coastal decor and crafts


13 Beach Makeovers with Words & Sayings Painted onto Boxes, Buckets, Furniture & more

I can guarantee, these fabulous beach makeovers will speak to you! Words and sayings are painted onto items such as a cutting board, old metal buckets, furniture and more.

cutting board painted with beach saying


How to Decorate Jar Lids with a Coastal Beach Theme

I pretty much love everything coastal beach jar-ish. From decoupaged jars to jar lanterns (see links to related posts at the end), and this is a whole new twist. Glue toys and mini starfish (or shells) on jar lids and spray paint them!

sea life jar lids


13 Out of this World Rooms that Take you Under the Sea

These rooms are out of this world -they all take you into the deep, under the sea! Some of these under the sea rooms are probably not what you would ever consider doing (or should attempt in your home), while others just might inspire an idea or two. So dive on in!

under the sea rooms


Creative Ikea Malma Mirror Hacks with Shells, Driftwood & Seaglass

Ikea's wide frame Malma Mirrors ($1.99) have a great surface to attach shells, driftwood, and seaglass. I tried my hand on this too. Take a look!


Mixing Nautical & Coastal Pastels in a California Home

I featured Carol's Darling California Cottage on Beach Bliss Living, now I'm giving you a peek into a home in her Ventura neighborhood that she showcased on her blog Art and Sand.

new California shingled home with dolpin wall decor


DIY Wicker Basket Ideas with Paint & Rope for a Coastal, Beach & Nautical Vibe

Natural materials are perfect for coastal, beach and nautical theme decorating, and I'm loving all the Beachy Wicker Basket Storage Solutions I've been seeing. To spruce up baskets you already have with paint, or create the look inexpensively with rope, check out these DIY wicker basket ideas!

stencil baskets


Early Coastal Christmas Shopping

The leaves haven't even fully turned yet, but I've already been seeing lots of Christmas pictures being shared on Pinterest. So here are a few great online stores where you can indulge in early coastal Christmas shopping! I'm especially loving all the awesome coastal Christmas pillows with sayings. I think I need one!

Outer Banks Trading Group Christmas


Ocean Inspired Dip Dye Curtains

This coastal decor idea is to dye for! Dip dye curtains inspired by the Color Palette of the ocean. Shop the look, or learn how to do it yourself!

dip dye curtains blue