Create Summer Coastal Decor Using Dollar Store Items. The plain white hexagon display shelves work great as a base for decor pieces. Add paint and seashells to give them a weathered beach look. Dollar store makeovers are always great options for decorating your home on a budget.
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This month’s dollar store divas blog hop is all about budget friendly summer crafts and decor. I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY projects with you. Be sure to check the end of the post for their projects.
I have lots of coastal decor in my home throughout the year, but for some people, summertime means adding in a few new beach themed pieces.
Coastal Decor Made from Dollar Store Items
I bought two hexagon plastic display shelves several months ago at my local Dollar Tree. I originally thought I would use them for part of my Laundry Room Organization, but didn’t.
As I was trying to decide how I could turn them into coastal decor, I knew I wanted to make them look less like plastic boxes and more like weathered display shelves.
To get the look I had in mind, I gathered several paint colors and a bottle of dark wax.
Honestly, I didn’t have a set plan in mind, I knew I wanted to blend the colors together so I just got started by first changing the color from bright white to teal.
The next step was adding a layer of the dark wax. I applied it using a spouncer and then used an old cloth to wipe away the excess wax.
After the two base colors were added, I used an assortment of white, beige, pink, and ivory paints. As each color was applied, I followed by wiping away excess.
Adding white streaks and blending the paint in with a cloth helped to give it the weathered beach look I wanted.
Once I had the paint colors blended the way I wanted them, I used a small piece of medium grit sandpaper to rough up the edges to give it a weathered look.
After painting, blending, and sanding, the shelves were ready to have the coastal accents added to them. I used an assortment of craft drift wood, vase filler, rope and shells. All of these were purchased at dollar stores and I’ve had them in my craft stash for a while.
Before adding any of the coastal items to the shelves, I used DecoArt Dura Clear Varnish to protect the paint.
Using the rope to line the inside of each shelf added more of the nautical look I wanted. It’s hot glued in several spots to keep it in place.
I cut a small piece of the rope and glued it onto the back of the shelf, forming a loop. If I decide to hang the shelves, the loop will work for that.
The shells, vase filler, and drift wood pieces are all hot glued inside of each shelf.
I’m pleased with how these turned out, especially since all of the items except for the paint that I used can be found at Dollar Tree, keeping the cost low.
Supplies Used for Coastal Dollar Store Craft
- Plastic Hexagon Shelves
- Vase Filler
- Hot Glue
- Sand Paper
- Paint, Brushes, and Spouncers
- Protective Finish
These are easy to make and you really can’t go wrong with how you blend the paint. If you don’t like how a layer is looking, just add another one until you get the look you want.
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Weathered Coastal Display Shelves using Dollar Store Items
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