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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    August 30, 2010 @ 1:30 am

    i LOVE that! it's awesome!!! i just showed it to my husband and said, "how cool is that?" so you know i really love it. πŸ˜‰

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  2. judi
    August 30, 2010 @ 1:58 am

    what a terrific idea for your handsome assistant! love his room too with those bold stripe curtains.
    judi πŸ˜‰

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  3. Pemberley Court
    August 30, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    I LOVE it! I love the hanging system as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Geysa
    August 30, 2010 @ 2:55 am

    This is simply SPECTACULAR!!! Way to go.

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  5. Stephanie@cre8tive
    August 30, 2010 @ 2:59 am

    I think your son is really, really cool too! All the Presidents? Geez, I am sorry to say I couldn't even tell you the last 10, ok, maybe 10 but that is pushing it. I love, love the chalkboard and the awesome tutorial. I love that hanging system. You guys did a wonderful job. I love where you hung it above the desk.

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  6. NanaDiana
    August 30, 2010 @ 3:00 am

    Julie! I LOVE this project. This is something my son-in-law could make for my granddaughters. What a perfect piece…love it & thanks for the instructions! Diana

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  7. NanaDiana
    August 30, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    Oh-I forgot to say-He is a REALLY cute kid! Isn't it awesome when our kids are interested in learning? You did something right, Mom! diana

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  8. Blessed Mama
    August 30, 2010 @ 3:05 am

    Oh my goodness! I got my catalog a few weeks ago and had planned on doing the exact same project! Glad you beat me to it so I can copy your pattern πŸ™‚
    I too have a son (7 yrs old) that is a geography nut…can't wait to try this one myself!

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  9. Michelle@Somedaycrafts
    August 30, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    Very, very cool idea! I think it looks great over your son's desk. I am featuring this tomorrow at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  10. Lindy
    August 30, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    That is just the cutest idea for a boys room. It's sometimes hard to do something unique for boys…perfect.

    I would love for you to visit my "Small Pratice Painting" GIVEAWAY!

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  11. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    August 30, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    Fantastic, Julie! You're right, how could you not have made it for him ~ smart and cute . . . : ) Great step by step instructions and it's nice that it will also provide a function for him. Nicely done!

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  12. Happy Nester
    August 30, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    What an awesome project. It looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Monica

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  13. Suzanne
    August 30, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    Wonderful idea and great tutorial. πŸ™‚

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  14. Judy @ In His Grip
    August 30, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip". This is a great idea. You pulled it off perfectly.

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  15. Orange it Lovely
    August 30, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    This is so stinking cool! I love it!!!
    ~Tana

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  16. Martha
    August 30, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    What a great idea. I was wondering if there is some kind of material that could be used to make a dry erase board.

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  17. Catch A Falling Star
    August 30, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    Lol I just that last bit…"Oh, Pottery Barn! Thanks again for inspiration on yet another project! How we love to copy you!"
    It turned out really wonderful. My oldest probably would not use one but, I believe my youngest would love it!

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  18. Kaysi
    August 30, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    WOW that is awesome!!!

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  19. HanNa
    August 30, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

    amaZing!!!

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  20. Chris
    August 30, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

    What a fun idea for your son. I think both my boys would love one. Thank you for the template and how-to.

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  21. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row
    August 30, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    I think I just found a Christmas present for my son. Thanks!

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  22. southernscraps
    August 30, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    Awesome job!

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  23. theteo5
    August 30, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

    Such a cool map. I love that it's a chalkboard. An amazing knock off. My son is eyeing the lighted guitar rack in the PB catalog. Now to figure out the best way to do that!

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  24. Green Willow Pond
    August 31, 2010 @ 12:53 am

    Now that is cool. As homeschoolers, I just might do this. My husband can get prepainted chalkboard at work. The guys like to show off what they can do. I'll have to see if they can do this.

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  25. Jenn Erickson
    August 31, 2010 @ 1:05 am

    Incredible! Absolutely incredible! I saw your project featured over at Someday Crafts and am so glad I stopped by to pay my compliments. What a beautifully executed project and an excellent tutorial. I'm headin' to Home Depot! I look forward to following your blog and getting inspired by your future creations. Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  26. Jenn Erickson
    August 31, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    Oh, forgot to ask…may I post a link to this post on my FB Fan page? I know my readers would be as elated as I!

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  27. Anonymous
    August 31, 2010 @ 2:34 am

    CUTE idea…. but you may want to move Twain/Clemens up just a touch. Right now, he seems to be on the Missouri bootheel/Arkansas border. = )

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  28. JOYfilled Family
    August 31, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    great creation. i just saw a version of this in JoAnns. it was 50% off.

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  29. Kristi
    August 31, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    GREAT project!!!! I love how you give great directions too! It turned out wonderful and your son is so handsome! πŸ™‚
    Kristi

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  30. too Blessed to Stress
    August 31, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    Oh my word that looks great! and you made it look so simple. Thanks for the great step by step πŸ™‚

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  31. skitkat19
    September 1, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    oh my goodness that is just beyond cool! πŸ™‚ i just found a link to your blog on meg's Whatever blog and i'm glad to find you! πŸ™‚ from the "we live here" on your chalkboard…it looks like you could possibly live in the same city that i do…or at least close by!

    thanks for the great idea!

    kathryn

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  32. Kara
    September 1, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    This is awesome! What a great idea. It turned out amazing, great job!

