1.18.2010

More coastal decorating at Finesse Your Nest!

I gave you a sneak peek Friday of my new coastal & white color scheme for my living room.  I completed a lot more of the transformation this weekend!

I challenged myself to buy as little as possible, so with a trip to the thrift store, shopping in my garage and around the house, and a few cans of white spray paint, I'm happy to say that I'm under $50 and I think it's coming together nicely!

Starring Drew Barrymore (we were watching the Golden Globes when I took these pics!)

Ignore the electronics eyesores.... They are a total "work-around" unfortunately!


The square mirrors were a thrift store find.  $4 for the whole set!  They were dark brown originally.

Most of the accessories I had already (score!)
 

Those little jars & the artichoke statue were GOLD!
 

I had some shell necklaces, so I tied one around the lamp!
 

My $7.99 Thrift Store Lamp, was brown and ugly!  The coral was a piece I had.  Red originally and I spray painted with gray primer!
 

I love shells...
 
 

More shell necklaces draped over the tall mirror in my foyer.
 

All my bookshelf treasures were things I had or thrift store finds.  I made the lighted wall hanging at Christmas, but I love it so much I think I'll leave it up all year.  I traded the Tiffany blue ribbon for gray satin.
 

Ginger Jar was a $3 thrift store find.  The branches were mine, and I spray painted them with my new friend, gray primer spray paint!
 

I have a "thing" for Buddhas.  This one was dark brown and from the Dollar Spot at Target!
 

Driftwood from Crystal Beach with some little pewter bowls my mom gave me.   I put white votive candles in each one.
 

White beach glass on a sterling silver tray.
 

I used white plates I had from a broken set.  The 2 candlesticks on each end need a little something, but haven't figured out what yet.
 

A lantern I picked up at Target end of summer for $10.  The "W" was $1.99 at HL and I spray painted with gray primer.
 

I did a little updating in the dining room as well...
 

I've had these shell canvases forever, and I never get tired of them!
 

The centerpieces I made last week with the jute balls!
 

Shell & coral art pieces need to come down just a smidge I think.  I have another Buddha in here and the lamp was originally in the living room, but I think it works just fine in here (it was a steal at Homegoods for $20 - shade was yellow and orange so I painted with fabric paint. Easy!)
 

Not new, but these are the dining room curtains I made...
 

And another existing piece, but I think this chandy is my most favorite thing!
 

Still haven't figured out pillows for the sofa yet or the window treatments, but working on it.

Does anyone know where to get woven shades (bamboo, etc) in custom cuts CHEAP?  I checked Smith & Noble, but they are outrageous!  Any ideas would be appreciated!

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44 comments:

Maya said...

You have so many wonderful coastal theme items! Me? Not so many, but have an all coastal blog, ha!

Kim said...

Hi again Kendall! Your house looks great...I have a thing for Buddhas too! I also especially love the dining room chandelier.

You can e-mail me at kscotto8@yahoo.com...but I have to say I don't check it as often as I should! I go to the University of Delaware and I'm a natural resource management major, so I guess that's where the environmentalist bit of me comes in!

Stay in touch!

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

Love your coastal space!! We are trying for a coastal-inspired living room as well, and it's wonderful seeing what you've put together!

We saw woven shades MAJORLY discounted (talking $5 - when they were $75, which kills me because we paid $25 just two weeks ago!!) at Home Depot, but I don't think they offered custom cutting, if you need an odd size. Good luck!

Sheri said...

Oh wow! Everything looks so great, even Drew Barrymore. I know about electronics being a work around, I try to talk my Dh into hiding them and for the most part I win, but the the mass of wires and cords BEHIND the entertainment center kills me. I am very into chandeliers right now so I love that!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely decor and even more lovely because you did it on such a small budget. Now that is creativity in practice!

julie said...

looks great! even better is it was done the thrifty way! great job!

Kelee Katillac said...

Love the curtains you made! The band is just beautiful! Also, I like all the textural coastal materials. The driftwood and seashells are great!

Nice to meet you!!

Pop by....

love, kelee

Rene said...

