Knotted Jute Demijohns–with Bling!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Nautical Pallet Anchor Sign

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Mandy from The Hankful House found a wooden anchor sign from Pottery Barn that she loved, but $199 was definitely more than she wanted to spend. With a few supplies, Mandy was able to make her own sign for only $10. Plus, she was able to customize the colors to coordinate with her bedroom. I [...Read More]

Nautical Rope Swing Shelf

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 Angie from Inspiring Hearts and Home shares how she added storage to her kiddos’ bathroom with a nautical swing shelf. I love the beachy look of the rope and weathered wood, and the fact that it cost less than $10 makes me love it all the more. This shelf is perfect for any space where [...Read More]

Framed Sea Fans for the Beach Lover

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Kim from Sand & Sisal says she first fell in love with sea fan art when she came across an exquisite and humongous framed black sea fan in a store overflowing with seaside pretties. Ever since Kim had been on the hunt for affordable sea fan art, with an emphasis on affordable since it can cost hundreds for the real deal. Kim found the perfect answer for the budget-minded like herself and shares how easy it is to DIY with stunning results like these.

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