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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