1. Old anchors as hooks
During the summer at the Jersey Shore, you may be able to purchase anchors at yard sales or flea markets. Grab a few and hang them up they make perfect beach bag holders.
2. Weathered fence decor
Weathered fences can be turned into something new and unique. We love this picket fence towel bar from HomeTalk.com. Learn how to make it. Other ways to use weathered fences (also from Home Talk) include using them as:
- A headboard
- Framed chalkboards
- Fence signs
- Wood planters
3. Painted Shutters Wall Art
Thrifty girl Angie from the blog Thrifty Like Me, turned an old set of shutters into beach themed artwork, as pictured below. We especially love how she added starfish.
Create your own with Angie’s step by step instructions.
4. Beach-Themed Rope Art
It is amazing what you can do with a little rope. The items below will inspire family and guests to sit back and relax.
5. Seashell Displays
No beach theme would be complete without seashells. Here are three unique ways to display the treasures you’ve found along the shore.
In a birdcage:
For the mermaid or merman in each of us, seashell jewlery holders:
Give an old lamp shade a new look by pasting small seashells onto it:
Source: Knitting and Other Addictions Blog
5. Surfboard shelf
No beach home would be complete without a surfboard shelf. The Lewisville Love Blog offers a step by step guide on how to make one.
While you may not have the cash to buy that cute little bungalow on the beach that you’ve been dreaming of, you can still create your own beach haven with DIY projects such as the ones we mentioned above. We’d love to hear about some other ideas you have. Leave us a comment on Facebook or send us a Tweet on Twitter.