Celebrating with Modern Map Art

Recently I was asked by Modern Map Art if I wanted a free print to review. A quick peek at the site and I had no hesitation. I love typographical art and maps. Since I was a child, maps have always been a fascination for me. I could pour over our atlas and dream about visiting far off places. Growing up in the city, seeing stars at night was less than stellar. When we visit in my inlaws farm in Alberta you can see millions of stars! Naturally, the Star Map really caught my eye. You can choose to customize your piece: there are various fonts, add text and change the backgrounds. I love how you can choose a date, location and time to celebrate something important in your life with a star map!

I chose my husband's and mine wedding date. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary, 1991-08-24, what a perfect gift to celebrate our special day from 27 years ago!

Modern Map Art has city maps, country maps and ski maps as well! On my wish list is a Prague map! Pop over and see what catches your eye!

An Amazing Opportunity With Rustoleum Canada

If I haven't harrassed you already on Instagram or on Facebook, then you might not know I have been asked to be part of a social audition for Rustoleum Canada as part of their #we_wood campaign to be one of 3 influencers who will be flown to Toronto to visit their lab, play with their products and be part of a video campaign. I would LOVE some love on Facebook, this blog post and Instagram. If you share anything, please tag me @barbara.matson,  Rustoleum (@RustoleumCA  that's their IG and Twitter handle) and use the hashtag #we_wood.

Thank you to all who follow me on all the social media channels and to my loyal blog readers.  I hope you are still out there?


Here are some projects where I used Rustoleum products, I've linked to all the products I used for each project!

This is a fun chair I did in partnership with Rustoleum Canada and BC Home & Garden show for #CHAIRLiftYVR as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. You can read about it here

Chair painted with Painter's Touch Ultra Cover spray paint in Cardinal Red in satin. Chalkboard painted with chalkboard paint

This garden gnome was another project I partnered with Rustoleum Canada and BC Home & Garden Show.  We called him "The Hipster". 

Chairs painted with Chalked Ultra Matte SPRAY paint in Charcoal. Table was primed with Zinsser BIN Shellac Based Primer (life saver primer!!!) and sealed with Varathane Diamond Wood Finish Indoor in Satin

There have been countless projects I have painted over the years and haven't documented them all but I LOVE to paint and makeover furniture with paint. Rustoleum definitely is my go-to for most of my projects. I would LOVE to be a brand ambassador. Please visit my Instagram and Facebook page to like and comment. Also any sharing of my page or any projects you have done using Rustoleum products please tag me @barbara.matson @rustoleumca and use the hashtag #we_wood !

Thank-you to all my loyal followers! Your support means the world to me!