“Pretty White Nautical Delight” Mirror Makeover

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April of House by Hoff shares how she turned two black mirrors that were long forgotten in her basement into “pretty white nautical delights.” April refabbed her mirrors by simply spray painting them white and then adding rope around the circumference. I love how April was able to take some old and outdated and turn [...Read More]

Beachy Bottles with Seashells

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A lover of seaside decor, Traci at Inspiring Homestyle was inspired to turn some bottles and shells she already had into decorative pieces for her home. Using hot glue, Traci secured her seashells with pointed ends into the openings of the glass bottles. Then to finish it off, she wrapped natural rope yarn around the top of each bottle. A bit more hot glue and viola! Quick, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful accessories!

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Framed Sea Life Art

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If you’re like Anne from Annimal Instincts, beach décor is not limited to summertime alone. Anne says, “For me, reminders of the sand and sea are not only a summer phenomenon. I can’t get enough of the soothing blues, whites, and tans all year round.” To bring that calming effect to her master bath, Anne used a little computer know-how to create custom versions of Crate & Barrel’s Sea Life Silhouette series using images she found online. Anne displayed her prints in inexpensive frames for a savings of $61 from the price of her inspiration.

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Driftwood Orb

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After a beach trip, Zoe from Creative in Chicago was feeling inspired to create coastal décor. So it was no surprise that a driftwood orb from Crate & Barrel sent her on a mission to collect driftwood and make her own. Zoe’s orb is so stunning that you’d think it was a difficult project to tackle. So not true! Once you check out Zoe’s tutorial you will see how easy it really is (which will, of course, make you want to schedule your own special beach trip to collect driftwood and make an orb)!

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Cabin Wall Hooks

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After seeing some beach house wall hooks in a catalog, Jeanette from Homa Style quickly added the project to her weekend to-do list, slightly revamping the design to reflect her cabin home. Jeannette has big plans for welcoming guests with her little cabins in a row. She says, “I could have guests towels or, better [...Read More]

Seashell Topiary

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Ninety-nine buckaroos was just a little (okay, a lot!) more than Vanessa from At The Picket Fence was willing to spend for a beachy coral topiary. When her quest for faux coral came up dry, Vanessa turned to a coral-esque sea sponge to get the job done. I actually prefer the color and texture of [...Read More]

Oversized Sand Dollar

A beautiful oversized sand dollar takes center stage on Alicia’s mantel over at Thrifty & Chic. Alicia was inspired by Pottery Barn’s pricey version that will set you back a Benjamin to purchase. Alicia’s DIY version? Six dollars! Alicia’s entire summer mantel is gorgeous so be sure to check it out. Alicia was inspired by [...Read More]

Shell Candle Holder

Aimee from It’s Overflowing loves to pull out her seashells from family beach trips each summer as décor. However, this year she decided to create something a little more lasting from the shells after being inspired by a shell candle holder from ZGallerie. Aimee says, “ZGallerie’s Seashell Candleholder is great, but using our own seashells [...Read More]