Your updates look so fresh and the best part is how little you had to spend.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You've been busy! It looks great and you scored some fab deals. I love all your paint transformations. I'd love for you to share this post at my Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays! Hope to see you there.

Patti said...

I like how you placed shells on top of candlesticks - that's very unique

Lou Cinda said...

This looks awesome! I really love it!

Love a can of spray paint!! I also love the color of your walls...so pretty!

Lou Cinda

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous!

I was going to say to try Home Depot as well. They have a lot of sizes so maybe you'll luck out and find the exact sizes you need to CHEAP!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow, looks beautiful! i love all of your shell and coral pieces!

waldenhouse said...

everything looks great. the chandy. . . swoon!

Get Real Girl said...

Wow, it is awesome, I love it! Stopping by from the Girl Creative's Just Something I whipped up. I have mine over at UnforgettableChildhood.com

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE your wall color in the living room. Everything is just trés cute!! I am really falling in love with white accessories. I think perhaps it's the nice, fresh, clean feeling you get after all the color of Christmas. :)

Thanks for the visit. I actually felt GREAT this year after the bday party...not worn out or nervous about how much we spent. I think this is the way to go for us. :)

Thanks for the visit! :)

Anny said...

I LOVE IT! Its soothing and pretty without being summery at all :D

Vanessa said...

Great blog, and beautiful living room makerover!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The chandy is my favorite thing too - so pretty!

Cathy said...

Oh...I love all of your coastal goodies...one of my favorite decorating themes. I love the colors you chose as well...so beautiful!!!

This is my first visit to your blog and I love it...can't wait to return and see more!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

xinex said...

Very nice! Your home has a very relaxed feel...Christine

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You have done some amazing things with what little money you spent. Isn't it fun to play the "how low can I go" game? Everything is so creative and it's coming together very well. Good for you!

April Riley said...

These rooms turned out bea-U-ti-ful! Job well done!

::cottage instincts:: said...

Wonderful! So many easy changes with a big bang and not much moola. Good on ya! You have beautiful home :)

Glad you could Mi4M!

Meg said...

This room is wonderful and I am so impressed that it was an under fifty dollar makeover!

Those curtains are so great and the little touches like coral make this room.

Oh, and just an idea for what to put on the white candle sticks...what about those ratty jute balls you made?

barrie said...

woven shades? As good at this as you are, could you make some out of garden fencing???? What color are your dining room walls? They are beautiful!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Barrie - The walls in my dining room are Ralph Lauren Tribal Pottery in Eggshell finish. It's the color of bittersweet chocolate and I've never grown tired of it. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Kendall

Poseidon said...

seems the home decor is even looks better than the house ;)

marissa said...

love the mirrors

Heather said...

one word: SPECTACULAR! Please come decorate for me!
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It's funny; I've never thought about making my home a "Coastal Space," but I LOVE it whenever I see it anywhere else! I love what you've done, and I'm (once again!) inspired by the power of simple spray paint. Thanks!

Diann said...

Very nicely put together!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful home! I love what you have done in every area and in very creative ways! Great job!

Melissa said...

I love your makeover. I recently did my family room in a coastal theme. You were much more thrifty than I was. I spent too much on paint. I love the color you chose.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great little makeover!!!

KD said...

Came on over from Barb's. Everything looks great! I'll be back!

Melissa Miller said...

Kendell your home is gorgeous! Love the beautiful wall colors. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your gorgeous vignettes. Everything looks so fresh and elegant. You did a fabulous job repurposing so many things. Great inspiration. Hugs, Marty

The Persimmon Perch said...

You did such great job on the curtains. Lovely. And I think you have made your electronics "work" in the room. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

design_aholic said...

Kendall- It looks great!

Tiffany said...

This is turning out beautifully, I especially love the lighted wall hanging,and all that white is so clean and pretty! I love it!
Thanks for sharing and for linking back!
-Tiff

Kim said...

This is turning out so pretty. I never thought of painting over a lampshade! I will probably be doing that at some point now.

bec4 said...

Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful ideas on my linky party.

Brandie said...

Very pretty! That blue color and white is exactly what I've been wanting!

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