Stately may actually be an understatement! This gorgeous and quite lush seaside home, located in Punta Cana boasts an extravagant tropical garden, stunning antiques and a bath tub that if I got in to, I would never leave. Take the tour:
this. is. the. garage.
the grand room
i’m kind of in love with this bench and by, “kind of” i mean a lot!
the bath tub i was telling you about
I’m excited to share my latest DIY with you! This DIY is for a nautical rope tray which gives that perfect coastal vibe to an entryway or coffee table. I used mine on my entryway table and I love it! Not only does it help brighten up the small space but it always creates a stylish vignette with pieces I already had grouped together. I used the same rope from my other DIY, DIY Coastal Rope Planter. I had a bunch of rope left over from that project and still have some more even after making this rope tray. Not sure what else I can do with it, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. Check out the step by step to create your own nautical rope tray for your space:
DIY Nautical Rope Tray
- liquid stitch
- something to protect your counter or table
*Note for size reference: The first bend you make and how many times you go around that bend with rope will determine the overall size of your finished tray. I made a bend at about 1.5″ and my overall tray size was 8.5″ x 7.25″.
Step 1: Make the first bend of your rope and glue together using a line of liquid stitch. You’ll want to tie a piece of thread around the bended portion (see below) to help hold it in place while the glue dries. *Note: Make sure you don’t get any glue on the thread, this will let you cut the thread and pull it out once you’ve finished your tray. **Also note that you will not need to keep tying thread around every bend just one or two in the beginning.
Tying a piece of thread around your first bend after placing a line of liquid stitch will help hold it together while you work on your piece.
Step 2: Continue adding a line of liquid stitch as you move your way around. I only needed to tie one more piece of thread and the rest of the tray held together pretty well, even while I was still working on it. Keep going around till you get to the size that you would like.
This is what my tray looked like finished while drying. You can see the two pieces of thread tied in the middle. Once the tray was fully dried, I cut them and pulled them out from between the rope.
Step 3: (Optional) I added a short wall around my tray to give it more of a tray like feel and less of a large coaster vibe. This step is optional and if you don’t want to add a wall then your tray is done. If you would like to add a wall, simple start putting the liquid stitch on top of the rope and stacking it. Very gently press down on the stacked pieces of rope as you go around to ensure connection. This way you won’t have any gaps in your wall once the glue dries.
A closeup of my finished rope tray.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the wall height you would like, cut the rope and voila! your tray is finished! Let dry for a full 24 hours or per instructions on your liquid stitch, before placing objects in the tray or placing the tray on a table.
By now I’m sure you’ve realized how much I love a super casual home (and if not, now you do!) I love my home decor to have natural fabrics, pieces that are easy to clean and still look beautiful. I don’t enjoy living rooms that I can’t just plunk myself down in or dining rooms that are only reserved for special occasions. These reasons and many more are why I wanted to share this Australian beach home with you! Take the tour:
This outdoor space is everything!
Bamboo dining chairs? Yes, please!
White kitchens with rustic old cutting boards have my heart.
These straw baskets?/vases? are AWESOME
Bathrooms views of cactus never get old
via The Style Files
Are you ready to get crafty this Summer? I know I am! Today I’m sharing my top 7 DIY for Summer. My favorite is the DIY Kaftan (shown immediately below). I love the idea of actually being able to wear some of the beautiful fabrics I’ve been spotting! Check it out:
My latest style obsession is something I like to call, “coastal minimalism”. It takes a minimalist’s approach to the whole coastal home style. Part of why I’m loving it so much is that it’s effortless and allows for more space and light in a home. For that very reason I’ve taken on a huge Spring purge, in order to try and live with less. I started with my closet and literally went through EVERYTHING and was able to get rid of sooo much stuff that I just wasn’t wearing. I’m currently on part 2 of my purge, which means attacking the basement. I’m about half way through it and I’ve already found loads of home decor pieces that just aren’t my current style. My goal is that once I’m done purging my home of the things I don’t care for anymore, I’ll be left with everything that I truly love. When dealing with coastal minimalism, the main focus is on love. Only having items in your home that you adore and tossing out the rest. So if you love it, keep it but if you bought a vase just to fill a space on a shelf, then it’s time for it to go. Check out some more examples of coastal minimalism and gather some ideas from this beach home in Costa Mesa, CA.
Gain more space on an entryway table by placing sconces on the wall instead of table lamps. Also having just a few items that you love instead of filling the entire table, gives you room to unload as you walk in the door.
Placing plants in white or glass containers allows you to bring in pops of color while still leaving the room with an airy feel.
Don’t overcrowd a space with more places to seat than you really need. Being able to walk through a room without bumping into furniture can be a luxury in today’s world.
Bringing in elements like wicker, sea grass and rattan help incorporate a coastal feel with minimal pieces.
Not overcrowding the kitchen sink. When was the last time you only had one or two items surrounding the kitchen sink? I’m completely guilty of hoarding plants and fun antiques in my kitchen! oops!
An island that you don’t have to clear off before cooking, sounds nice!
You’ll notice that the colors don’t change much from room to room. Lots of white, pops of sea blues, mixed with greys and natural elements.
Stripes are a must in a coastal home!
via Rue Mag
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