Turn Vacation Seashells into Meaningful Art

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Desiree from Camelot Art Creations had a collection of beautiful seashells her sons found on a recent trip to the Gulf. She was inspired to turn the shells into artwork using an old VHS crate that was begging for a repurpose. Desiree created a coastal look with a fresh coat of white paint and faux linen paint treatment and personalized the art even more by adding the coordinates from their beach destination.

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Nautical Rope Lamp Makeover

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It’s always amazing how a little rope can totally change the look of something and instantly infuse it with a nautical feel. Krista from The Happy Housie took a lamp she had purchased at Wal-mart a couple of years ago, glued a paper roll to the base to thicken it, and then wrapped it with sisal rope attached with some hot glue. It gave the lamp an upgraded nautical look that fits perfectly in her son’s new nautical camp style bedroom.

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Make a Splash with a Handpainted ‘Pool’ Sign

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After building a pool house last summer, Ariean from One Krieger Chick wanted to add a few decorative touches to the space. A nautical challenge gave Ariean a little nudge, and she was inspired to create a “super cute, easy, and free” pool sign using materials she had on hand. The wood is actually an old fence post that Ariean gave a beachy feel to with some light blue and white paint. I love a good repurpose!

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Faux Fishing Weights for the Nautical Lover

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Aimee of Twigg Studios loves nautical décor and has been adding touches throughout her house like these Restoration Hardware inspired faux metal fishing weights. Aimee created her weights by covering various-sized balls with clay and then layering paint for a rusted metal look. I love how these look in front of the vintage whale species chart Aimee also made. Head over to her site to check them out!faux fishing weights

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Whale Wall Décor

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Mable from Lilato Laka finally decided to give her son’s room some TLC after nine months of avoiding the task. A simple and timeless nautical theme rekindled her excitement to work on the space, and Mable spotted a piece of whale wall décor that she loved. She couldn’t find where to buy whale, but that was hardly a problem when Mable could make it herself. She broke out her beloved jig saw to bring the 34”x20” whale to life for a mere $12!

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Paper Mache Starfish

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It’s not too late to throw a starfish or two into the mix of your summer décor. Amanda from House Revivals shares a quick and easy tutorial for making your own faux starfish from good old TP!  She says, “Make a dozen, tie them onto gifts or napkins or toss them into a bowl with [...Read More]

Distressed Wooden Buoys

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Wooden buoys make a fun addition to summer décor or any space with a beach or nautical theme. Cheri at Its So Very Cheri reminds us just how simple it is to make your own with just a few cuts and some paint. This is a great project for beginning do-it-yourselfers since the beauty of [...Read More]

Reclaimed Wood Mirror

Lindsay from Living with Lindsay recently shared a PB-inspired mirror that she made a few years back but still loves today. Now that is the sign of a successful project! Lindsay pieced together cuts of repurposed floor boards around an inexpensive mirror to pull of that designer look for way less dough. Lindsay points out [...Read More]