Welcome To The 33rd Masterpiece Monday!


Hello! How's your weekend? Ours started off with a FREE concert Friday night! It was offered by the O.C. Fair with admission.
We used our free fair tickets we received earlier, so we didn't even have to pay for admission. 

It was at The Pacific Amphitheater. Right next door to the fair. The bands playing were America and Three Dog Night!  The free seating was on the lawn area only.
But we didn't mind, we brought our soft fuzzy blanket and it was so nice and comfortable.
The lawn area is huge and quite a few people showed up.
We came early to get a great spot. This whole lawn was full by sundown.
The amphitheater isn't very big so we were still pretty close to the stage. America was fabulous.

It was so romantic listening to a great concert under the stars and snuggling up in a cozy blanket as the temperature dropped a little. We really had a great time.
And now....for the last part of my craft room reveal. Here is computer desk area with a storage cabinet.  A little bit bland. A little too vanilla.
I got a hold of some really great nautical maps and some regular road maps from Freecycle, yay! I didn't realize how much I liked nautical maps. I like the blue, beige and white and of course the ocean theme.
I measured and trimmed one down to place under the glass on my desk top. And I placed a second on the wall directly over the desk using plain silver tacks.
Next, I got a little crafty with some items I've been wanting to put in this area.
The bulletin board, I've had forever and the initial was from the dollar store. I used a California road map and a regular glue stick to cover the initial. The very bottom, center part of the initial Is where I live! Orange County, California.
It's pretty blurry, but see where it says Huntington Beach?
And to the right of it, I've framed a state map laying atop some burlap.
On the bulletin board I used some California scraps from the initial on the frame and hot glued burlap over the cork.  Can you tell that Charles is riding on the tea cup ride at Disneyland in this picture?
Here is cute little curb found side table that's acting as my printer table. I haven't done anything to the table yet, still deciding. My printer used to be stored away in a closet before being moved to this room. Now it gets a little dusty. And I don't like the look, so..............
I did a little quick sew job with some burlap.  Now the printer stays clean and hidden. It actually looks better since I took this picture, I lightly sprayed it with Downey wrinkle release and it's nice and smooth.
Remember how everyone "needed" a TV armoire and then they came out with flat screen?  Now it makes a great storage cabinet. It's been living in the garage too. I painted both the desk and armoire with free recycled paint.
It holds a lot!
The desk chair, I inherited from my parents, I grew up with it.  My dad reupholstered it himself. It's the chair I now use to blog in.



These sea grass baskets from a yard sale add even more storage.


I'm pretty happy with how this area turned out and it didn't cost me anything.
And I'm really excited to see what you've been up to this week!
Take care,



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.








..: Welcome To The 33rd Masterpiece Monday!

Sunday, August 14

Welcome To The 33rd Masterpiece Monday!


Hello! How's your weekend? Ours started off with a FREE concert Friday night! It was offered by the O.C. Fair with admission.
We used our free fair tickets we received earlier, so we didn't even have to pay for admission. 

It was at The Pacific Amphitheater. Right next door to the fair. The bands playing were America and Three Dog Night!  The free seating was on the lawn area only.
But we didn't mind, we brought our soft fuzzy blanket and it was so nice and comfortable.
The lawn area is huge and quite a few people showed up.
We came early to get a great spot. This whole lawn was full by sundown.
The amphitheater isn't very big so we were still pretty close to the stage. America was fabulous.

It was so romantic listening to a great concert under the stars and snuggling up in a cozy blanket as the temperature dropped a little. We really had a great time.
And now....for the last part of my craft room reveal. Here is computer desk area with a storage cabinet.  A little bit bland. A little too vanilla.
I got a hold of some really great nautical maps and some regular road maps from Freecycle, yay! I didn't realize how much I liked nautical maps. I like the blue, beige and white and of course the ocean theme.
I measured and trimmed one down to place under the glass on my desk top. And I placed a second on the wall directly over the desk using plain silver tacks.
Next, I got a little crafty with some items I've been wanting to put in this area.
The bulletin board, I've had forever and the initial was from the dollar store. I used a California road map and a regular glue stick to cover the initial. The very bottom, center part of the initial Is where I live! Orange County, California.
It's pretty blurry, but see where it says Huntington Beach?
And to the right of it, I've framed a state map laying atop some burlap.
On the bulletin board I used some California scraps from the initial on the frame and hot glued burlap over the cork.  Can you tell that Charles is riding on the tea cup ride at Disneyland in this picture?
Here is cute little curb found side table that's acting as my printer table. I haven't done anything to the table yet, still deciding. My printer used to be stored away in a closet before being moved to this room. Now it gets a little dusty. And I don't like the look, so..............
I did a little quick sew job with some burlap.  Now the printer stays clean and hidden. It actually looks better since I took this picture, I lightly sprayed it with Downey wrinkle release and it's nice and smooth.
Remember how everyone "needed" a TV armoire and then they came out with flat screen?  Now it makes a great storage cabinet. It's been living in the garage too. I painted both the desk and armoire with free recycled paint.
It holds a lot!
The desk chair, I inherited from my parents, I grew up with it.  My dad reupholstered it himself. It's the chair I now use to blog in.



These sea grass baskets from a yard sale add even more storage.


I'm pretty happy with how this area turned out and it didn't cost me anything.
And I'm really excited to see what you've been up to this week!
Take care,



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.








28 Comments:

At August 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

This room looks wonderful, i love the theme as i regularly use atlas maps in my work also. I can't see how to link up to your party though ;( lynda

 
At August 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Jeanne Selep said...

Hello! I enjoy your blog. I can't seem to link up - I'll try later.

