Decorative Sailboats with a Weaving Shuttle

Decorative Sailboats with a Weaving Shuttle

One year ago, I had gathered up the materials I’d need for this project. I had a couple of weaving shuttles and clear vision for transforming them into decorative sailboats. But right as I was getting started, an email appeared in my inbox.Read more ›

Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

For the first time since very early March, I went thrifting. Now that we’ve moved to a state with stricter rules, I finally felt more comfortable to go inside a thrift store. So, I headed to Habitat ReStore, where I found a series of eyeball lights in their section of light fixtures. But as I stared at them, all I could see was an antique diving helmet!Read more ›

Pirate Decor and Pub Sign on a Cabinet Door

Pirate Decor and Pub Sign on a Cabinet Door

I always have to check out the selection of cabinet doors whenever I’m in a Habitat ReStore. I can typically resist grabbing anything from the pile of usually-plain doors. But on this particular day, there was a bevy of intriguing blue and white doors for the taking. They had a very nautical feel to me and would be perfect for a pub sign or pirate decor that could be used for a home bar and nautical wall decor.Read more ›

Glass Fishing Floats from Thrift Store Vases for Coastal Home Decor

Glass Fishing Floats from Thrift Store Vases for Coastal Home Decor

Many years ago, I published this project for glass fishing floats by upcycling some vases and bowls from the thrift store. But in the years since, the craft product I used to make these fishing floats went off the market. So, I decided to start from scratch with an even better craft paint to create a new set. Read more ›

Nautical Wall Decor with Vintage Drawer Handles that Look Like Boat Cleats

Nautical Wall Decor with Vintage Drawer Handles that Look Like Boat Cleats

As luck would have it, my friends are constantly offering up freebies for me to repurpose for my blog. And so was the case with these vintage drawer handles. My friend, Teri, had given her mother’s dresser a makeover for her daughter’s new apartment. When she asked if I wanted the old hardware, I eagerly took them off her hands. They looked JUST LIKE dock cleats or boat cleats to me, and I wanted to transform them into some nautical wall decor.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Beach Home Decor and Coastal Crafts

Upcycling Ideas for Beach Home Decor and Coastal Crafts

Beach home decor or coastal decor, whether it be for a lake or an ocean, is near and dear to my heart, despite the fact that I am currently landlocked. I just LOVE the color palettes associated with it; the soothing combination of blues, greens, neutrals, and white. Even though I don’t have much nautical decor in my home, I love it just the same, as well. And there are SO many upcycling ideas for beach theme decor, that I decided to gather a few of them to share with you.
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