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  33. Sourkraut
    September 1, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    I adore maps as art and this is a neat and classy one! I think you make it look easier to do than it actually is, especially for those of us without much experience with power tools. Want to come over to my house and make one for me? Spotted you at Blue Cricket Design's link party.

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  34. Tiff
    September 1, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    How cool is that! I'm going to show my hubby and see if it's something he'd like to make for my boys. Love it!

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  35. Stacy
    September 1, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    oh, i just saw that in the catalogue. . . what an awesome job!

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  36. Bobbie - Clumsy Crafter
    September 1, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    I love that! amazing. I'm going to hack this idea too but I might do a different shape other than united states. Thanks for the great idea!

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  37. Van
    September 2, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    So crafty and smart…wow, you did an amazing job cutting out an exact shape! I love "educational" pieces like this!

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  38. Aimee
    September 2, 2010 @ 6:55 am

    I spotted this in the catalog, too… but I think I like your version even better with the mounting construction. I featured it here. So talented!

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  39. Anonymous
    September 2, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

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  40. Kim
    September 2, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    I recently saw this in the PB catalog and wondered when someone would get around to doing it on their blog. Well done – It's so impressive.

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  41. Anonymous
    September 2, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Very Interesting!
    Thank You!

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  42. Trish @TheOldPostRoad
    September 3, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    That is really cute. Great job!
    -Trish

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  43. Leah
    September 4, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    Incredible! You'd never know it didn't come from a catalog!

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  44. Amy
    September 4, 2010 @ 2:34 am

    Fan-tastic!!!!!! Seriously so cool!

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  45. kristine
    September 4, 2010 @ 4:07 am

    awesome! but for the price of me buying the tools and asking someone how to use them, i could just order it off PB! ha ha i'm glad you can do it though!!

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  46. Michelle @ Sweet Something
    September 4, 2010 @ 4:07 am

    Great job, you guys! It looks great!

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  47. Alison
    September 4, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    I am so incredibly impressed!!

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  48. { L }
    September 4, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    Are you kidding me?! I am floored, completely amazed at this. You are the best mom ever, lol. I LOVE what you created. Well done.

    Also, I have a giveaway on my blog right now and would love for you to enter if you're interested. <3

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  49. Randi
    September 5, 2010 @ 2:53 am

    I always love PB-inspired projects but this one is amazing! You did an incredible job.

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  50. Katie @ Left Hand Reviews
    September 5, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    SUPER neat! You did a great job!

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  51. Sweet Bee Cottage
    September 6, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    That is so stinkin' awesome! You did great! Love this idea.

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  52. Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com
    September 6, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    That is awesome!! Nice work mama!

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  53. Becca
    September 6, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    Julie, This is beyond amazing!I'll be featuring it tomorrow on BCD! Thanks for linking!

    Becca

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  54. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun
    September 12, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

    gave you an award at my blog

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  55. Anonymous
    October 27, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    Hi– I wanted to do this project for my 6 homeschooled kids, but the link to the map sent me to a sign-in screen instead…

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  56. Julie
    October 27, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    @Anonymous
    So sorry! I'm not sure what's wrong with my link. Email me & I'll send you the pattern!

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  57. Andrea
    February 14, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Love this idea and also love the color of your room. What color/brand is it? πŸ™‚

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  58. Julie
    February 14, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    @Andrea
    That is Rosemary Sprig by Benjamin Moore. Hope that helps you!

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  59. Amanda
    February 18, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    I've put together a round up of PB inspired projects on Craft Gossip today and included your project. πŸ™‚ You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-pb-inspired-projects/

    If you would like to share the Craft Gossip love and show your visitors you've been featured, you can grab a button here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  60. Jessica
    March 2, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Julie, I tried to email you and ask if the pdf file was still available. For some reason (probably my craptastic computer) it wouldn't pull up your email address or anything. I would love to make this and a the printout sure would help. Thanks!

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  61. Julie
    March 2, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    @Jessica
    I'd be happy to send it to you! Can you try to email me again so I have your email address? I can't access your blogger profile.

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  62. Jason and Michelle
    March 30, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    I just saw this, and it's amazing! I have to add I just saw on tv today someone took the inexpensive rope light and put it behind a mirror in a bathroom to give it a glow from behind. That's probably all that's needed here to make it just like the original!

    Great job!

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  63. Jennette
    September 17, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    Can you email me the pdf? my email is jede4063(at)colorado(dot)edu (but formatted like a normal email). This is a great project πŸ™‚ My boyfriend and I are going to try it this weekend πŸ™‚

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  64. Daniel
    May 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Can you email me the pdf as well? daniel-boyce(at)hotmail(dot)com… Thanks so much!!

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  65. KAREN THOMAS
    April 22, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    I love this. We are all about Americana in our house and would love to make one of these. Would you, could you please oh please send me the PDF for the outline. My email is krafterkaren@sbcglobal.net
    Thank you !
    Karen

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