Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Coastal Touch


seashells in urn for coastal touch
 
Since I started blogging last year, I have the hardest time deciding which style I like the best, which one I want in my home.  I get so confused!! There is some many beautiful styles that I do love but what do I want to be surrounded with? What style will keep me satisfied the longest?  I decided to STOP looking at all the gorgeous inspiration that the internet offers for awhile and think it though!  I asked myself, “What do you like, not decorating wise but what are my actual interest?”  Well, I love history, especially local and state history.  I love genealogy.  I love Louisiana, except for the hot, hot summer heat!  and I love the beach!
 
There was my answer!  I live in an area in Louisiana that is close to a lot of antebellum homes on the Mississippi River and it is steeped in history that I love so why not reflect that in my home?  I live few hours from the Mississippi Gulf Coast so I don’t have to go far to get my coastal fix but I can have a little bit of it in my home as well!  So I’m going to bring a little Louisiana coastal feel to my living room!
 
This little coastal touch was quick and didn’t cost me a thing since I had everything on hand.  I purchased this urn a few years ago at a yard sale.  I’ve tried planting things in it but it’s just too shallow so I’m going to spruce it up a bit!
 
coastal touch
 
Before it was gray with a whitewash finish.  I decided to give it a couple of coats of white spray paint.
 
coastal touch
 
You can still see a little gray peeking though but that’s ok!  After it dried, I used some Annie Sloan dark wax to tone it down some.
 
seashells in urn for coastal touch
 
Even Savvy said it looks cool!  I filled it up with some seashells and now it looks great on the piano!
 
seashells in urn for coastal touch
 
This is the kind of projects I like, quick and easy!  Drying time took the longest!  I’ve got big plans for this corner of the living room, I just hope it looks good when I finished!  Sometimes what’s in my head doesn’t always work out in person!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
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11 comments:

  1. wow. this turned out beautifully! it is gorgeous! i love the beach too and this is the perfect piece to showcase in the summer. love it!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  2. I think the urn looks fabulous with the seashells! And I think that it's great that you are adding some coastal touches to your home. I've been to Natchez, are you close to it? It was beautiful! I feel the same way you do about defining my style. It's hard to pin it down, I seem to just decorate with things I love. Maybe someday I'll come up with a name for it! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane, I'm less than 2 hours downriver from Natchez!

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  3. I luv the urn and sea shells. Asking myself why I have never combined the two?! Hmm.. thanks for the inspiration Tammy.
    Cheers, Gee

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  4. I love the look, Tammy. Beautiful shells!....Christine

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  5. Perfect! I have a similar urn... and a seaside theme in the bath. I have shells in a silver shell-shaped bowl but hadn't thought of using the little urn... until now! They will be perfect together!
    And hello from a Louisiana girl -- I'm not there anymore but certainly remember those hot, humid summers! (I'm a new follower!)

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  6. Hi lovely lady.
    How Beautiful is this with the shells...love it!! I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new " April Showers " I hope you have a Bless and wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane
    Your house on your sidebar is Gorgeous love the porch..

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  7. Love the effect of the brown wax! Please come link up my party http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html and share this post with us! Karin

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  8. I love coastal style and your urn with sea shells is beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. Love this look! I live near the coast so I am drawn to this type of décor! Nicole from southerncharm

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Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~