Coastal DIY

Beach Remodel DIY—Phase 1

Hi, everyone!

I’m in the process of decorating our new home in coastal decor. Join me!

It was completed in December 2017, and we moved in that same month.

It has white walls, white tile, and and white carpet. Some might think that’s boring (and you’d be right), but I also view it as Tabula Rasa!

My goal is to give a beach touch and coastal tone to each room/area and the porch. I’m going for chic coastal with tropical undertones.

What I’ve done so far…

Original Living Room:

ย Coastal Decor: Phase 1

Before we moved in, the carpet was replaced with tile to flow from the kitchen and because of one word–toddlers. I painted the wall facing the lake light blue and left the inserts white for dimension. I put a green OCTOPUS next to the door, and then a blue SEA HORSE on the outside of master bedroom to showcase the depth of the wall design. I’m still not sure about what to do with the area that’s indented towards the dining room. That will be tackled later.

Guest Bedroom Bed Revamp:

It started with a black Ikea bed and matching side tables. I painted them liquid blue (blue with green tinges but not outright turquoise). I then wiped the bed down with a stiff brush to give it that vintage vibe.

The tables I put in the laundry room as a temporary diaper changer because it’s a center zone in the house.

What’s NEXT!

Here’s a list of what I have to do:

Kitchen–Paint, Decorate

Dining Room–Choose a table, Decorate

Front Foyer/ Hallway–Decorate, Ceiling Beams

Front Coat Foyer–Decorate, Paint

Living Room–Decorate Nautical Theme Fireplace

Guest Bedroom–Decorate Nautical Theme

Kati’s Bedroom–Nautical Theme Decorate

Luke’s Bedroom–Mermaid Theme Decorate

Jack n Jill Bathroom–Mermaid Theme Decorate

Hall Bath–Nautical Theme Decorate

Master Bedroom–Decorate, Build “Vintage” Headboard

Master Bathroom–Paint, Beach Spa Decorate

Media Room that’s currently used as children’s playroom—Decorate Nautical Theme and change into Preschool/Play Zone

Back Porch–Nautical Outdoor Space/Fire Pit

Can’t wait to keep going and see where ideas and inspiration takes me!

Subscribe to follow along and please leave me comments and suggestions to help me as I put things together!




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