I’ve completed the finishing touches for my coastal guest room makeover and I want to show you just how simple a few DIY projects can be to add the coastal look. These projects are all quick, easy and best of all, inexpensive! They are all Easy DIY Repurposed Coastal Decor pieces.
I started with a plain trinket box that at some point I had painted white. After I painted it, I didn’t finish whatever project I had in mind for it.
I gave it a coat of the paint mixture that I’ve been using for lots of decor pieces in the guest room. Once it was dry, I hot glued a simple shell to the top. Total time, including the drying time, was about 15 minutes.
This jar was given to Gloria as a Christmas gift with candy inside. She didn’t have a use for it, so of course I put it into my craft stash. I used hot glue to wrap some twine near the top.
I filled it up with raffia, colorful gems and shells and tied a small bow around the front.
I added some greenery that I purchased for 50% at Michaels. The total time for this was under 10 minutes.
I’ve had this corner shelf for years. It was brown and was being used in the guest room before the makeover. I painted it white and distressed it slightly. Then, I added some shells and other coastal pieces. The little jar was something I already had. I added some sand and shells to it.
This shelf is also one I’ve had for years. I painted it white and went through my stash of shells and placed them on the shelf. It didn’t take long at all to give simple paint jobs to the two shelves.
I have several lanterns that I use for various holidays. I decided to take two of them and add some rope to them for use in the guest room. The jar next to the lantern is an empty candle jar that I painted. The twine with the charm was part of the wrapping for some candles I bought. I added some vase filler to it.
One of the last projects I created for the room is this painting. I used an old canvas and began by painting it a solid color. I continued adding different shades of blue, green and white until it had the feel of an ocean view. This was the most time consuming of these projects, but it didn’t take much more than an hour, allowing for drying between coats.
Repurposing old items is the best way to get the look you want and keep the cost low. Whatever style you’re wanting, I bet you’ll find items just waiting to be given makeovers!
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Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.