Showing posts from December, 2014

Coastal Christmas Wreath

This year I decided to make a Christmas Wreath Coastal Vintage style!

I found this lovely old life ring with gorgeous peeling paint. However, it was falling apart and the rope to hang it was long gone! 
So I decided to paint it blue. I love how the rustic chippy paint texture has come through.  I then wrapped the 4 points with some old sisal rope I have in stock.

With the remaining sisal rope I twisted the rope and knotted it around the life ring to enable to hang it.

And for Christmas I decided to spray paint some starfish gold to place temporary on the lifering to celebrate the festive season! And when the festive season is over, I can simply remove them.

Merry Christmas! 
I hope you all have a wonderful day & a Happy New Year! 
This will be my last post for this year. However, do stay tuned. In the New Year I will be posting a couple of stories of some gorgeous Coastal Vintage style homes that I can't wait to share with you!
Until then, lover of the sea and all things coastal vin…

Fishing Corks Upcycled

When I found these old fishing corks I couldn't believe my luck. I just love the texture of these rustic old pieces. What better way to upcycle them than to give them a quick coat of colourful paint and string them up to display in the home. 
 Before I had some old sisal rope that came in with a shipment of old Japanese glass floats and strung the corks like this placing a knot at each end to keep in place. I was going to string them up across the top of the curtains. However, I found this corner needed a little brightening up and have casually strung them across a piece of gorgeous smooth driftwood that my husband found on Rainbow Beach earlier this year. I think I going to have to make some more and decorate the pool area. 
If you are looking for some old fishing corks, you can find some on our website under fishing:

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