Saturday, August 17

Welcome To The 137th Masterpiece Monday!

Hi!
 Did you get your free paint coupons from Benjamin Moore? I got a coupon for one pint in Sunset mag and another coupon for 2 pints from my local clipper mailer. I chose "Poolside Blue" for all three pints.  I loooove this color! It's fun to choose a color for once, since I usually get second hand paint from the recycling center.
This magazine holder has been beggin' for a paint job for a long time. My hubby found it at the curb.  I use it in my craft room to store my craft magazines.

Wow, what difference paints makes! 

I only applied one coat and used a dry brush technique to let the wood stain peek through.
On top of it, I repurposed a vintage ironing board into an inspiration board. Now I have a little "inspiration center". I think this will help organize my craft room some.
I tied four separate pieces of sturdy cotton ribbon strips around the ironing board to avoid it from popping open. Better safe than sorry! I tied another at the top for fun and added a hanger. 
I'll be adding and changing this board a lot probably, but for now, I have some vintage family pictures up. You might think I'm crazy, but I think the water stains on the ironing board are charming!
These inspire me a lot.  I love looking at black and white pictures of simpler times.
Pictures of my Grandmother who taught me all about antiques and yard sales and thrift stores. 
I always remember her beach house, which greatly inspires my decor choices.
My moms high school photo below.  She taught me how make a house a home and the importance of family.
I added this cute little frame from GW. The lower left picture in it is my favorite picture of my Grandma, sitting on Rose Hill, CA.

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.


Most of all, have fun!

22 comments:

  1. Mary,

    I love that blue - you made that mag stand simply awesome.

    Love your family photos and inspiration board idea - you are so danged clever.

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  2. Thanks for hosting and reminding us to take advantage of the free sample of paints. I see it available all the time and never thought about actually getting it. Your stand looks fabulous!

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  3. The little magazine rack looks darling painted and how smart of you to use the olden ironing board to display things one. Thank you also for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Your magazine racks looks great in blue. I love your stand too! Thanks for the cool party, my friend. Enjoy the last days of summer.
    FABBY

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  5. I also loved your mother and grandma's vintage photos and all you learned from those wonderful women in your family!
    FABBY

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  6. Hi Mary, sure like the turquoise on the magazine rack table and then you added the ironing board photo display and WOW ! Thanks for hosting.
    Joy

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  7. Love the ironing board inspiration board and the black and white vintage photos are so awesome... I have a few that I think I may just display in my craft room also... thanks for the great inspiration and the great party....

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  8. The magazine holder us so pretty. Love the color! And the ironing board is so very creative :)

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  9. I recently painted something about that shade of blue. Very nice. You are so creative! I would have NEVER thought of using that ironing board that way. Thanks for the party!

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  10. Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

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  11. Loving your new "inspiration center," Mary! It is the perfect spot for those beautiful vintage pictures of your mom and grandma...such an innovative way to display, as well as treasure them:) I am also liking your newly painted magazine stand, a beautiful color for your beach cottage...love the dry brushing technique you used, gives a lovely patina to it:)Thanks for always inspiring us and for hosting! Have a great week! Hugs,Poppy

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  12. Poolside Blue is a pretty color.
    Thanks for hosting each week.

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  13. Love the memory rack! :) Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Ohhh I love that color. What a pop! What a great idea for showcasing pics, especially older pics. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  15. Of course I linked back! What a great idea for an inspiration board! I did not see a coupon for free paint but I'll be hunting for it now. Thanks for hosting Masterpiece Monday!

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  16. I love the color too!!! Thank you for the party! Have a great week! Julia

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  17. love your party. Your ironing board is amazing~

    Karen

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  18. Thanks for hosting! Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. I Love the way you displayed your precious pictures of your mom and grandma. That's great you found free coupons for BM paint love it on your magazine table.
    Thanks for hosting this fun party.

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  20. Thank you so much for the party! Have a wonderful week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  21. You have been one busy lady with one lovely project after another Mary. Thank you so much for hosting and blessings to you, Patti

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