Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I am so excited to announce that I am the winner of the Upcycle Challenge hosted by My Personal Accent and The Whimsical Peacock.

They featured my Factory Cart Coffee Table

Factory Cart Coffee Table
Factory Cart Coffee Table


Here is the prize package:

8″ x 10″ Signed Limited Numbered Print by Maria Reyes Jones

mariacontestpic Maria Reyes Jones is a World Renowned Artist, feature designer for Ed Hardy Perfume Bags, Featured artist 2 years in a row at the Coconut Grove Show in Miami.



This Upcycled 17″ x 12″ Teal Chalkboard and Upcycled Cake Plate

A 150 x 150 advertising spot on these sites for 2 months

My Personal Accent

The Whimsical Peacock

Whimsical Curiosities

They also offered to sell my coffee table in their online store, but I don’t think I can part with it!!

Feeling very honored and excited to join the next challenge in October!


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DIY Modge Podge Map Coasters

Pinterest Coasters

So it’s been awhile since my Coaster Giveaway. If you remember, these Map Coasters got the winning vote.

The Country Chic Cottage
The Country Chic Cottage

So, I set out on a mission to find a great map to use for the project. It took me awhile, but I finally found the perfect map at Cavallini & Co. (not a sponsored post, I literally looked high and low for an inexpensive map to use). Price tag $4.95.


I laid out the dollar store coasters I had and traced with a pencil.

Coasters on Map

Cut out carefully and erase pencil marks

Cut out map for coasters

I then used modge podge to adhere the paper to the coasters using one coat in between the paper and the cork and one coat on top of the paper to make it completely saturated

Modge podge coasters map

I let them dry for a bit, maybe 10 minutes and then added a second coat. The Modge Podge dries clear, but you will notice it looks a little milky when wet…not to worry! The coaster on the left is dry after two coats, the one on the right is freshly painted.

Coasters second coat modge podge

Takeaways from this project

1. Saturate the paper, completely wet

2. Turn coasters over and trim any excess you can see from the underside

3. The second coat should come down onto the sides of the coasters for a tight seal

4. Modge Podge is not good for the manicure :-)

Finished coasters

I want to try these on tiles, I think they would feel much more expensive. I would use cork on the undersides of the tiles too.

Map Coasters final Coasters are a MUST on chalk paint/waxed furniture!

Winner Coasters Giveaway

I hope Kim D loves her set as much as I love mine! I love that you could essentially make these using ANY paper. So fun!


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