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Coastal Decorations and Crafts in a Florida Home

It’s so great to be here at Completely Coastal today. I’m Anita from Going a Little Coastal.

coastal decorations and crafts on porch

I grew up in Florida and returned to my home state after moving around for 27 years. I’ve always had reminders of the beach around my home no matter where we were living. Decorating with bits of nature and nautical items is something I love. It’s a simplified way of decorating and it fits with the way we live.

At the front door I have a rustic shelf that I put together with some old shutters. With the Beach Sign to lead you in the right direction.

coastal decorations and crafts in laundry
The most used door though is the door to the Laundry Room. It is a bright spot in the mornings. It started out rather gloomy and it’s come a long way from what it was.

coastal mirror
This little Mirror was a redo. I found it in a thrift shop and it was in need of some help.

coastal decorations laundry
I made the valance with some ticking, grommets and a bit of rope for the rings.

coastal decorations in laundry
The Bathroom, at the end of the laundry room, used to be a closet. We were in need of a half bath downstairs. Now we have one located just off the pool.

coastal decorations in bathroom
Lots of hooks for wet pool towels.

coastal summer decorations mantel
I recently changed up the mantel to make it a bit lighter for summer. I brought out my oodles of shells and a couple of sea birds.

coastal summer decorations mantel
See more Mantel Decor for Summer Time!

coastal  decorations hall
Even the hall tree gets a bit of some seaside treasures.

fabric craft

I can get crafty every once in awhile too. At least I try! The Towels were stenciled with fabric paint then trimmed with ribbon.

framed shells in shadow box
The shadow box was put together with a frame I found at the thrift store and some canvas for the background. Fast and easy to do.

coastal birdhouse with shells
I always love coming by Completely Coastal. It’s such a great resource for coastal inspired homes. Thanks Maya for letting me show off some of my things. Hope you all enjoyed it.

Thanks so much Anita! What a treat this was -I love all the coastal decorations in your home and the crafts you did. The laundry room turned out so great too -you must love spending time there! And where did you find these lovely shore birds?!
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Della said...

Thanks for sharing your seashore decor with us Anita! You are crafty! Love it!

simpledaisy said... her decorating style!!! So fabulous:)

B.B. said...

I love this! I love the paint colors! The coastal decorations are perfect! The Powder Room mirror is a awesome!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Thank you Maya for having me over! I'm so happy to be here :)
The shore birds I spotted over at Michelle's blog and fell in love with them. We both found them at TJ Maxx. But I've also seen them at Stein Mart.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She definitely has the style that I love! I will be looking back at her decor for ideas! And the use of mirrors is very nice! ♥

simone said...

It is darling! Very fresh and beachy feeling. Ihave the same ships bell.

Tricia Rose said...

This is so light and inviting - love the stripe/rope/grommet valance, especially the knotted rope idea!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Still love that bell! The mirror in the bathroom is so pretty. It's like lace. :)

missing moments said...

Anita, I love those towels and just about everything here! Great colors!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love your style! Still coveting those corbels on you hall tree. Yes, I am.

Rosie said...

This is so beautiful - I'm glad I came over! :-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thanks for inviting Anita to share her wonderful home. I love her coastal style and especially the halltree.

maureen said...

I love Anita's style, simple and beautiful. And all that lovely pale blue.

maria luisa said...

I love everithing you post to in your blog.
i dont live near the sea, but i have a dream, to living on a beach somewhere and everything here is inspiring.

BeautifulDees said...

What a clean refreshing beautiful look...I really like it, thank you for sharing.
Come by sometime.

Desire Empire said...

What a beautiful home.

Carmella said...

What a beautiful home you have Anita. I love how light and bright it feels even from the pictures...and your crafty little towels are too cute!

Juju at Tales of said...

I love all the little touches. SO lovely. My favorite is the valance.

Inka Smith said...

I love those birds on the mantle.

Sandra said...

Love the closet turned bathroom! You are a decorating genius!

Lynn Richards said...

O.K., I decided to come here first instead of Lowes. This looks spectacular all in one post. Such an inviting home you have!! Loved seeing it all.

Passionate for White said...

L-O-V-E the valance!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing Anita's beautiful coastal all her updates.


Lili said...

Oh how inspirational to have a tour of Anita's coastal touches. Love that clipper ship mirror and was curious to see how she changed it up from the original. I'm off to visit the link for it now! ~Lili