Framed Sea Life Art

framed sea life art

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


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

cabin wall hooks

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

diy seashell topiary

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]

Abstract Beach Scene Painting

Mai Li from Thrifty Shopaholic created her own beach scene to hang in her billiard room. During the painting process, she used painter’s tape to separate the water from the sky and help form the sea oats. She finished by blending a little brown into the white edges of the canvas to lend a bit [...Read More]