Nautical Beverage Tray

I’ve been dying to do a DIY beverage tray for a long time now. I’ve seen some really cute stenciled trays but none were quite right.

Now that summer is here, what better time to bust out the beverage tray and pass out some yummy adult beverages?

And because I love all things nautical, I put a nautical spin on it…

Check out my DIY Nautical Beverage Tray

DIY Nautical Beverage Tray

This DIY is super easy and I was able to whip it up in just an afternoon including paint drying time.

Supplies Needed: 

A wood round

Spray Paint

Stencil

Drawer Pulls

Nautical Beverage Tray Tutorial

I sanded down the 15″ wood round that I picked up from the hardware store (I think it was about $10).

Painted Beverage Tray Tutorial

Next, I spray painted the entire piece white. This required a few coats for full coverage.

Anchor Stenciled Beverage Tray_edited-1

Then, I used my Silhouette to create a vinyl stencil for the anchors. You could also use a purchased stencil or print and cut your desired design and use that as a stencil. This project would be great for stamping as well!

After the stencil was firmly in place, I spray painted the anchors navy blue.

Anchor Beverage Tray Tutorial

After the anchors were dry, I drilled holes for the handles. The handles are just drawer pulls that I spray painted gold. Super easy and cheap trick!

Nautical Beverage Tray

This DIY makes the perfect beverage tray for entertaining this summer! Can’t you see this on your summer table? Whether relaxing or entertaining, it’s perfect for both!

Nautical Painted Beverage Tray_edited-1

Here’s some more summer projects you might enjoy:
Summer Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

DIY Nautical Coasters Making Home Base5

Nautical Coasters

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

5 Minute Summer Garland

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Summer Garland in 5 Minutes

Happy Friday!

Now that summer is in full swing have you planned your summer bucket list? Your absolute to-do’s for the summer? I worked on ours this week and put them all up on my giant chalkboard. And then, it needed something special. Like something to make it feel more summery. Like  summer garland.

So, I made this summer garland in 5 minutes.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

I kind of love any type of garland. Like any. I just want to make and put garland everywhere. Anyone else?

I had some really cute nautical inspired wrapping paper that was simply perfect for this.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

It started with wrapping paper cut into half circles. My wrapping paper was double sided so I did larger half circles with one side and smaller half circles for the other side.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

After the half circles were cut I hot glued them to some jute.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

I ended up with two strands of garland, one of each design, one smaller and one larger.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

Then I layered them on the chalkboard and secured it with some regular ol’ tape.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

Perfect addition to my bucket list chalkboard, I think.

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

Now when I’m sitting at my desk working like crazy I can look up and be reminded of all the fun I’m supposed to be having this summer! If that’s not a motivator, I don’t know what is!

Happy summer! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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DIY Wall Shelving

It’s amazing what DIY wall shelving can do for a space, or for a person… Seriously. I’ve never been so happy to stare at a wall. I was cooking dinner last night and just couldn’t take my eyes off my new wall shelving. Besides being completely lovely, it’s something we made, which totally beats store bought shelves any day of the week!

Today, I’m giving you a little peek at the DIY wall shelving we created. Then later in the week, I’ll post the tutorial so you can make one too!

DIY Wall Shelving with Rustic Details

So, there was this ugly blank wall in my dining room. It gets some attention being that it’s really visible from the kitchen. I’ve been planning to do something about it for ages. At first I thought maybe a plate wall. I even collected a few plates, but then I saw the most gorgeous of gorgeous wall shelving units at Anthropologie. It was stunning. It took up the entire wall, and looked like the shelves were suspended with rope. Fabulous. They had it stacked with beautiful dishes, and I was in awe. Then, I decided that’s what my wall needed. So we built it.

DIY Wall Shelving with Rustic Details

Of course my version is much smaller to fit my dining room wall but I can’t be more happy with the way our DIY wall shelving turned out. It fills up the blank wall beautifully and gives me an opportunity to display all of my kitchen knick knacks.
DIY Wall Shelving with Rustic Details

For a long time some of my favorite pieces have been hidden away in my buffet cabinet or out in the garage, so it’s so nice to have them all on display!DIY Wall Shelving with Rustic DetailsDIY Wall Shelving with Rustic Details

Here’s a peek into the details. Most of the trinkets are finds from flea markets or garage sales. For a pop of color I added the vintage blue colored ball jars. I love the bright blue color.

