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!
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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!