Originally posted on August 20, 2009:
I know, I know. I haven't posted the rest of the pictures from the weekend redo of our master bedroom. Mainly, because the finishing touches are taking awhile to complete. So, I promise, there will a Part 3 to this DIY project which will include the finished product!
But until then...
Here is a shelf that hangs on one of the walls. This is my "taste of the sea" shelf! Nate Berkus, Oprah's designer, says every room should have some element of the sea in it, so this is my bedroom tribute to the sea!:) I mostly wanted to do it because it obviously reminds me of the beach, which is one of my favorite places. One of the goals of redesigning our bedroom was to make it a relaxful retreat, and having beachy things helps to do that in my opinion! I actually really like the way it came out.
This is also a DIY project, because I kinda just made this wood into a shelf. I found this old piece of wood (that already had green paint on it and was distressed and peely) in my grandad's workshop amongst scrap pieces of wood! Then my dad had given me these scrolly brackets that he made and I decided they would work great with the scrap wood to make this shelf.
The hurricane is filled with sand, seashells (gathered from the beach), and a brown candle that has a neat basketweave design on it that was about $5 on clearance at HomeGoods. The driftwood my mom brought home from the beach for me and the starfish she bought from a little collectible store in Panama City. Lastly, the small print was bought on a trip that Ross and I took to Bermuda. I just loved it and wouldn't it be nice to have a beach house one day that looks much like the little white house in the print!
So that's the touch of the sea in my bedroom. Do you have any beachy items in your house? If not, consider adding something that brings the relaxful, peaceful feel of the beach right to your home!