Welcome To The 187th Masterpiece Monday and Mini Storage Boxes!


Hi Everyone!  I'm back again with another project inspired  from my  Model Home Tour.         
Last week I posted about my Lamp Inspiration from the model home tour. This week I recreated this box and octopus display below........

I was fortunate enough to find this plastic toy octopus at a thrift store for $1.99. The plastic sea turtle I found at a yard sale for .25 cents. I decided to also make a small turtle box as well.



                                                   
For the boxes I decided to make over this tissue covered cigar box and a small oval shaped plain cardboard box I've been saving.
Now, as for painting, I would suggest spray paint made to cover plastic. However, I don't currently own any, so I wanted to see if I could get away without buying it.  I experimented by simply trying some white interior paint I got for free from the recycle center. It went on thin and didn't cover well at all. I knew it would take forever and a lot of coats to cover. So I tried mixing half paint and half white school glue. It worked better than I ever thought it would and completely covered in one coat!
I loved the pattern on the inspiration box. I wanted something that looked like marble or stone for my recreation, and I choose this scrapbook paper called turquoise and rust. For attaching the paper, I used school glue and a paint brush. Super easy.
I had enough paper left over to line the smaller box and for the outside, I used the remainder of paper from this project.


For the inside of the octopus box, I used and ocean inspired paper that I already had.

This box is perfect for tucking away the tv remotes. The other one is going to store guitar picks.





The books I used for this vignette were also purchased at the thrift store. I thought it would be amusing in particular to use 20,000 leagues under the sea!

I love both of these coffee table books!

This weeks features


No Minimalist Here

Greek Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from simply fresh dinners
Simply Fresh Dinners

Hawthorn and Main

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..: Welcome To The 187th Masterpiece Monday and Mini Storage Boxes!

Sunday, August 3

Welcome To The 187th Masterpiece Monday and Mini Storage Boxes!


Hi Everyone!  I'm back again with another project inspired  from my  Model Home Tour.         
Last week I posted about my Lamp Inspiration from the model home tour. This week I recreated this box and octopus display below........

I was fortunate enough to find this plastic toy octopus at a thrift store for $1.99. The plastic sea turtle I found at a yard sale for .25 cents. I decided to also make a small turtle box as well.



                                                   
For the boxes I decided to make over this tissue covered cigar box and a small oval shaped plain cardboard box I've been saving.
Now, as for painting, I would suggest spray paint made to cover plastic. However, I don't currently own any, so I wanted to see if I could get away without buying it.  I experimented by simply trying some white interior paint I got for free from the recycle center. It went on thin and didn't cover well at all. I knew it would take forever and a lot of coats to cover. So I tried mixing half paint and half white school glue. It worked better than I ever thought it would and completely covered in one coat!
I loved the pattern on the inspiration box. I wanted something that looked like marble or stone for my recreation, and I choose this scrapbook paper called turquoise and rust. For attaching the paper, I used school glue and a paint brush. Super easy.
I had enough paper left over to line the smaller box and for the outside, I used the remainder of paper from this project.


For the inside of the octopus box, I used and ocean inspired paper that I already had.

This box is perfect for tucking away the tv remotes. The other one is going to store guitar picks.





The books I used for this vignette were also purchased at the thrift store. I thought it would be amusing in particular to use 20,000 leagues under the sea!

I love both of these coffee table books!

This weeks features



Greek Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from simply fresh dinners


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                       Time to get this week's party started!

Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
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 or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,



14 Comments:

At August 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks for hosting. Your boxes look great!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 5:53 AM , Blogger C.D. Loken said...

Thank you for hosting, Mary! I love your vignette! The octopus and turtle are adorable additions!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Salmagundi said...

Great copy cat project - you nailed it! Thanks for hosting. Sally

 
At August 4, 2014 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! Thanks for hosting. I'm loving it. Please come and party with us tonight. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At August 4, 2014 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Jann Olson said...

Perfect seaside vignette! Loved seeing how you transformed things. Happy to be joining the party today.
hugs,
Jann

 
At August 4, 2014 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Okay, I love Mr. Octopus! He's so cute!! Thank you for hosting, Mary! Happy Week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

 
At August 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM , Blogger marloandbill said...

Love the seaside vignette and it is a nice complement to my RV post I am sharing. Thanks for the fun party!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love the octopus too, adorable box with it. Thanks for the lovely party.
Have a blessed week.
FABBY

 
At August 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Wow! Your boxes with the painted sea creatures look so VERY high end! Great job. Thanks for passing along those ideas. Your California book reminded me of the fun ride we took recently at Disney World called "Soaring" where you feel like you are flying over parts of California...it was wonderful. Thanks for hosting your party for us!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM , Blogger My thrift store addiction said...

Wow, I love your turtle and octopus! Thanks for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

 
At August 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oooh, I love that octopus - who would have thought?! Thanks for hosting, Jane

 
At August 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM , Anonymous Lauren @ From Everyday To Gourmet said...

That octopus is too cute!!! Thanks so much for hosting!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Robyn said...

Oh my, Mary, you come up with the most original creations. Love the turtle and octopus! Thanks so much for featuring my lamb dish - so kind of you!
Trying to do this on my phone while I'm on vacation so hope it all works, lol. Take good care!

 
At August 11, 2014 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

Everything looks so amazing! I love this. Pinned. We truly love you being a part of our party. I hope you get chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

 

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