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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