DIY Wall Shelving with Rustic DetailsThanks so much for taking a peek at my DIY wall shelving! Come on back later in the week for the full tutorial so you can build your own!

The full tutorial for these Rustic Wall Shelves can be found here.

If you love this DIY rustic shelving, I’d love for you to pin it!

Sharing this project a some of these parties and Coastal Charm, Savvy Southern Style, Liz Marie Blog.

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Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor Projects

Since it’s summer and all I can think about is the beach, I want to talk about something a little bit nautical today. Sisal Rope. It’s no secret that I love nautical decor. It’s so fun to decorate with and it’s so hot right now. There are tons of awesome nautical inspired DIYs out there in the blogosphere. I thought it would be fun to share some awesome nautical inspired sisal rope home decor projects I’ve found and totally loving. Each of these are projects that you could easily DIY yourself. I actually want one of each please…

Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

Have you hopped on board yet?

If not here are EIGHT Sisal Rope Home Decor Projects that YOU can DIY.

*Friendly reminder – please be sure to click through to the original post before pinning*
Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

Rope Basket via The Wood Grain CottageNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

DIY Sisal Lamp Shade via Sand And SisalNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

DIY Rope Covered Mirror via At The Picket FenceNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

DIY Sisal Rope Nautical Coasters via Making Home BaseNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

DIY Rope Hurricane Vase via A Pumpkin and A PrincessNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

Sisal Rope Mirror via Making Home BaseNautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta Planters via House By Hoff
Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

Sisal Rope Wrapped Chalkboard via The Happy Housie

Have you done any nautical inspired decorating in your home? I’m sure you are headed out right now to snag a bunch so you can get started on one of these fab projects!

Thanks for visiting with me today, sweet friends.

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Summer Nautical Wreath: Say Hello Summer and A Summer Celebration Series

I’m super excited to share my summer nautical wreath today!

Summer time is upon us and I am looking forward to lots of beach days, grilling out, and just enjoying the California sunshine. Are you ready for summer?

summer celebration save the date

You guys are in for a HUGE treat because today, I’m kicking off 11 days of Summer a Summer Celebration Series. (Check out that line up!) Over the next 11 days, my friends and I are going to be sharing some fantastic summer projects! Sound good?

Let’s get this party started, shall we?

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

 If you’ve been around here a while you may have noticed that I enjoy nautical themed decor. As a part of my summer decor, I created a summer nautical wreath. I’m sharing a simple tutorial here so you can make your own!

Supplies: Wreath form or a dollar store pool noodle, tape, navy and white yarn, sisal rope, ribbon and burlap for embellishment.
welcome aboard summer nautical wreathIf you have a wreath form you are ready to start wrapping. If you are using a pool noodle you’ll need to cut about 6 inches or so off your noodle (I used a bread knife) and then form a circle and tape the two ends together.

Next you’ll want to mark off four quarters of your wreath so your yarn sections will be somewhat even. Then you can get started wrapping. Dab a little hot glue to the back of the wreath to hold the yarn in place and start wrapping. Once you’ve gotten to the quarter mark, cut the yarn, dab a little hot glue to finish off that section. Repeat for the other three sections. Place your sisal rope in between the sections (you’ll also want to hot glue the sisal rope in place).
welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

Now your wreath will look something like this. Ready for embellishment.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

The little package of ribbon came from Michaels. The colors are perfect for a nautical wreath!

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

To embellish the wreath, I hung the ribbons banner style with a little bit of hot glue and then created a little burlap bunting with “Welcome Aboard.” The burlap bunting was just scraps cut into little triangles about an inch and a half in size.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

I’m totally loving the summery nautical look! welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

We are all ready for summer over here! My friend April from House By Hoff is sharing another awesome summer project tomorrow, be sure to pop in you won’t want to miss it!

