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Beach Decor on a Budget

Amazingly enough, we had a heat wave last week where the temps reached near 50 degrees.  Sigh.  This week is back to teens and twenties. So, how to deal with the winter blahs that are causing you to long for the beach?  Make some beach ambiance come to you by creating your own beach decor.

I found this oak coffee table / entertainment stand that was in need of some superficial love and a few adjustments here and there.

Coffee Table Before Turned Beach Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Damaged Coffee Table Top for Repurpose into Beach Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY TIME

First, it’s looking better already and it’s only been sanded, don’t you think?
Sanded Oak Coffee Table | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Then, the sunbleached stain we used on our master bedroom floors (head to blog post here) got me hooked and I decided to give a beachy feel to this piece.
Last, here it is, all gussied up and ready for some waves.  It has sold from my online shop, but there is always more goodness on the way.
Oak Coffee Table Refinished for Beach Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Rope Drawer Pulls on Coffee Table for DIY Beach Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
However, this project alone didn’t quite quench the need for sand between my toes, so I took it up another level.

MORE REPURPOSING

Remember my free vintage Morris rocker?  I know several of you told me to repair it and make it come back to life, but it was badly damaged and would have taken a lot of reconstruction to get it going.  So…it was time to make use of the parts.
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Not only during Christmas, did I put the springs to use, but also, it was the arms turn.
Repurposed Christmas Tree Topper from Rocking Chair Parts | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Next, with a little bit of sanding and some added dimension and hand painting, we have whimsy.
Making Whale Sign for DIY Beach Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Painting DIY Beach Decor Sign | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Who knew those arms turn into this? A whale of a sign, don’t you think?
Repurposed Rocker Arm into Beach Decor Sign | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Reclaimed Rocking Chair Arm Beach Decor Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
These have sold from my online shop, but there’s always more goodness to be found.  Check it out!
  • Larissa of Prodigal Pieces with Ruffled Boho Bag | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
    Boho Ruffled Bag ~ $55

WHAT NEXT

With that in mind, I have a question as what I’ll do with the rest of the rocker.  Become a follower to see!
Morris Rocker Hardware Upcycled for Beach Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Back of Antique Morris Rocking Chair for Beach Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
What would you do with the back, spindles, rockers, and base? Likewise, you can see the back repurposed to my garden shed HERE, and the metal hardware and base into a play table over HERE.

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In addition to leaving some comment below, let’s inspire others to create their own beach decor – pin and share!

Create Your Own Budget-Friendly Beach Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
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Also, here’s more repurposed goodness for you like this beach decor:
DIY: Repurposed & Painted Sign Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesRepurposed Industrial Style Sewing Storage by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Comments

  1. [email protected] A Life says

    The whales are just too cute!! I love the beach-y feel of the upcycled stand, too. Cool rope handles! Maybe since you’re on a bit of a nautical roll, the back piece of the rocker could become a beach-y towel rack of some kind? The spindles would be cool with cabinet handles on the ends, used to hold ribbon? I have no doubt you’ll think up something amazing for all those parts!

  2. Trish says

    Always look forward to your creations. You’re very talented and an inspiration.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the kind words, Trish. You do amazing work. 🙂

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