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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Shiny Silver Painted Seashells

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Becca at From Gardners to Bergers tested various techniques to create the perfect silver seashells. We can all thank Becca for saving us time and money in experimentation! She wanted her shells to be highly reflective and super shiny. This is a subtle way to add a bit of bling to your summer décor.

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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]

Decorative Life Preserver

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Megan from Our Pinteresting Family found tons of inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn Kids catalog for a nautical-themed bridal shower she has been planning. One item was a decorative life preserver that was priced at a whopping $69! That seems pretty pricey to me, especially when you can jazz up an inflatable tube from the dollar store like Megan did. All she had to do was add for strips of fabric with frayed edges to replicate the look. I bet the hardest part was blowing it up!

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

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Rope Wrapped Lamp

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It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.

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Hurricane with Rope Pedestal

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Sometimes a simple flip or snip can give your old décor a whole new look. That was the case with this candle holder that Jeanette from Homa Style created by turning a glass dome she already owned upside down. She placed it atop a rope-wrapped vase with a dab of hot glue so it can easily transition back to a dome when Jeanette’s ready to mix it up again.

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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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