Decorating A Bar Coastal Vintage Style

Yesterday, my little one & I took a drive down to Bulcock Beach at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast to take a look at Drift - a bar located at Bulcock Beach.

 It is located on the Esplande and right across the road from the beach. With views like this, it's a perfect spot to sit back, relax and have a drink or a cuppa.

and, then run around chasing seagulls on the beach! 

The owners of Drift had visited the Coastal Vintage warehouse to purchase vintage & nautical items for their bar and I was curious to see how they had styled them.

From the moment I walked in, I felt a wonderful vibe of a relaxed seaside bar. It is tastefully & cleverly decorated together in both modern & vintage style, & in a yellow & white colour scheme.  Here you can see one of the vintage Chinese life rings that was salvaged from a boat rotting on the Yangtze River.

With it's rustic look and Chinese characters it makes a perfect & an interesting piece to display here.

The owners have chosen modern vintage style light fittings for the bar to suit the coastal - seaside look. They really do look fabulous don't they? I also love the ship's wheel and light house in the background. 

At the back of the bar, you can see my little one here modelling 'chilled out style' in this great seating area. It is lit with one of our handmade cane cray pots (new & handmade here in Oz) which creates a great ambience with the shadows dancing across the walls & on the ceiling.

On the wall in another sitting area are a pair of very old oars that I found and came from Magnetic Island. 

They are perfect for filling this space.

And on the wall behind the bar is a porthole that came off an old boat over 20-years ago, some old propellers and a wooden fishing reel. 

On another wall there are three vintage aluminium propellers that have been spray painted gold. Such a great idea keeping in with the colour scheme. Not only that, they have been given a new lease of life. 

And above the propellers is a lovely old convex brass mirror that came from the UK.

And an old model yacht and a couple more lovely vintage convex porthole mirrors. 

Doesn't the bar look fantastic with all these beautiful authentic coastal vintage items?

 If you're visiting the Sunshine Coast, why not pop down and take a look, stay and enjoy the food and/or a cocktail. Drift bar comes very highly recommended on TripAdvisor. 

If you see something you like here, pop over to the shop to see what is in-store.

 If you can't find what you're looking for, simply drop an email

and until next time,

lover of the sea and all things Coastal Vintage



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