A Beach Cottage -DIY Makeovers & Decorating Ideas

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Have you met the lovely Sarah of A Beach Cottage yet?

Born and raised in England, Sarah now enjoys the coastal lifestyle on the beaches of Sydney with her family, writing about her life and diy makeover & decorating adventures. Her decorating style? Beachy laid-back, simple, using lots of vintage finds. Love that! And what I admire most, Sarah seems to have an ongoing and evolving love affair with her adorable beach cottage. Improving and changing things almost on a daily basis. I hope to find lasting house love like this one day! So let's take a look around.

cottage diy makeover ideas
The perfect use for an old oar! To fit into the scheme, Sarah whitewashed it. Her oar rack, of course, is part of the list here: Decorating Nautical with Wooden Oars. The chair makeover includes adding numbers, plus whacking it with a screwdriver in places to chip it up a bit (done by her husband). You can learn all about it on Beach Cottage Decorating with Stencils.

diy black and white subway art
I love Sarah's version of subway art. You can find the tutorial here. You might recall my post Beach Subway Art.

vintage suitcases makeover
Out of a couple of old vintage suitcases Sarah made a side table. Who doesn't love these beauties! And they look gorgeous in white.

beach cottage decorating
This is a close up of an elegant vignette created with Bottles and Jars. To see the entire display and learn more, click over. Most can just shop the house for this!

coastal wreath
And on the old door around the back of the garage hangs the sweetest Coastal Wreath. "Just grab a wreath and hot glue some shells on..., I used a piece of old fabric from my stash for the tie," Sarah says. That's beach cottage style decorating -laid-back and simple. Thanks Sarah for sharing your inspirational journey at A Beach Cottage!

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Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

I LOVE that old door with the wreath!! Perfection!!

Toby and Abbie said...

I love the suitcases. Everything is beautiful.

Sherri said...

What a lovely beach cottage!! Thanks for sharing!

Of Sage and Sepia said...

Ohh, love the painted suitcases! I'm eyeing my stack of wicker cases and think they'll be painted white soon!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina said...

I discovered Sarah's blog quite a while ago and it's a peaceful retreat of relaxed creativity. I haven't visited there in a while. I'm off there right now.
Blessings, T

Kate said...

I love how some of the pics look whitewashed. Very beachy...

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Oh everything is so lovely and that includes all the fun inspiration in your sidebar!
Thank you for sharing all the coastal beauty!

Lili said...

I just love this dreamy beach cottage style! ~Lili

Matt Beaudoin said...

I love the oar as a coat rack. I have an oar I found in Noank about 10 years ago on the side of the river. I've since covered it in various knotwork and was wondering how to actually USE it as decoration. We are redoing our entryway, and you just gave us the perfect solution.

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