Hi there! How was your weekend? Ours was wonderfully unproductive, but now I’m ready to get back at it. Do you ever feel that way? We took a mental break from all of our have-tos this weekend–and it was great–but I can’t stay idle for long.
I really love coastal style, how ’bout you? Especially the grown-up variety that’s cottage-y, but not overdone with too many in-your-face “this is a beach house!” accents. I wrote about all the ways you can do coastal style over on About.com. Check it out! Here are some great DIY accessories from the blogosphere that subtly send out the coastal vibe without a lighthouse, seahorse, or anchor in sight. These projects are mostly about using textures and colors to evoke the sea, rather than iconic images, and I love their subtlety, don’t you?
Large Glass Buoys by Craftberry Bush
Coastal Pallet Sign by Blue Eyed Yonder
Seashell-Stamped Pillows by Maker Crate
Bowls of Coiled Rope via Apartment Therapy
DIY Coastal Lamp by Salt Marsh Cottage
Driftwood Tea Light Holders by The Gold Jellybean
Coastal Wall Art by Provident Home Designs