I am so excited to share this with you! I love the whole beachy/coastal/nautical theme going on right now at Pottery Barn, West Elm, Target etc. When I walked into Pottery Barn last month I was in awe and I wanted to buy everything in the store (but unfortunately my wallet’s not that thick…) SO I of course did some improvising and came up with some of my own ways to recreate the look.
For my first project I wanted to make my own weathered looking beach sign. Lucky for me where I live there are wooden pallets literally laying out in the field behind my house. So I snatched one up and used one of the old distressed boards.
To make my sign I simply used my Cricut machine to cut out some vinyl letters and then stuck them to my board. Then I mixed some paint and water together and painted over the top. Mixing it with water made the paint thinner and let the natural wood show through making it look older.
Then I removed the vinyl
And ta-da! A beautiful weathered-looking beach sign (love how this turned out!)
I bought some rope from our local hardware store for $4 and used it to wrap around the base of my candles and my starfish statue (Michaels). It was easy..just hot glued it on
I bought shells and starfish (Michaels) and seaglass (Target) and used them as fillers for my apothecary jar and lanterns. The fishing net was also from Michaels.
A fun little touch
My one big splurge was this mirror that I have been coveting at Target for a while now. It’s reminiscent of a sun so it was perfect for my beach mantle but I justified buying it because it can work all year (right?)
And here’s the finished product
I have a sudden urge to visit Cape Cod…how about you?