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Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Decor

We don't have a mantle to decorate as the seasons change, but we do have a console table in our entryway that can be dressed up.  Can you believe it's already June?  How quickly it snuck up on me!  I wanted to add some summer decor to our house, just some simple touches like sand and shell filled vases.  If you follow me on Twitter, you know I scored a 5 pound bag of sand at Lowe's for $3 on Friday so I could transform our console:





I used a piece of burlap ($3 a yard at Hobby Lobby) and frayed the ends for the runner, then filled some jars we already had with sand and seashells.  I purchased the shells a couple years ago at Pottery Barn during their "after summer sale" so they were super cheap.  I found this sand-covered sea horse at Home Goods for about $8.  Home Goods also had starfish garland on a rope for $7, but I cut the starfish off of the rope. 


I love using books in my decor, and just took the jackets off for a more natural feel.  The large piece of coral was from Crate & Barrel, but I saw on The Stories of A to Z, that Beth spray painted inexpensive colored coral from WalMart's pet department, and I thought that was a genius idea!


The bowl below usually holds Hershey's kisses!





The faux orchid is from Crate & Barrel.  I plan to put it in a shiny silver pot, but for now, I'm keeping it as is, looks more "beachy" this way!  And I didn't really need 5 pounds of sand for this project, but even at Lowe's the little bags (that I would've needed 3 of, were $5 each).  So $3 for a 5 pound bag it is!  

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38 comments:

  1. The table looks good!! I love the beachy vibe you have goin' on.

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  2. It looks beautiful! Love the runner and your orchid looks so real!

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  3. So fun! I love it. We have a display style coffee table that I filled with sand for my son's beach themed birthday a few years ago.

    I love the idea of cutting the starfish off a garland. Those sea creatures can be pricey! Love your beach themed console.

    Brittany

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  4. Wow! Love this look! So great and beachy for the summer! I want to recreate this myself!! :)

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  5. Love your new vignette!It's very casual summer chic!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  6. Mission accomplished Megan...it's perfect!!

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  7. love the whole beachy feel vignette its beautiful

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  8. Looks great Megan! I love all the seashells. Looks like I will hit up lowes for sand when I finally get sterling a sandbox, that is a steal!

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  9. So beautiful! Love it


    www.mommatotallyinlove.com

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  10. very nice! and great deal on the sand!

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  11. It looks great! And I love the sea-horse and all the neutral colors!!

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  12. No mantle.
    No problem.

    Such a great area to change up when you get the tinkling to do so.


    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  13. It looks great! I love the little starfish. I need to head up to the attic to get my summer stuff out. :) Thanks for the reminder!

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  14. looks great!! I have a beach themed bathroom so I definitely need to incorporate more SAND! - love the idea of spray painting cheap coral from Walmart! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. it looks great! I can't believe in your big ol' house you don't have a fireplace.. but then, now that I think about it, I never have seen one in your photos, ha! You did get a major bargain on that sand. :) Don't you love using odd ball stuff like that in your decor?

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  16. Love it all! This is what my house decor looks like year round! haha

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  17. I love this!! I am with Nicole, my house looks like this all the time too, evennn though I live two hours from the beach! So pretty!

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  18. Megan, this is gorgeous!! Love everything about it.
    I guess its time to get my spring faux eggs out of my candle holders.

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  19. Love it girl!!! I just posted about my sea shells yesterday- I cant believe its already time to pulls those out! we're gonna blink and its going to be time to pull out the pumpkins!!
    ps LOVE the little sea horse!

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  20. I love it Megan! Love the burlap runner with the beach theme.

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  21. So pretty!! I'm about to dress up my dining room table for summer... one of my favorite seasons : ) You always do the best vignettes!!

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  22. You are so talented! I must say!

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  23. That looks stunning!!! I hope you don't mind but I"m going to have to be a giant copy cat because I love this so much:)

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  24. your entryway console looks fabulous!! well done!

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  25. SO PRETTY! White is this seasons color! Good call!

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  26. what the stinkin beautiful!? i love it! so creative! We dont have a mantel either...but a sweet shelf that i need to get my booty on decorating!

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  27. Great before and after! I love the beach inspired theme. Very creative and chic! :)

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  28. You've inspired me! I'm gonna attempt a console makeover next week! Looks fab!!! Great job M!! Xoxo shel

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  29. It's gorgeous! I haven't decorated my mantel for summer yet either. Love your little seahorse! (And thanks girly for the shout out ;).

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  30. I also decorate our console table with sand and seashells. It's so beachy. I love what you did. Really puts me in the mood for the beach!

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  31. I'm in the process of doing this to my mantle! Love what you've done!

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  32. It looks so good and I'm loving the summer beach theme!

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  33. i love your table - so summery and clean!

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  34. love the summer inspiration..I dont have a mantle to decorate either with the change of seasons.. so I love the idea of doing that with the entryway table!

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  35. Great change for the summer season. I have a lake house that this look would work very well for! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is so beautiful! I'm eyeing that mirror, where did you get it?

    Mandy

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