Fun “Do It Yourself” Projects & Craft Ideas for Your Beach Lifestyle

Beach inspired decorating is one of the most casual and relaxed interiors that you will ever experience. It helps to de-stress, taking the focus off tasks and responsibilities while placing an emphasis on rejuvenation. Oftentimes, many believe they cannot create this style without first being in a beach setting. Whether you have a beach home (or waterfront property), it does not matter. Here are some fun DIY Projects and Craft ideas to help you achieve a coastal style interior.

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Oyster Garland and Coral Multi-Candleholder Tutorial

I spent the summer on the Oregon coast, not too far from the Pacific Seafood Company where they had huge piles of shucked oyster shells available for the taking. I sure wish I’d seen this Oyster Shell Garland tutorial by Once Wed when I had all those shells calling my name! This idea could easily be [...]

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DIY Ladder Shelf Tutorial

I’ve always loved these ladder shelves and when I was scouring Lowe’s website this morning, I found this amazingly easy to understand DIY Tutorial.  Woot Woot! Generally when I’ve seen these in the Pottery Barn catalog, they’re done in dark woods, or in Ballard Designs, they’re black.  I really like that this one is white and [...]

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Driftwood as Art & DIY Tutorial

Oh Spring, where art thou?  I’m so ready for sunny days so I can get out on the beach and collect some driftwood!  It rained for 24 hours yesterday and I woke up to snow blanketing everything today.  Don’t get me wrong, I love snow and we don’t get that much of it, but my [...]

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Hotel Paradise
Our ‘Beach Style’ Motorhome Remodel

Motor Home Remodel

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Fabulous Friday… I Could Do That!

Such an easy idea — white painted suitcase and metal box as a night stand. I love the simplicity. I could do that! Via. I’ve seen a gillion shadow boxes but I’ve never seen beachy rustic boxes with a few gathered beach stones just lying casually on the shelf.  I love it and I could do [...]

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Beach Decorating Made Easy with
Sherwin Williams Chip It!

(Photo Credit) I’ve just discovered a great new tool that will get your decorating wings all aflutter!  Sherwin Williams has a new tool called Chip It!  turns any photograph into a color palette.  I know I’ve written about the Color Palette Generator before, and I’ve loved it, but Chip It! has stolen my heart — and right [...]

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Beach Valentine Craft Idea
Heart Writing Tutorial

Valentines Day is almost here and I thought I’d share with you a fun tool I was just introduced to via my favorite time killer inspiration spot … Pinterest.  It’s called “Heart Writer” and you can take any text of your choice; your favorite poem, verse, wedding vows, love note … or in my case, [...]

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Does Your Entry Door Say
“Welcome to the Beach”?

Today I thought I’d share with you a very budget friendly way for your beach home to make a great first impression… a way to welcome your guests before they even step into your home… Painted Entry Doors Painted doors really announce an entry; they offer a dose of color, style and a way to show your [...]

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DIY Painted Floors — Perfect for the Beach Lifestyle

I have an undying love for painted floors.  I could read blog post after blog post about painted floors, painting floors, designs for painted floors — and on and on it goes — and I’d be as happy as a flip flop at a Jimmy Buffet concert!  Do you get my drift?  Do you share [...]

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DIY Ballard Designs Spool Table Tutorial

You know how much I love to scour the web on a daily basis looking for awesome decorating and amazing DIY ideas I can share with you.  I also love Ballard Designs, but come on, let’s be honest — Ballard Designs can be quite spendy so I really love it when cleaver gals go to [...]

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