Tall Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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While looking for a new headboard for her guest bedroom, Brit from House Updated found an upholstered headboard from West Elm that she loved. The clean lines and nailhead trim appealed to Brit’s design taste and had just the right amount of interest. But, best of all, it was nice and tall, which would make the bed a real showpiece in the room. Brit decided to build her own version, making it even taller and super soft by upholstering it with a velvet curtain from IKEA.

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A Trio of Driftwood Coastal Signs

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This morning I featured beach signs that Maryann from Domestically Speaking created after being inspired by Pottery Barn. Jen from City Farmhouse happened to be inspired by the same signs but came up with a completely different rendition using driftwood she collected following Hurricane Sandy. Jen used a simple chalk technique to transfer and hand paint the lettering onto her wood. Living in New England, the signs are the perfect way for Sandy to easily incorporate some personal and “beachy” touches into her home!

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This Way to the Beach Signs

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Today I am excited to share how two creative ladies put their own unique twists on Pottery Barn’s framed beach signs. Maryann from Domestically Speaking recreated a set of signs for her oldest daughter’s beach bedroom using her family’s favorite beach locales. In the spirit of “easy going beach livin’,” Maryann freehanded the painting and wrote on all the lettering with a Sharpie. I love how Maryann made the signs her own by giving them a lighter, more casual feel than those from Pottery Barn and also incorporating a little sentiment.

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Update Your Home for Summer with Seashell Art

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My kiddos always enjoy collecting shells whenever we visit the beach. Of course, they want to bring them home, where the shells are eventually forgotten and I debate what to do with them. Riva from Uno Dos Tres Chic shares a simple project to put those shells to use and update your décor for summer. And all in less than 30 minutes! Riva simply glued her shells onto a piece of cardstock that was placed in front of the glass in her frame, and VOILA – instant summer décor!  shell art

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Easiest DIY Wall Ledge Ever

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Steph from Newlywed Nesters took a friend’s recommendation to try out Shanty 2 Chic’s “shelves anyone can build” with plans from Ana White. As promised, the project was simple and inexpensive! Steph ended up building four three-foot ledges, which would have run her $45 dollars a piece at good old Pottery Barn. Thank goodness for DIY! Steph says the best part is that the shelves allow her to rearrange to her heart’s content without having to patch holes and rehang frames.

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Painted Oar Beach Décor

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Amanda of Crafts by Amanda drew inspiration from Pottery’s Barn decorative oars to makeover a $4 thrift store find into the perfect wall décor for her bathroom. Amanda says, “I’ve always loved the look of these oars, but wanted one that would fit with the beachy colors of my bathroom.” Thanks to DIY, Amanda got […Read More]

Patriotic Bunting Medallion

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To kick off her favorite season, Deb from Lake Girl Paints created a canvas bunting that’s full of patriotic flair. And let me just say that she definitely did not skimp on the details! After painting on stripes and chevron, Deb tea-stained the canvas for an aged-look, top-stitched her stripes, and even added a grommet […Read More]

Framed Art from Old Book Pages

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Elizabeth of Broken Treasure was inspired by framed art from Pottery Barn featuring images on dictionary print to create her own as a gift for her son’s teacher. Elizabeth pasted together pages from an Early Childhood Education book she had and then stamped on an image of dandelion seeds blowing away. This technique offers great possibilities for repurposing old books into DIY wall art, and I love the idea of creating a grouping of framed images that hold personal meaning.

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