As the beach season is almost on and in some places it’s on and everybody’s thinking about a beachside vacation, it’s high time to discuss beach interiors and adding beach touches to your vacation or usual homes. Today I’d like to inspired you to DIY some coastal-inspired furniture, and I’m sure that everyone will find a piece or two to rock.
Ikea items are the most popular ones for hacks of any kind, and here’s one of such hacks – Ikea Rast is given a beach feel. Rast chest is rather simple itself, it’s plain and not interesting. The author of this tutorial offers to make it whitewashed, which is traditional for beach pieces and add light blue prints connected with the sea.
Painting old furniture is the easiest way to give it a new life. This vintage desk was changed into a cool coastal piece in a beautiful blue shade, with a natural wood top and cool knobs, I’d say, glam ones. Such a desk is both rustic and coastal-inspired in one.
A cool round coffee or side table can be given a nautical feel with just some chalkboard and white paint! This table was painted black and then the author painted a compass on its top with white paint. Voila, so easy!
We all know that whitewashed and light-colored wood furniture is characteristic of coastal style. Build a rustic-chic dining table that features a glass-capped tabletop filled with sand, sea glass and your favorite seashells. Instead of a solid wood top, this table features an inset, under-lit glass top and coastal motif to bring additional life, color and texture to the project.
This simple whitewashed coffee table looks very chic and cute and perfectly matches the style. There’s plenty of room for magazines, books, cups of coffee but the profile is slim. Interested how to make one? read the tutorial!
A dark wood table with a round top was turned into a pretty coastal piece using whitewash paint and some mint-colored paint for the leg. A slight shabby chic feel makes it even cooler!
The dresser was old and solid, so the author had to remove all the drawers to paint them. All of the drawers slide in and out easily and smoothly though, so it was turned into a coastal piece with chalk blue paint and a gorgeous white whale painted on it, it’s totally handmade and no stencils are used but you can go for one if you like.
This DIY coastal cottage dresser started out as a thrift store find. It was painted light blue and white and the décor on it was painted blue, too, with a slight shabby chic feel, of course. This way the dresser looks much more expensive and adorable, don’t you think?
Watering down paint is a nifty little trick that can be very useful in these painting projects. Some uses of watered down paint is to make the paint more transparent or to give the project an overall washed out look, that’s exactly what the author did here for this desk, to give it a coastal look.
This old forged console was turned into a gorgeous coastal-inspired one with a blue top, twine and white legs. Whitewash the legs, paint the top with a shade of blue that you like and cover the part with rope or twine if you want, this is exactly the part that will make the console very coastal-like.