29 May, 2013

Seaside Style on a Budget

Slip Covered Furniture


Rather than getting rid of a shabby looking, worn out sofa give it a new lease of life with a slipcover in a linen or cotton fabric. Beige, white and taupe are all great colours for beachside living. A slipcover and some new scatter cushions in a mix of colours, textures and patterns will cost you a fraction of the cost of a new sofa.

Create your own collections



Instead of using expensive and impersonal store bought decor accessories - dress up bookshelves, hall stands and coffee tables with collections you have put together yourself.  Humble collectibles — such as glass bottle, screw top jars, seashells and objects found in nature make for a more interesting and personal display. 

Secondhand Books

books on shelf 

Vintage sailing guides and classic adventure stories found at flea markets and secondhand-book shops provide the ultimate escape on a summer afternoon and make for great collections on bookshelves - particularly when colour blocked. 

Recycled Furniture

For a fraction of the cost of new furniture - revamp an existing piece or shop around for a bargain from a second hand shop, garage sale or flea market. Sand it back, give it a coat of paint with a distressed finish, update the handles, reupholster and you'll have a treasured piece that is unique, tells a story and has plenty of character!
Melissah xox

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beachcomber said...

beautiful ideas!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I always find helpful tips and ideas here Melissah! Thanks.

My daughter just started revamping furniture like you're talking about. She's making some pretty cool stuff. Our garage is quickly filling up with her projects in various stages.

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