Showing posts from August, 2014

All Things Coastal Vintage #allthingscoastalvintage

Hi There!
Jo @bowerbirdjo

Over on Instagram, I have started a tag #allthingscoastalvintage asking for followers to share photos of their favourite coastal vintage things in their homes. The response in a couple of days has been absolutely amazing with so many gorgeous images and coastal vintage things. It has made my job quite difficult to choose which ones to share.
Cheryl @beachcomber26
As you will see at the bottom of each photo, I have tagged who took the photo. Do take a look at their page over on IG for some more beautiful inspiration. 
Sharon @baysideshaz
Lisa @aquabungalow
Lize @lizesmeatonfox
Ashlea @glamourcoastaliving
Hayley @mumlittle  Sarah @sarahlpayne 
Aren't they just fabulous & so inspiring? 
And so terribly coastal vintage!
You may have noticed a few items in some of these images have come from the Coastal Vintage store and more so below. Anne @annewink sent in several photos of her beach shack down on the South Coast NSW and I just adore everything in her holiday pl…

Sea Blue Vintage Life Ring

Recently, I picked up this old orange life ring at a private house sale & immediately thought it would look perfect painted sea blue and displayed on a wall at home. 
Firstly, I painted the entire life ring white and then taped the areas that I wanted to keep white and then set about painting the rest blue. 
Once that was completed, I then left it to dry in the sun for half hour before giving it another coat.

A little touch up in the areas where needed,
and then a light sand to give a little shabby aged look before waxing to protect the paint.

And here it is on the foyer table before I hung it on the wall around the corner. 

I love hearing your thoughts. So don't hesitate to leave a comment on any of the blog posts if you would like to. and until next time - lover of the sea and all things Coastal Vintage Sally
* I have used Annie Sloane's Chalk Paint - old white & Aubusson Blue

DIY Beach terrarium

Have you ever thought about displaying your holiday beachcombing finds in a glass bowl to create a beach style terrarium? Well this idea is a very simple and easy way to create a lovely and unique holiday memory piece for your home.
When I found this glass bowl in a 2nd hand shop, I thought it would be perfect for this project. You don't have to have a round bowl, you could use a large glass jar. 

 Firstly, collect some sand from the beach or if you're not near the sea, you maybe able to get some from the local hardware store. Or, if you have kids and they have a sandpit, maybe take some from there. You only need a small amount to fill the bottom. Then display all the items out on the table that you would like to place in your terrarium. 

Take the biggest piece to be the centrepiece. I've decided to use this gorgeous old staghorn coral. Once your centrepiece is in place, then begin to place your other favourite finds around it. What we are really doing here is creating a …

Cooktown & A Little Maritime History

You may remember last week I wrote a post about the superbly decorated QT resort at Port Douglas with all things coastal vintage. We spent one night there before hitting the road for the Far North Queensland historic town of Cooktown. 

Oh the scenery along the way was just stunning. Endless miles of big open country and big blue skies.

When we arrived in Cooktown we went straight up to the top of Grassy Hill to be greeted with this gorgeous view of the spectacular and vast Endeavour river.

In 1770, Captain James Cook - a British explorer was sailing up the Queensland coast when his boat the HMS Endeavour round aground after hitting a reef nearby. This was when he discovered this little inlet and spent 6-weeks here repairing his boat.

However, it wasn't until another 100-years after Captain Cook landed that Cooktown really got established and became a thriving little port. The nearby Palmer River gold rush put Cooktown on the map, and by 1886, this lovely old lighthouse was constructe…

Surfboard Side Table

I can't take credit for this idea at all.
I was inspired by the lovely Jo over at Coastal Home Love who wrote a post back in May about a retro coffee table that she had found and transformed it into a Surfboard Coffee Table. I thought it was fabulous.  

Last week, I found a similar table but smaller and decided to give it a go too but in a different style.
Firstly, I painted it with Annie Sloane's 'old white' chalk paint.

Then, I taped over where I wanted it to remain white and painted the top 'Aubusson blue'.

It was a warm winter's day, so it didn't take long to dry. Once it was dry, I removed the tape and

sanded it back to give it a shabby aged look.

And then waxed it just like a true surfboard.  Now who is ready to go surfing? ;)

Wouldn't this look fabulous in a beach house, a surf lover's bedroom or coastal home? Available now in the shop under what's new!
click here 
and until next time, lover of all things coastal vin…

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