I Love The Whole World (And My Craft Room Too)

Remember my visit to The Artworks a few days ago?  It’s the most delicious shop, full of all manner of loveliness.  I bought a couple of pieces of Cavallini & Co  wrapping paper.  Their vintage images really are appealing.  I fell head-over-heals for the vintage ‘World Map’  the moment I saw it in their window.  Don’t you just love the colors on vintage maps?

Wondering what I did with it?  I made an awesome Lazy-Susan for my craft room.

 Using a wood Lazy-Susan I got at Ikea for just $9.99 . It was super easy and super cheap to personalize just for me. If you’d like to make one of your very own, here’s the skinny:

  1. Remove hardware from the turn-table, lightly sand and wipe clean.
  2. Paint your favorite color. I used Martha Stewart’s, ‘Flamingo’.  Her craft paints have great coverage.
  3. Cut out a section of the map you wish to use, I used craft scissors with a scalloped edge.
  4. Use Mod Podge to adhere the map to the turn-table, I did two coats.
  5. Once completely dry, cover with two coats of liquid gloss to protect your map.
  6. When dry, reattach the hardware.

I also did a little folk painting on the bottom, I call this folk art technique ‘Shooting Star’. One tool and a pencil and Bob’s your uncle.

Here’s it is in the craft room. Spinning all my ‘oh-so-necessary’ scrappy tools at hand.  The  colors of the vintage map, the pinks and greens and of course the beautiful aqua oceans, make me smile. I love the whole world  (and my craft room too).

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Living the dream with Mr Right and two black rescue cats, Petals & Blossum. Life and Love expresses itself in the many ongoing art projects. Favorite quote "we'll grow kindness in our hearts for all the strangers amoung us, till there are no strangers any more" Singer-Songwriter Patti Griffin.

20 thoughts on “I Love The Whole World (And My Craft Room Too)

    1. Hi Jen, thanks again for coming by and your comment. Ya, I got to scrapbooking yesterday and loved it, handy for the coffee cup too, got it off the work top but still handy.

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      1. OMG, that made me laugh so hard! I don’t know whether to be horrified or excited. That is one gorgeous unit, I would never have an excuse to put off cleaning ever again. You’re a one woman super sleuth! That is totally on my Pin Board!!! Thanks Alys.

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  1. Boomdee, you’ve outdone yourself. I love your creativity!!!!!!!

    What a charming craft display as well. I like the vintage white glass (I wouldn’t have thought of that) and all the little details. Your crafty-Susan is beautiful, functional, original and affordable. You must consider submitting this to a scrapbooking forum. I’m pinning this now, too.

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    1. Wow, thanks for your enthusiam Alys. I’m so glad you’re liking it too. It really is handy…spinning round to grab stuff -vs- standing up to reach over things. It does seem right at home with all the vintage cast-aways I make use of. I’m mean, why buy a pencil case if you have an old vase sitting around? We looked at a house this morning, I really really love it. I can see a craft room of my very own there. I hope it all comes together, fingers crossed. Thanks for pinning, you’re the best!!

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      1. Fingers crossed, crossed, crossed. I’ll cross my ankles too for good measure.

        I have to giggle over your craft room comment. When we found our house, I checked out the back yard first. We have our priorities!

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