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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shabby Chic World Globe


I want to share how I styled the coffee table in the family room using the travel theme that I created  on the mantel and piano.


The centerpiece of my vignette on the wicker coffee table is a world globe that I transformed from  black chalkboard into a a shabby chic look.


I'm sorry that I forgot to get a before photo,  but picture a black chalkboard globe that I used several years ago in a Halloween vignette.       I sprayed over the black paint with a couple of coats of  cream colored paint and let it dry over night.


I cut out some bouquets of flowers from the fabric that I have been using around the room and decoupaged them on my globe.....


Globe..........................................USA map on the fireplace mantel.............and a pillow for the love seat.


I elevated the globe on a crystal cake plate.....everything looks better on a cake plate...lol!       Then I added an altered suitcase,   a few books........


DREAM blocks and  map fabric complete my coffee table vignette.


Here are some close ups of my shabby chic globe.....


The front......


and the back.....


I love pulling a room together.....


with the use of fabric


Are your peonies blooming in your area yet?    I couldn't resist snapping a photo of this gorgeous plant I saw the other day when H and I were riding around town


Big beautiful blooms!


I have a young peony bush in the back yard that produced a few white blooms this year.    I can't wait til it gets big like the one I saw on our ride.


I still need to decorate the sofa and the wall behind it to complete my travel themed family room.    Update on my medical issues......  I saw my doctor yesterday and have started some new medication that I hope will make me good as new in a couple of weeks!     

49 comments:

  1. Penny!! You are a genius!! LOVE that globe!! Amazing!! Now I would love for you to do a post showcasing that suitcase???
    Hugs
    Deb

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  2. Me again!! I hope the medication gets everything settled for you as far as your health. It is no fun now feeling good. I know......Hoping you will be back to yourself soon....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  3. That is so danged clever! Well done. It looks wonderful and perfectly YOU!

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  4. I am continually in awe of your talent and ability to pull it all together! You are truly the MacGyver of the Shabby Chic world....give that woman a piece of fishing line, an old gum wrapper, a few dried roses and voila.... a new masterpiece..( just kidding, but I'm sure,you get my meaning..)!!!!♥

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  5. I absolutely LOVE that globe, Penny. You could certainly sell those in a booth or online. Gorgeous piece!!!! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! xo Diana

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  6. This is gorgeous. I have an old globe and will have to "borrow" your idea.

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    1. oh please don't.... sell the old globe to me.

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  7. You are the master!
    :) gwingal

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  8. Vintage globes have been so popular for home decor in the last few years. Yours is truly original! I really like the decoupaged floral pattern. And, you're right -- everything does look better with it's elevated on a cake stand!

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  9. You are amazing!!! The shabby chic globe is just gorgeous
    Hugs Alessandra

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  10. Wow your globe turned out so beautiful! I love the travel theme on your coffee table! Gorgeous as always Penny!

    Thank you for sharing your gloge with us over at Waste Not Wednesday! Pinned :-)

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  11. Love the globe change! Your travel vignette is so cute and very different.

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  12. The globe is beautiful... and the flowers in your yard are lovely. :)

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  13. Hey Penny. Its been a while since I visited and I saw your to pretty globe over at the homemaking party link up and had to come see. So glad I did. That room! OH MY! What a grand idea for the globe girly.

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  14. We'd love to have you share with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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  15. I love Shabby Chic designs! This entry definitely was an eye-candy for me. Thanks for sharing!

    Dropping by from the Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop!

    http://helloannajo.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  17. I love, love, love the globe! Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  18. I've never seen a globe decorated like that! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link up.

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  19. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  20. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm sharing your post on social media.

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  21. You are so creative. Love the entire room. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

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  22. I absolutely love your vintage travel theme!
    Thank you for sharing this on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  23. This is a pretty idea. And it goes so well with your decor.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. I love your results! What a great way to use an outdated globe. Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG

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  25. Penny your house as always is gorgeous and that globe looks amazing - great makeover

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  26. love the travel theme room. Very ingenious.

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  27. Penny, it's always a pleasure, but not very often I come across something I haven't seen before. THIS is my kind of globe--well done!

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  28. That's so pretty!! Thank you for sharing at BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

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  29. What a clever idea, I would have never thought of covering a globe. It looks great in your room! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  30. Penny,
    Your globe is darling and certainly dares me to dream bigger. Thanks for sharing with TADA this week.
    Karen Marie

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  31. Penny I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous globe! I've chosen it to be featured on tomorrow's Vintage Charm Party! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

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  32. What a beautiful and original idea! This turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  33. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty I've pinned and shared.

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  34. Penny, it is clear that all of us at Vintage Charm loved your globe. The whole room is gorgeous. Love the map fabric on the coffee table, too.

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  35. I love it all, but where did you get the map fabric? I've been looking for some for a long time!

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    1. I purchased it a couple of weeks ago at Hobby Lobby.....hugs...

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday! Shared and pinned! :)

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  37. Penny, your globe turned out beautifully! And your living room looks lovely.
    Happy creating,
    Barb :)

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  38. I absolutely love your globe ( and those DREAM blocks too!) . Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Thank you for being a regular!

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  39. LOVE the shabby chic globe!!! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  40. What a beautiful and amazing idea Penny. Love this and also love your whole house :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. You are one of my features this week.

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  41. Hi Penny! Beautiful as always, love the globe-have a wonderful week!

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  42. I love, LOVE this globe idea! But those numbers on the globe are bugging me. Any ideas about what I could cover them with, when I do this project? Again, it's a tiny detail, but I'm a bit OCD about these types of things. I welcome anyone's suggestion

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