mat from Hymns and Verses! Head over to see how she did it!

DIY chalkboard with trayRemodelando la Casa created this DIY chalkboard with a tray for her laundry room…pretty! Wow…she even has a chandelier! I might actually enjoy doing laundry here!

5With a Dash of Color used chalkboard labels in creating her herb station…fun!

IMG_7239 A chalkboard and burlap get all dressed up in Maddiebella Home’s “Magazine This…” tablescape…beautiful!

pb wall_041 And Suzy at Worthing Court created this charming chalkboard sign for her typography gallery. She gives you a great tutorial for adding the graphics, too!
 CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun Ways to Use ChalkboardsI love chalkboards so much…maybe it’s the teacher in me…that I had to share some of my own chalkboard crafts. You can see them by clicking here

page5…and see even more fun chalkboard projects by clicking here. Can you tell I love them?

Don't forget...there’s still time to link up if you haven’t yet and lots more to see as well, so head on over to The Scoop to check out more wonderfully creative links and share yours! I am also featuring some of your links on my new Pinterest board Shared at The Scoop Linky Party and I have shared them on my blog's Facebook page. Be sure to come back Monday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time to join me for The Scoop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at the map and chalkboard features! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Thanks for the feature, Debbie! You make me happy and I love your chalkboard projects...... always so pretty and inspiring! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Poppy

  2. Debbie - thanks so much for featuring my Kitchen Conversions Mat! I'm off to visit some of the other posts you linked to! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!!! Blessings, Doreen

  3. HI Debbie!
    I really love all your posts and they have given me some wonderful ideas. I am in the midst of making the linen tea towels...bought the fabric and have them all cut out. I have a question for you, however. When you sew the ruffle onto the towel, how do you finish off the raw edge? It does not show the back of the towel so I am trying to figure out how best to do it. Any help will be deeply appreciated! And...keep those super ideas coming our way!!
    Diane Westbrook

    1. Hi Diane! Glad you like them! I just trimmed the seam and then zig-zagged it. I have top-stitched it (pressed up) above the seam, but not usually. Hope that helps!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Hi Debbie. Thank you for including my chalkboard in the feature! I'm off to check some of the others out.

  5. Some really cute ideas here -- love the map projects especially.

  6. Thank you so much for featuring Maddiebellahome in my "Magazine This" layout. I enjoy your blog so much, so I feel honored to have been featured.



  7. Okay, I've got to figure out how to do all of that fancy writing on a chalkboard. Sure makes my chalkboard messages look dinky. Enjoyed these examples, Debbie. laurie

  8. Debbie,
    Clever, creative ideas using maps and chalkboards, dear friend!!!
    I "copied" your chalkboard tags on the wicker baskets for my creative space
    in Studio One for Fabric and Ribbon storage and I adore them!!!
    Always filled with inspiration @ Confessions of a Plate Addict!!!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my back to school mantel Debbie! So excited!!

  10. Thanks so much for the feature, Debbie! Those map globes strung together are so cute!

  11. Thank you for featuring my map table! Have a great week.

  12. Debbie, those are some amazing features! A friend of mine gave me these modern trays that really aren't my style but they would look so cute made over in chalk paint and maybe some burlap. I better get busy. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Maps and chalkboards are two of my favorite things! I have three boys, so maps and chalkboards work really well for decorating their rooms. Thanks so much for the round up! Enjoy your day!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie