Pic: A Walk on the Beach

I  wanted to share this photo I took it the other morning on my walk. I just realized I hadn’t shared on here, and thought you guys might like to see.

Morning Stroll

It is amazing to feel the sand between your toes and listen to the waves crash into the shore. It’s a personal goal of mine to make sure I’m on the beach as much as possible. I’m so lucky to live here!

 

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Project: Making Furniture Beach Friendly | Part 1

Did I mention how excited I am to move back to the beach!? I can’t even believe it’s happening, and so quickly! I’ll be within 2.5 hrs of my family and have found a brand new apartment. It is very simply decorated with whites and grays; so, after much thought, my black and red motif is not going to work. While I have loved my elegant black furniture, super cute red couch and that beautiful painting of the couple dancing on the beach, I felt like it will just be too harsh for the beach.

Time for, that’s right, a make-over.  Be still my little DIY heart! Nothing that a can of paint can’t fix, but I did want to do this pretty quickly, as I am moving the the beach to frolic in the sand after all!

Part 1

Let’s start with the black furniture. Best bet, paint it all white. Maybe a little lighter to make give it an antique finish or have some sandpaper on standby. Easy. Why not stop on the way to Destin on the interstate? So that’s just what I did. I pulled over in Prattville and marched into Home Depot, determined to shake my color scheme up!  I found a flat matte paint, and picked out white.

Back at my parents’ house, the paint brushes and rollers came out, and the transformation began. Dad had some old tarp that he laid out on the barn floor, and I got busy!  I did have to apply two coats of paint to all my furniture, but it really looks great. The lamp was probably the hardest, and if you hit it just right it will chip. But all in all, the furniture with the new paint survived the move. Dad remembered to bring some extra paint when we unpacked in Destin, and did a few touch up jobs.

The only addition I will have is some cute new hardware for the drawers!

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