Monday, August 26, 2013

I love maps and Mod Podge!

Sometimes when you are in a crafty state of mind you repurpose or redo something on the spur of the moment and you love the way it turns out.  A couple of weeks ago I was having a crafting Saturday with craftdictator.blogspot.com and we were using an old Atlas that I had bought at an estate sale.
I went upstairs to get something and in the closet I saw an old tub that I had not used in a couple of years.  The inside needed cleaning and painting.  The outside had some imperfections that paint could not cover.  That is when the maps came to the rescue.  I decoupaged the outside with maps. I am really happy with the way it turned out.
Step one: round up some junk to redo.  I found an old tub and a Christmas tray (metal).
Step two: find some spray paint in my junky garage and go to work.
Step three: decide what wonderful old maps to decoupage on the tub and tray.  This was the hardest part of the process.
                                                                            The tub!

                                    I love maps and Mod Podge!
                            I am showing off at:
http://www.glitterglueandpaint.com/throwback-thursday-5/
http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/a-treasured-heirloom/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/
Love this one!
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52 comments:

  1. Great work! I love old maps and upcycling but I've never thought about decoupaging them onto metal before - you've given me a new idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You have to come back next week. I may be crowned the "decoupage queen" before I tire of maps and Mod Podge!
      Thanks for visiting my blog: http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
      Come check out Craft Frenzy Friday. The party starts at 8pm cst.

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  2. What a fun upcycle project! Love the green you picked for the inside.

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    1. That color green is my favorite color! Thanks for visiting my blog: http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
      Come check out Craft Frenzy Friday. The party starts at 8pm cst.

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  3. Oh! I love love love the tub! Super cute - what a great idea!

    Sue
    bebeandj

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  4. Okay, that bucket is one of the cutest map projects I have seen in a long while!! I love this!

    We would love for you to link up at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven't already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    - Krista @ the happy housie

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    1. I visited your Work It Wednesday blog party. What fun! Thanks for visiting my blog: http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
      Come check out Craft Frenzy Friday. The party starts at 8pm cst.

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing this at Work it Wednesday - I am sharing it on my facebook page this week. I am adding your party to my list so I won't forget it!! Thanks for the invite:)

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  5. omg, yes, my map lovin' self loves this too!

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    1. Thanks! Thanks for visiting my blog: http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
      Come check out Craft Frenzy Friday. The party starts at 8pm cst.

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  6. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-31/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  7. Fabulous! I love maps and Mod Podge too. Sometimes I get on a roll and want to Mod Podge everything in sight!

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  8. What a great idea! I could use something like that in my kitchen. There's always such cute wrapping paper in the check out lines at Home Goods....

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  9. That's fantastic! Estate saled and repurposed! Wonderful job. By the way, I found you via the House of Hepworths link party.

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  10. Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays..beautiful project!

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  11. This is really cool! I'm going to pin! I love the colors together!

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  12. Oh I love maps and mod podge too! Great idea and I love the color choice.

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  13. What fabulous tub you made. Maps are so fabulous... What are you going to use the tub for?

    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  14. That turned out wonderfully! I love the color you chose - it goes perfectly with the maps! Love it!

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  15. What a fantastic idea! I love maps too! Today, with GPS systems and so forth you never see maps anymore! It's amazing to me that we can now call them 'vintage'! It's crazy! Anyhow, I'm definitely pinning this to my crafts board and I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

    croppedstories@gmail.com
    http://www.croppedstories.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Come back and visit us for Craft Frenzy Friday. The party starts at 8pm cst. http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/08/redo-tub.html

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  16. Great idea and a good point raised by Cropped Stories.

    www.anglersrest.net

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    1. Thanks for coming by to visit! I had been looking for an old out of date Atlas for several months and when I found one for a dollar I clutched it to my chest until I finished shopping.
      Have a great weekend!

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  17. Just wanted to let you know that you have been featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop! Hugs...Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/08/fun-with-maps-and-chalkboards.html

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  18. I love maps and mod podge and I REALLY love YOUR maps and mod podge! The tub project is so much fun and very cool. I'm thinkin' I might have to make me one. Thanks for the creative idea!

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  19. I love maps and mod podge and I REALLY love YOUR maps and mod podge! The tub project is so much fun and very cool. I'm thinkin' I might have to make me one. Thanks for the creative idea!

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  20. Keep on with the creative projects. Best wishes for you and the blog. Carolyn

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  21. What a great idea. Love how it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  22. Rhonda, so many great projects you can do with maps and we just love ♥ yours! So, we have FEATURED YOU at BeBetsy on the BRAG ABOUT IT No. 20 http://bebetsy.com.
    We love it if you would link back to us!

    Thanks again for sharing such a wonderful project. Our next party starts at midnight tonight so find something cool to BRAG ABOUT and link up.

    Sharon and Denise ♥

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  23. What a cool idea! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-27.html

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  24. Love this idea! So Clever! Pinning! Thanks for linking up in Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  25. I am totally in love with this. Please come and link it up to my party at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/ it's live.
    (I don't usually beg, :-) but I really love this one). Pinning!!!
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  26. I loved this project! You Were Featured TODAY on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Link Party from last week! Stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link something new; the party is LIVE Now. I’ve also pinned this to my Brag About It Features Board on Pinterest. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    http://www.vmg206.com/2013/09/BragAboutItLinkParty.html

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  27. This turned out awesome. I need to go get some maps now, LOL. I found you over on the VMG206 party feature. Congrats! This turned out beautiful. I love it.

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  28. I really like the way they turned out!! Great work!! - I have lots of old Christmas trays, thanks for the idea!! Trisha

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  29. I normally love anything galvanized and won't paint it, but I love the map! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  30. I love maps also! Both pieces turned out fabulous and I love the green paint. Really compliments the maps you chose. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring your fabulous tub tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up! Love the tray too!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feature! I will stop by tomorrow!

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  32. Just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. That is really neat! I think there's been an old tub hanging on the porch since we bought the house eight years ago...maybe I should go take a closer look at it... :-)

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  34. I have to make this. My daughter is crazy for maps!!

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  35. These are awesome looking! What did you end up using the tub for?
    Madalyn @ HomeHearted

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  36. These are awesome looking! What did you end up using the tub for?
    Madalyn @ HomeHearted

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  37. These are awesome looking! What did you end up using the tub for?
    Madalyn @ HomeHearted

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  38. These projects turned out great!! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me Tuesday. You are featured this week! yay!

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  39. Love Love Love and pinning. Vising from Green Willow Pond. New follower. Stop by for a visit, I serve tea. http://lovinlife1dayatatime.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love this project! I need to find some old maps SO bad... Such a fun and creative idea to Mod Podge them to a tub. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

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