now you see it, now you don’t


 my goal for the playroom/school room/studio this summer was to make it more beautiful, but maintain the functionality.  we live in this room most of our days.  this is where it all happens.  now that i’m slowly making it more aesthetically pleasing, i need to make sure that i’m keeping it functional.  the wood crate bookshelves have definitely helped a ton with school storage, and the map is a definite necessity (and its pretty, too!).  but what we really need to keep is the white board.  it used to be on this wall (before we made it a giant chalkboard) next to the map, but it made this space so busy (and its not very pretty to look at all the time).  so we came up with a solution…


 we put the white board behind the map!  easy solution!  all i have to do is roll the map up with my hands and pin each side with a clothespin.


 i’d love to have an old school pull down map in its place, but this solution totally works and was free.  my favorite kind of solution!



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    Brilliant! {I love the chalk “frame” & “bunting” btw} Reminds me of when I was a kid, and the teachers had pull down maps + a movie projector screen mounted to the top of the chalkboard!!

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    Stephanie says:

    I’ve recently discovered that glass works as a dry erase board and clean up cleaner, too. So I put pretty scrapbook paper in a floating frame in our kitchen. It’s working so well, that I considering doing a really big version in the schoolroom. I think I could frame fabric or scrapbook paper, or maybe even just let the wall behind it show through. Your map solution is really pretty, though. Which reminds me that my friend made a pull down map out of roller blinds. A cheaper option.

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    I love your chalkboard wall, but I do have a question. The color palette in your home is so ethereal. Does having a black wall completely change the feel of your home/ that room? Do you like it?

    I am thinking about a peacock/ navy blue in my living room, but I’m a bit scared to paint. The paint chip seems so dark and heavy! A penny for your thoughts!

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    oh you are so sneaky! love it!

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    love this entire wall!!!! so stinkin’ cute!!!

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    Did you know that there is whiteboard paint? If you have another wall space, you could paint it with whiteboard paint and your kids could write and draw directly on the wall….which is both a good and a bad thing. :)

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    Super cute – love this idea! Pretty hiding the practical… and practical at the same time.

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    Crystal says:

    Great solution!! Loving your school room!!

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    Love your chalkboard wall!! {And the other update about your taller round table!} I could spot those All About Spelling tiles anywhere! {We LOVE AAS!!!} What a great solution to having the white board available while maintaining more style.

    Blessings to you and yours!!!

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