Remember this magazine holder/basket that I found at Goodwill….
Well, I got the spray paint out again and painted it white…Surprise, surprise. It is now in my family room and I think it looks great.
We went to the Island Home for a long weekend and I was able to get a few things done. One of the things I was able to complete was the milk can side table with the nautical tray that I showed you here. I didn’t want a large table so I think this fits perfectly by the chaise and it is the right size for a cup of coffee.
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When we were in Maine last summer I saw the Nautical Code Flags for sale in many of the shops. They were made of wood and they were used to spell out different words. Instead of forking over all that money I kept thinking that I could make them myself for next to nothing. Well, today was that day.
Supply list: wood cut to any size you want. I used 6″ by 4″
Acrylic paint in red, white. blue, black and yellow
Once I decided which letters I was going to make in the International Code Flag, I taped off the design and painted my first color. Once that was dry, I taped the second part of the design. This is what I ended up with and I have to say I am glad I didn’t buy them last summer because they look just like the ones I saw in the shops without the big price tag!
I am not sure where they are going but I do know I will find a home for them.
A few days ago I finally decided to use the driftwood that the boys and I have been collecting from the rip rap at our Island Home. I got the idea from The Wood Grain Cottage which you can find here. I absolutely love the idea of a driftwood wreath so today I am going to share with you how to make a DIY Driftwood wreath of your own.
My supply list includes:
Foam wreath form
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Driftwood (twigs from your yard if you do not have access to driftwood)
First, I wrapped the foam wreath form in burlap an attached it with hot glue. This was super simple.
Once the form was completely cover with the burlap I started adding pieces of the driftwood
…and more driftwood
Until I came up with this:
Let it completely dry before hanging. This was a super easy project although a bit messy. I am thrilled with how it turned out. Thanks Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage for this great idea.
I took the finished wreath down to the Island Home where we found all of the driftwood to begin with and added it to my kitchen. I have to say that it fits in perfectly. What do you think?
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