..: Aug 17, 2013

Saturday, August 17

Welcome To The 137th Masterpiece Monday!

 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

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).

Most of all, have fun!