coastal decor and crafts


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


Sandy Gingras Beach Home on Long Beach Island in New Jersey

Illustrator and writer Sandy Gingras lives on Long Beach, New Jersey, in a home built in 2007 that has all the rustic charm of a century-old beach house.

Sandy Gingras Home on Long island New Jersey


Sanibel Island Shell Crafts

Along with Shellebrating Sanibel Island FL, destination of the world's best shelling beaches (on my other blog Beach Bliss Living), I wanted to showcase what people do with their shell bounty. So here are some awesome Sanibel shell crafts, made with shells found on Sanibel's beautiful beaches.

Sanibel Island Shell Crafts


Airy Blue Nautical Bedroom Suite

Let's take a closer look at the nautical bedroom suite makeover from last year's DIY Network Blog Cabin. I just re-discovered it, stumbling upon the tour at Good Housekeeping. It's a very sea-worthy space with some great nautical accessories. Sea for yourself & shop the look!

nautical oar headboard


The Iron Fish -Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

We are revisiting talented artist Chase Allen from The Iron Fish! I introduced Chase's coastal wall sculptures back in 2010 here, since then his business has grown and now he is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made program.