I think I will do different blog posts for different things, since I have several DIY projects to show.
The only before pics I have were from my phone, the day I went to see it for the first time. I put those down at the bottom of the post. I knew I liked it, and envisioned just how I wanted it.
Since aqua is one of my favorite colors, the general look was going to be clean white, bright and splashes of aqua. And very beachy!
I'm only going to show the living room on this post, just so I can sort of stay organized.
This entire condo was furnished from Craigs List purchases (the large furniture) and most of the decor items were from Home Goods. Have I said how much I love Home Goods? I was estatic when I heard one was going to open up near me. And it just so happens, they have the most amazing supply of beach related decor! Woohoo! Score!
Every time I came out here, I'd be bringing another van load of items. The move in started shortly after I got my keys in October, and is
I also brought a bouquet of flowers each time from my yard back at home so I could enjoy them here at the beach too. That part I will miss, because I've since moved from my previous house and garden. Guess I will have to rely on mostly store bought flowers. They just aren't quite the same though.
Ok, here we go with the photo dump. But remember, this is only the living room. The rest of the condo will come later.
I love the bright sunshine that streams in through the windows, and of course it faces the Pacific, so I see the sunsets :) Speaking of sunsets.....
Ikea, throws and lamps from Home Goods. The triptych canvas on the wall is my photograph of the local beach. The condo came with the matchstick blinds, which were perfect for my style!
Peonies came from my yard. A little wide angle view below with my fish eye lens.
Isn't that seahorse lamp from Home Goods cute?
More flowers I brought with me :)
Decor above the TV. Fun to change this up sometimes.
This fillable lamp was from Target!! The pretty vase is from a very cool shop in Grayland Wa called Pomegranate. The coasters were a Christmas gift from my daughter :)
Beach decor everywhere! I got this blue wooden bowl at an antique shop in Oregon.Pier One and sells for $329. Guess what I got it for? $40......yep $40. Best deal ever! TV stand is from Ikea also, but I picked it up from Craigs List too for about 1/3 the price.
Burlap and Grain. The best part? It's right here in town- Ocean Shores. The worst part? They are only open part time- boo. They have cool beach stuff (like the candle I bought above) but mostly they are a blend of shabby chic, vintage french inspired decor. Which is what my new living room is being done in, so I will be paying them a visit every time I am out here :)
So now you've seen most of the living room as it is now- subject to change of course. Here's the photos I have of the condo before I moved in. They show all of the rooms, which includes the kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a laundry room. Future blog posts on those other areas.
Future posts will show the before and after of the kitchen cabinets which I chalk painted.
Thanks so much for stopping by......Sylvia Share