Monday, July 15, 2013

Beach Fence and Sailboat Summer Mantel

Craftiments: Beach Fence Summer Mantel

Nothing shouts sunshine and relaxation like nautical decor. It's my go-to theme when decorating my mantel for summer and this year is no different. Would you like to take the tour?

On the left I placed a wood seashell on a stand. This was a gaudily glittered, thrift store purchase that I repainted cream with gold highlights. I added a sea urchin, a conch shell....

sea urchin, conch shell, mason jar of seashells

.... and a vintage mason jar filled with small seashells.

vintage mason jar filled with seashells

The focal point of the mantel is this beach fence photo display inspired by Pottery Barn's beach fence wall decor. Any guesses what it's made of?

beach fence photo display

Eight 69¢ yardsticks, wood glue, some wire, and a bit of white wood stain! It cost a tiny fraction of PB's $79 plus shipping.

yardsticks

On it I displayed favorite pictures from our past beach vacations. For the look of Instagram photos, I cropped them square and added a white border.

beach fence photo display

I sewed a simple bunting from red, white, and blue fabric scraps.

simple bunting sewn from fabric scraps

And found the vintage sailboat and seashell images on The Graphics Fairy.

beach fence photo display

A large starfish accompanies a bunch of babies in an apothecary jar.

starfish in a jar

Reaching the other end of the mantel, I displayed my driftwood sailboat and two cone shells.

driftwood sailboat

One last look...

Craftiments:  Beach Fence Summer Mantel


I am ready to feel the sun on my hair and the sand between my toes, how about you?





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20 comments :

  1. Love your beachy mantel! Pinning:) I've been meaning to post my beachy picture holder but haven't finished it! I want to make a sail boat too:) Thanks for the inspiration! I pinned fabric flower refashion to Make it Pretty. Stop by

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  2. Such a cute idea! I would have never guessed you made the fence from yard sticks. I love PB too, but those price tags are a bit ridiculous.

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  3. I love the use of the fence, and the shells in the mason jar look great!

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  4. Such an adorable display! I love the fence with the adorable bunting and the beach photos added... that little sailboat is adorable too. Great job! I soooo wish I had a mantel to decorate!!

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  5. Just love this- what a wonderful fresh nautical display and using yard sticks is genius! I like yours far better than pottery barn's :)

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  6. I love it. I'm newer follower from Fluster's Creative Muster - Party.
    Have a nice day
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  7. Love your mantel! My current project is a poolhouse makeover and this gives me inspiration! I featured you as one of my favorite picks from Co-Hosting Take a Look Tuesday at SugarBee Crafts!
    http://onekriegerchick.com/2013/07/17/take-a-look-tuesday-party-features/
    Have a Happy Day!
    ~Ariean

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  8. Your mantel is so lovely, I adore your driftwood sailboat!
    Baci Cristina

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  9. I just love the calming beach colors you added to the mantle. I bet you can almost hear the water!

    Thank you for linking this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I will be featuring this at the Top 10 Favorites post that will go live on Monday morning.

    Cynthia at Feeding Big

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  10. Love it! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-59.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. Your beach mantel is so serene and pretty ... I love the fence. I featured it this week at the Project Inspire{d} link party.

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  12. You are making me miss the beach!! What a gorgeous mantel! I love the fence and the giant wooden shell!

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  13. Nice nautical decor! I like how everything is on the fence. The jar of shells and the sailboat look really nice.

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  14. Hi, Kirsten, Featured and PINNED!! Best wishes for a great weekend. Linda

    www.craftsalamode.com

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  15. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  16. I featured your mantel at this week's Submarine Sunday link party! :-)

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  17. Still in love with your mantle! Please share it at our Make Along Monday Nautical Party!
    http://onekriegerchick.com/2013/07/29/make-along-monday-link-up-your-nautical-projects-2/
    Happy Day!
    ~Ariean

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