Showing posts with label nautical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nautical. Show all posts

Sunday, March 30, 2014

DIY Sea Glass Votives

Recently I saw beautiful votive candle 
holders in a catalog and I wanted to recreate the look myself...

sea-glass-votives-DIY-www.homeroad.net

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rusty Barrel Strap Cork Board

A 100 year old oak barrel was one of my
favorite side of the road finds... until it broke.

rusty barrel strap cork board www.homeroad.net

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Friday, August 30, 2013

Driftwood Wind Chimes

As featured at Folk Life Style Magazine
A basketful of gorgeous driftwood from my latest trip to the beach.


The discovery of an old weathered rope added to my 
excitement for this project...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Striped Enamel Pedestal Dish

I love everything with stripes.

I wear stripes all the time.... 
I have stripes all over my house.

I think it is the graphic nature of stripes 
that appeals to me.... I'm also a lover of red.

So when I found these enamel, red striped plates...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nautical Hanging Mirror

An antique oval mirror found at the thrift store
undergoes a major transformation.


This hanging mirror turned nautical with 
the addition of a rope found on the beach...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nautical and Rusty Mantel

Living near the water nautical home decor is a given....

My mantel is outfitted for summer

with some rusty gears thrown in for good measure...


Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Porthole Mirror

Nothing gives me quite the thrill as looking over a new catalog and finding something
 I like...

source

Nothing that is, except realizing that 
I have all the pieces and can makit myself!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Rustic Driftwood Picture Frame

Are you ready for another
driftwood project 
before the summer is over?

I built a frame using a very long board I found on the beach. I just love boards that wash up, they usually have such a great patina and everywhere there was a nail or a screw is the most beautiful rusty mark.


This was actually my very first attempt at cutting 45 degree angles with my chop saw.
I admit I'm a little afraid of this saw...


My cuts came out very well if I do say so myself... I glued and stapled each corner.

I used clamps going each way until the glue dried... You really need these clamps!


I drilled a hole in the top of the frame and added this rusty screw eye. 
The screw eye was actually attached to this board when I found it on the beach.


I added a picture of my in-laws 
circa 1959 with a heavy cardboard backing.


It's a very old picture with some awesome 
color distortions.



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Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Nautical Buoy Crate


After disassembling an old whitewashed gate
I was anxious to use the reclaimed wood...


This buoy was my nautical inspiration for this project...


I began by creating a box with the gate slats...
attaching 2 slats to the front as a partial cover.



When I attached the bottom 2 slats I made them longer than the box and cut the top to create a point.

Using a 1" hole bit I cut a hole for hanging...


Wood glue and screws make this box sturdy...

I used a long clamp to hold the boards together while the wood glue dried...


When the box was finished I used painter's tape to mask off 2 lines for red stripes...


I stenciled on a number, distressed the paint, 
and added a rope thorough the 
hole for hanging...


And now the old gate is a nautical buoy box...



 put to work in my bathroom...




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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Driftwood Buoy Stump

Imagine if you will, a 50 something, grown man
rolling a 3' high, 100+ lb. driftwood stump 
down the beach...


I told my husband I had a good idea for it,
he must have liked my idea or he never would have lugged this huge thing home.... 



He said "you know I could have lifted it onto my shoulder in my younger days"...
It's ok honey, rolling works. 

Anyway...

Now that it made it's way into my garage, 
I can work some magic on it...

I taped off 2 areas to paint stripes...



I gave it a black stripe around the center 
and painted the top white...


This flat area is what inspired me...


I cut out the number 12 for
my house number...


I gave the back of the stencil a spritz of 
spray adhesive...
and stuck the number to the stump.


I used black paint to stencil in the number.



I threw it up onto my shoulder 
and moved my 
new buoy stump out to the yard...
(no, only kidding!)


My husband loves it so I guess it was worth 
rolling it all the way down the beach.




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