We’re beach people. Well, not really. I do love the beach but hanging out at the beach is a hassle for me right now. There’s sand. There’s that constant scare of one of my babies being tugged under by Poseidon. But I’m still drawn to the beach and thankfully, that’s where we live. Sort of. We live within walking distance yet we rarely walk there (see paranoia above). But I look at the beach all day, every day, out my windows and back porch. I do love the beach. We have been slackers since moving and haven’t done much decorating at all in here. But that’s all about to change and I’m going to share it all with you.
Shabby, chic, beachy. That’s where I’m going with this and the treasure I found above this past weekend put a beach bon fire under my butt and I’m ready to get this thing started.
When I found the “dresser” at a local antique/thrift store, I also found a fabulously tacky piece of local art. I love it. You can hate it if you’d like but I hung it proudly and the pops of color make my living room come alive.
On our thrifting journey, I also came across this cool wooden anchor by a local artist. I could probably do all of this stuff by myself, but why would I? I’m helping the local economy and love how this looks in my half bath downstairs.
Possibly my favorite find of the weekend is this love it or hate it wall hanging. Yes, it’s an old window. Yes, it has rope, messy edges, and starfish, but I’m totally digging this in my dining room. And I’ve gotten so many ideas for creating my own beach art from this. If you hate it, don’t tell me. We can no longer be friends because I absolutely love it.
And then, when all else fails, stop by Walmart on your way home from thrifting to pick up a few groceries. When you walk through the garden center, you might just find an ice chest like this. Yup, this baby is now in my living room so that guests can ice down their drinks when they stop to visit. It’s rustic, it’s functional, and it was super cheap.
I’m finally starting to dig this new pad. It’s finally starting to feel like home. I’m bringing the beach (cooler and all) into my every day life and I can’t wait to share the “from bland to fun” transformation with you. Are you ready for the ride? Keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times ~ and enjoy the ride.
I hope you’ll come back next week to see if I decided to thrift for purchase, or thrift to do it myself. The world may never know. But YOU will if you stop back by.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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