Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

For years and years, I lived near the coast in South Florida- both on the Atlantic side and the Gulf side. And even though I am now landlocked in the Appalachian foothills, I still enjoy the tranquility of coastal décor- whether it’s the white/aqua/tan color palette or the childhood beach memories it conjures up, there’s just something about it that’s breezy and relaxing. I mean, really, who knew décor could feel breezy?

So with that in mind and the last weeks of summer in front of us, why not gather up some repurposed/upcycled coastal (and nautical) décor ideas from my fellow bloggers?



Do you feel inspired to add a little surf, sand, and waves to your home now? And which one is your favorite?? All I can tell you is maybe we’ll be taking a trip to a beach cottage sooner than I thought.

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  1. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Sarah, thank you for including my wreath in your round up There are some really great and innovative ideas here.

  2. Love the round up some great ideas, especially the the oar banister. Thanks for including my scallop shell trinket dish.

  3. WOW! What an amazing collection of beachy goodness! Thanks so much, Sarah, for including my jeweled abalone shells.
    I’ll be pinning and sharing.

  4. helenfern says:

    OK – which one is my favorite – uhmmm… All of them!!! Great ideas!! Now I REALLY want a beach cottage! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party – and don’t forget to leave a comment – if you comment and your post is featured next week, it will also get pinned and tweeted!

  5. So much wonderful coastal inspiration! Thanks Sarah for including my stencilled table in your wonderful roundup. Will be pinning away to all my coastal boards.

  6. Every one of these examples for using nautical and beach in one’s decor deserves a higher status than crafty, I think, They all have a sophisticated and classic feel and were so thought-out and well executed.

  7. oh wow, I love them all! Especially the surf board bench and the waterski! Your bottles are gorgeous!

  8. So many great ideas, some so simple!

  9. These are great coastal projects. I love the clocks, the door, well it’s all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  10. Love all these ideas, Sarah!!

  11. My favorite two are the clock, the bottles, and the painted fish. Our guest room is a beach theme. I made sure to get some pretty postcards before we left Hawaii and have them hanging up on the wall. you can see them here: Visiting from Dishing it and Digging it!

  12. That is an amazing roundup! The fish try turned artwork is a definitely a favorite!

  13. These are all so wonderful, I love them all. I have the abalone shell with the daisy on it from MST. When I saw her post on the shells I immediately messaged her to buy it! Aside from that, I think my favorite are the seaglass bottles.

  14. I love all of these! But that barn door! Swoon! PInning!

  15. The creativity here is amazing!

  16. Hi Sarah! Holy Moly — what a lot of cool ideas!! Love the blinged shells, surf board bench, and ski photo holder the best! Thanks for sharing! Catherine

  17. I;ve been thinking about doing a shelf with glass bottles in my bathroom. Michaels has them 70% off right now. Also doing a seashell shadow box.

  18. I love all of these. I especially like the glasses. They’re so pretty. I have some like that. I wonder if I shoudl DIY! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kate |

  19. Great round up – lots of inspiration. I think my favourite is the twig boat – I love this 🙂

  20. What a great round-up! I love the beach pottery clock, but those rope “stair spindles” are to die for!!! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Hope you are having a great week!

  21. great roundup! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Visiting from Have a great weekend!

  22. That all looks adorable!! I love the bottles in the basket. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  23. So many great ideas this week!! I love them all – but that door – I really love that!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


  24. These are all great ideas, Sadie. I think my favorite is the salvaged barn door. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  25. I’ve always been a beach person, so I love anything and everything that is nautical themed. I love the nautical curtain rod picture that you shared. I think something like that would look great in bathroom. One unexplored option for nautical fanatics, is electronics. Most people would never even consider buying a blue speaker because it reminds them of the ocean, but I’m all about that life. Thanks for the ideas! I’ve been wanting to redecorate my bathroom anyway.

  26. I have always loved being close to the water, whether it’s a lake or a beach, so all of this nautical decor makes me so happy! I’ve been wanting to introduce more nautical themes into my home, so I’ll definitely keep some of these projects in mind. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Thank you. I got some good ideas from that.


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