A Trio of Driftwood Coastal Signs

Jen from City Farmhouse was inspired by beach signs from Pottery Barn to make her own 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 […Read More]

Nautical Candles with Rope and Shells

While Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane was perusing Pottery Barn’s summer catalog, a grouping of lanterns caught her eye, specifically the candles inside those lanterns. Barbara knew they would make the perfect summer décor and be easy to make. She says, “As it turned out…I was right!”All you need are candles, jute rope, glue, and […Read More]

Wood Bead Chandelier

The uber talented crafty chic Jen from Tatertots and Jello has been working on redecorating her guest bedroom with a modern beach vibe. When it came time to tackle the light fixture, Jen knew a DIY wood bead chandelier was in order. Jen’s chandy is absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the little bling she added […Read More]

Knotted Jute Demijohns–with Bling!

Debi from Cameo Cottage Designs finally completed a project that she had been wanting to do for months – Ballard Design-inspired demijohns! And let me just say that they came out beautifully. Debi hit up her stash of old glass bottles and then channeled her macramé days to create the fishing net effect around the […Read More]

Faux Coral Hurricane Candleholder

Gail from Purple Hues and Me had an “aha” moment when she was browsing through a catalog and saw a lovely coral candleholder. She knew she could make her own for way less than $175 and had a few sleepless nights thinking up a strategy. Gail ended up using a tried-and-true technique with wire and […Read More]

Glass Fishing Buoy Summer Centerpiece

Marianne from Songbird created a beautiful summer vignette for her garden table that features Pottery Barn-inspired glass buoys. I love Marianne’s outside-the-box thinking in using thrifted items for her glass “buoys” – a round glass bowl and globe from a light fixture. She used a couple of techniques to paint them and achieve the beautiful […Read More]

Weathered “Boat Wood” Frames

Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow was inspired by picture frames made from reclaimed boat wood to make her own frames with a rustic look. While Ananda’s frames may look like they came straight from a boat themselves, all she used is new fence boards from the hardware store and gave them a weathered look […Read More]

Bring the Beach Home with a Seashell Wreath

The Graphics Fairy Karen shares over at her DIY Blog how she made a wreath that’s perfect for adding some coastal flair to your décor. It’s basically as easy as painting and gluing, as Karen first brushed her grapevine wreath with chalk paint before adding the sand dollars, starfish, and shells. This would be a […Read More]