Linking up to here and I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Clean & Scentsible, Savvy Southern Style, Liz Marie Blog

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Recycled Wood Sign

As the weather get better the beach has been on my mind. When we lived in Hawaii, we had a favorite spot. This absolutely BEAUTIFUL beach called, Lanikai. We used to go grabbed sandwiches at our favorite Kalapawai Market, and then spend the day at the beach. I miss that place so much. Not because it’s the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen, but because of all the great memories.

Do you have a place like that?

Recycled Wood Sign

I told you a few weeks ago that I was re-doing my powder room with a nautical them when I showed you those Sisal Rope Mirrors. Here’s another nautical inspired project.

Barn wood beach sign

I picked up this piece of scrap wood at my local ReStore. It was pretty nasty looking but nothing some sanding couldn’t fix up. I knew it was perfect for a recycled wood sign.

Lanikai barnwood sign

I sanded my board really well then stained it with Rust-Oleum’s Kona (I love the dark richness).

I made a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo and very lightly painted the letters white then distressed them slightly, then covered the whole board in finishing wax.

Lanikai beach salvage wood sign

I don’t know when I’ll make the 2599 mile journey to Lanikai again but I most definitely have a piece of Lanikai in my home now.

Happy Friday my loves!

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Circle Mirror Before and After: Upcycle old Wall Art into Something New

Friends you are in for a treat. I have a super fun before and after DIY for you today.I’m going to show you how I upcycled my Pier 1 circle mirror into a nautical inspired sisal rope mirror.

Do you ever get sick of your wall art? Where you are just over it… You can’t imagine it being on your wall for one more moment…? Me too.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

This post is a little story about a mirror I gave up on how I brought it back to life. With sisal rope. And a glue gun…

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

 

I bought this hanging mirror about seven years ago. I paid full price for this piece at Pier 1, long before I knew anything about my home decor style, or how much things should cost. I was a new wife, with a new [empty] home and I was desperate to fill it up.

So seven years later I was still hanging on to this thing. I had tried to get rid of it but for some reason it still sat in my garage for close to a year before I decided it was time to make it over.

I recently decided to decorate my powder room with a somewhat nautical/beachy theme. One day while I was out in the garage a light bulb went off in my head when I saw this mirror. How about a sweet sisal roped port hole looking mirror to hang in the bathroom?

Done. It was time to make it happen.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

This mirror was super easy to update because the little circle mirrors just pop right out.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

I cut out a cardboard circle as the backing for my port hole. After centering the mirror on the cardboard, I used gorilla glue to secure the mirror on the cardboard.
Sisal Rope Circle Mirror Upcycle Making Home Base

This is where the fun starts! I wrapped sisal rope around the mirror securing it with hot glue all the way around until it covered the entire cardboard circle.

I added a wall hanging hook to the back to prepare it for hanging.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

I decided to make two and hung them in the powder room. The rest of the room is bare still but not for long.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

 

I am in LOVE with the result of these sisal rope circle mirrors! And the best part is that I still have seven more little mirrors to repurpose. I can’t wait to figure out how to use the others!

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Sisal Rope Coasters – Easy Nautical DIY Tutorial

I’m sharing a fun and easy way to bring some nautical decor into your home today.

DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters.

If you’ve been around here awhile then you know by now that I have a love for nautical decor. It makes appearances all throughout my house.

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

This is a super easy DIY project that only requires a glue gun, sisal rope, and if you want a stencil and paint. Ready?

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

Sisal rope comes in this huge roll. I think it costs around $5.00 for a whole roll. Another reason why I love it, it makes a very inexpensive project!

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

To make the sisal rope coasters I coiled the rope tightly hot gluing them the whole way around. One great thing about these coasters is that you can make them as big or as small as you want.

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

The anchor stencil for the nautical sisal rope coasters was created using my Silhouette Cameo but you could use any stencil you’d like. I think a monogram would be really cute too. To ensure the paint didn’t bleed under the stencil I used the same Mod Podge trick I used when I painted my DIY door mat. I allowed the Mod Podge to dry and used a small paint brush to paint one coat of black craft paint.

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

Once it was dry, I gently peeled off the vinyl. The anchor stencil looks perfect to me and gives that extra special beachy feel.

Don’t stop here! You must check out these other sisal rope DIY projects here.

Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor

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