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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Maps on the Mantel


I packed away the Easter decor that was on the family room mantel this morning and replaced it with a travel themed fun mantel.   The map pictures that I have noticed in the stores lately gave me the inspiration for my late spring map mantel.


I found a wood cut out of the USA at Hobby Lobby.....50% off of course.    The blue color really doesn't work for me,  so the piece got a fresh coat of Wheat spray paint and then I dry brushed it with some white paint to give it an aged look.


I stapled a pretty cottage print fabric behind the cut out .....


Then I added a canvas floral map of the USA on one side......


To the other side is a floral canvas  map of the world......


To complete my mantel,   I placed a globe on two vintage books........


and did the same thing on the other side.


A blue Mason jar of flowers added to each side was the finishing touch to my mantel.


I want to add touches around the room of the fabric and colors that I used on the mantel.    I started by covering a pillow with the same fabric and putting it on the love seat.    Now I need to make a new floral design for the coffee table....be back soon to share my creation!




36 comments:

  1. Penny,
    Love the fabrics you used as the back drop of the maps. And I adore those globes. I still have Easter up and I am leaving it up until next week when I am off for 3 days. Still tweaking my meds to keep my BP under control. I hope you are starting to feel better and that you find out soon what is causing the problem.
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Penny, I love the pretty fabric. The maps and globes are so unusual. Beautiful.. I have an old globe in my office and will keep it forever....even though some names are so different these days. Blessings to you this beautiful spring. xoxo, Susie

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  3. I love your mantel. Everything looks lovely.

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  4. Penny, this may be my favorite yet! I love the fabric map AND the floral ones. Oh so cute! By the way, I featured you and your blog on my favorite blogs post. Here is a link if you'd like to see it or share it: http://www.gwingal.com/2017/04/bloggers-smoggers/
    :) gwingal

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  5. I love all of your pretty and romantic fabrics.
    Hugs Alessandra

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  6. What a cute idea for that map, Penny. Hope you are having a great Spring. xo Diana

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  7. Cool idea Penny. You come up with so many great simple ideas---thank goodness for your thinking cap...lol. Great share, thank-you, Sandi

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  8. Penny, this is so pretty! I love the maps with the beautiful floral patterns.

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  9. Please come share with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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  10. What a great idea and transformation of that piece from Hobby Lobby! How did you do the prints? I love how light and summery it all feels.

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  11. Love this! Great idea! Love the maps with the fabric behind them.
    #trafficjamweekend

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  12. Once again a very clever idea. Great ideas and very pretty.
    Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  13. I love the colors of the canvas floral US map!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE your decor touches

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  15. Your vintage mantel with the USA and World maps is gorgeous. I love your make-over on the wood and using the fabric behind it. I could have/would have chosen that lovely floral print myself! Love the globes! I must try to find more - I have one large globe which I stenciled "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" on. I place it on top of some books but my living room is small and no mantel.

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  16. All that floral makes me envious. I could really use some in my blah front room.

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  17. I really like the canvas floral maps - did you make them?

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    1. Hi Vanessa, I bought the floral maps at ICanvas....hugs...

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  18. LOVE the floral maps!!

    Christina
    www.ourwoodhome.com

    PS: I found your blog via the Strangers and Pilgrims link up:)

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  19. This is such a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  20. I love your floral map canvases, so beautiful.

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  21. So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  22. This is such a great idea, Penny! I need to check my Hobby Lobby to see if there's any cut out maps. Thanks for sharing this at Talk of the Town!

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  23. I prefer your interpretation to the one you purchased at HL. Very pretty and I love the matching pillow you made to bring the print into the room. thank you for sharing it at TADA! Thursdays

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  24. Very pretty! I would never have thought of a map theme, but I love it!

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  25. Gotta love Hobby Lobby sales! The new paint job goes so well with the rest of the decor in your room. Thanks for inspiring us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  26. What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  27. Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon and have a lovely week!

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  28. The wooden cut-out US map is so pretty in yellow! Beautiful job!

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  29. These floral maps are the absolute bomb! Such a creative idea! :) Thanks for sharing it at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party! Pinned! :)

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  30. Maps intrigue me so much and I love your maps on the mantel. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  31. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. I love the floral map. What a creative idea. Great gift idea too. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Penny...I'm always amazed with your beautiful, vintage ideas! Love it!

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  33. Such a clever idea....I love the floral map. Thanks for sharing with us at Waste Not Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing more from you this week. Don't forget to hop over and link up.

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  34. what a great idea I love how you have the fabric inside the forms of the maps
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