Faux Shell Wreath for a Housewarming Gift

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Katie from Addicted 2 DIY loved the look of the Faux Shell Wreath she saw on Pottery Barn’s website. Not a fan of the price, Katie was inspired to create her own version for less than $12. Katie doesn’t live anywhere near the beach, but her brother-in-law and his family just moved into a new house in California. What better housewarming gift for them than a wreath with coastal charm?

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Rope Chargers for a Nautical Place Setting

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Nikki from Tikkido was planning a party with nautical flair and wanted to get some rope plate chargers for the table setting. She knew Pottery Barn had just what she wanted… except they no longer sell them. Luckily, it was easy for Nikki to re-create them herself with a little felt, rope, and glue!

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Framed Sea Fan Artwork for the Ocean Lover

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After living n Hawaii for six years, Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers has a deep love for the ocean. When she saw preserved sea fan art from Restoration Hardware, Becca knew it was just the touch she needed to bring her room to the level of perfection she strives for while reminding her of Hawaii’s rippling blue waters. Becca used a real sea fan she purchased online and a few craft store materials to make her artwork for a grand total of $25. That’s a saving of $525 compared to her inspiration!

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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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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]

An Old Mirror Gets a New Makeover {Nautical Rope Mirror}

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After trying to freshen up an old mirror with paint, Katie from Upcycled Treasures still felt it was missing a little something. It was then that Katie stumbled upon a couple of rope mirrors that inspired her to act on her love for nautical décor. Katie hot glued manila around the twice-painted mirror frame and then added thinner rope threads at the top to cover the pesky seam where the rope ends met. Funny that Katie’s unplanned addition of the rope at the top is actually my favorite part of the mirror!

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