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/08/marble-madness.html

 
At August 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM , Blogger MADA said...

wow ! room looks super cool! love it :)
here is a link to my latest post about Poletsy GIveaway - check this out 16 Items to win :
http://craftsbymada.blogspot.com/2011/08/poletsy-giveaway.html

 
At August 15, 2011 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Ai Sakura said...

hi your link code isn't working properly today :P

Ai Sakura
Sakura Haruka

 
At August 15, 2011 at 4:52 AM , Blogger raising4princesses said...

now that inspirational space is just plain inspirational! You did a great job and I love the way you used the maps! Maria

 
At August 15, 2011 at 5:34 AM , Blogger The Tablescaper said...

Love, love, love what you did with your desk area. And thanks so much for featuring my table from last week, but I can't seem to find your link for Monday's party.

- The Tablescaper

 
At August 15, 2011 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Hi...I think your linky code isn't working...it's actually showing the code rather than allowing links.

 
At August 15, 2011 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Emily said...

I love how you changed your work space. It looks great and you can't beat the price! I love all the maps and your baskets. I'm sure the concert was fun. Have a great week.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

 
At August 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

Mary you desk area is fantastic! I love your style. Great job. I put maps all over my desk with Mod Podge. You have the cutest wall area too. I'll try back later to link up. The linky tool is missing.
Hugs,
Sherry

 
At August 15, 2011 at 6:12 AM , Anonymous Kathryn Griffin said...

Love the maps! The linky tool is missing. Here is the link to my project. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/dining-room-new-paint.html
Tootles,
Kathryn
TheDedicatedHouse

 
At August 15, 2011 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said...

I love it, especially the desk. When you zoomed in to show Huntington Beach, I immediately noticed Long Beach, where my dad grew up. :) He had to move his senior year of high school to the east coast. And he never went back to CA, so I still haven't made it out there! I will though. :)

 
At August 15, 2011 at 6:18 AM , Blogger outjunking said...

Love what you did to the space. Another post that inspires me.
Lisa

 
At August 15, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Mary,
You did a wonderful job in that room. I really love your dad's chair. It's just wonderful. Let me know when the party starts (when the linky is up and running), we love partying with you.

Paula
ivyandelephants@gmail.com

 
At August 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Those maps give the area so much personality now! Great idea!

 
At August 15, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Curtains In My Tree said...

I just got back from an open air concert last night , Leroy Van Dyke at the Missouri state fair. He sang 'Just Walk on by"also T. Graham Brown was there

I love those maps seems like that is a big thing going on now.

Guess you already heard the linky button is sick today LOL?

Janice

 
At August 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Your map inspiration is terrific. I think the work space look great.
Will check back later for Mr. Linky. ;-)
~ Sarah

 
At August 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Town and Country Gals said...

Mary,
Love the way your map decor turned out! I love maps also and have a bunch of vintage CA and Palm Springs Maps I got from my Aunt's house after she passed away but haven't done anything with them yet. Now, I am inspired! I lived in Cal all my life till I moved to the south in the 80's. Lived in LB for a while then HB, spent a lot of time at the beach in HB and Newport, then ended up in the OC where my family still lives.
Hope you get your linky working soon, looking forward to joinging up this week!
Rebecca

 
At August 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Hi Mary, the office looks great, wanted to link up for party but its not showing up. will check back, love the maps.

 
At August 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Sherry said...

Mary, I just tried to link up but, it gave me error messages. It is just being fickle. I linked up three times and each time error.

http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2011/08/summery-vignette.html

I'll come back by and try later.
Sherry

 
At August 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Mary said...

Hi Mary- Same as the others...I tried to link up but keep getting an error. Sigh...after the 3rd time I was about to put the computer through the window! I'll try later. So sorry :(http://thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com/2011/08/one-chair-thirty-different-looks.html

 
At August 16, 2011 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Poppy said...

Your craft room looks so wonderful and I'm loving the map theme... that framed map on burlap is looking absolutely gorgeous!I think I have to copy this inspiring idea.... and the sea-grass baskets are so pretty and a perfect accessory for this room. I loved how the pictures look in that bulletin board... I think I spot your wedding picture...love this room, wish I had one like this in my house!Looks like you had a wonderful time at the concert. Thanks for having us each week!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

 
At August 16, 2011 at 6:24 AM , Blogger Mary said...

I just tried a test link and it let me in right away. I'm sorry to everyone who's having a problem linking. I don't know what to do since I'm not a very technical person to begin with. And Linky Tools never replies back when there's an issue. I hope you all do try again, I look forward each week to seeing all of the fun and great things you've created.

 
At August 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love the craft area re-do! It looks great and I love the maps and burlap! I recognized the Pacific Ampitheatre right away. I love the summer concert series, but did not realize that the lawn area is free. We'll have to do that next time.
I linked up, but I accidentally hit the wrong image for the thumbnail. (Boo). Have a great week.

 
At August 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

Yah! Mary I got it to link this am. Just must of still been being fickle.:)
Sherry

 
At August 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Hey Mary,
We were able to link up today. Thanks so much!

Paula

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I love this room! It looks so fresh and breezy!
The map theme gives it a wonderful sense of adventure!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 5:03 PM , Anonymous Kristy said...

Hi Mary! I love your blog...I would like to join your linky party but I think my photos are too big, they will not load. Please help me!

Kristy
www.starfishcottage.typepad.com

 
At September 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Creative in Chicago said...

Love how you have used these maps...so much I pinned one of your photos on my beach theme board
http://pinterest.com/zoe_feast/beach-decor/

Now I am going to visit your linky party and link up some beachy goodness I think you will love

 

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