Sunday, September 21

Transitional Decorating Tips and Linky Party #194

 
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 194th Masterpiece Monday!
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Sunday, September 14

Make a Fall Succulent Pumpkin and Linky Party #193

 

Welcome To The 193rd Masterpiece Monday!


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Monday, September 8

Sunday, August 31

Beach Love Week and #191 Linky Party


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Sunday, August 24

White and Blue and Something New!



Welcome to the 190th Masterpiece Monday!


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Sunday, August 17

Sunday, August 10

Cakes From The OC Fair and #188 Linky Party

Hi, Welcome to Masterpiece Monday! I can't wait to see your great masterpiece's this week, I'm always blown away by how talented you all are. 

This week, I didn't get my project finished on time, so I'll share it next week.  This week I'll share a couple of pictures I took at the Orange County Fair of the cake competition. I'm not sure why I took only 4 pictures, because there were a lot of great entries!

 This beach cake did not win an award, but I liked it, it made me smile. It's probably within my skill level, if I were going attempt cake decorating.
 My husband liked this one. He has about a million and one pairs of tennis shoes and he loves cake, so this one has his name on it! I think this one is very cleaver.
 How cool is this octopus? I wouldn't even know how to go about making this.
This is my favorite! At first I was wondering why they were displaying succulents along with the cake entries and then realized that it was a cake! Wow!  

This Weeks Features
DIY Shell Coasters


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My Living Room Makeover


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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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Sunday, July 27

Welcome To The 186th Masterpiece Monday and a Wire and Rope Light DIY

I recently posted about some Model Homes. I absolutely fell in love with the way they were all decorated. All of them were coastal inspired, each in it's own unique way.

I'm still enjoying the pictures I took about a month ago. Many of the pictures I took knowing that I wanted to recreate the coastal decor elements that so inspired me!

This lamp diy is the first in in many to come from my model home inspiration.

I love this lamp! I don't currently need a lamp of this size. Although I might make one in the future, if the need arises.

For now though, our hallway light has been long over due for an upgrade! As you can see from the pic below, it's not a pretty sight and the blurry photo doesn't help! Most of the time, it's been easy to ignore. But whenever I notice it, it makes me cringe a little.

I tell myself that the rusty look is "in", but in this case, it was unintentionally caused from being too close to the bathroom shower. And it doesn't look or feel very "in" to me!


Inspiration hit me when I was at the 99 cent store and found these wire plant holders.  I bought two, intending to make them into a bare wire cage with a decorative light bulb.

I went to the hardware store to buy some rust covering paint. I walked past the rope isle and I remembered the model home lamp.  So I bought 50' of sisal rope as well. And my idea was born!  Make a smaller version of the inspiration lamp.
I removed the chain using needle nose pliers. I used some of the chain to fashion a hinge, so that the shade could open to easily replace light bulbs.  I hot glued all 50' onto the shade, it was fun and super easy! Again, sorry about the blurry pic below!
I tried to fashion a wire closure, but that was an epic fail, so I decided to make it easy on myself and use string, which worked like a charm!

                                   

OK, two more blurry pictures, while trying to figure out how to hang my new creation with more wire, which also was another epic fail, I used string again. It was so much easier and worked much better!
Last blurry pic. I found this new light bulb at the store on the sale cart for $1.75.  Much cheaper than the the decorative ones at the hardware store. It looks purple, but it's not. It's called a crystal clear 40 watt and looks cuter than my spiral energy savers. We don't use this light too much, so I don't anticipate a higher bill.

                   Any way, here it is. It cost roughly 6-7 dollars including the light bulb!


I think it has a nice coastal vibe!







It looks kind of cool lit up at night, with the patterns it makes on the walls. And it's not so glaringly bright anymore. Yay.



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                                                                    Shabby Love

                                     Coastal Decor 028


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