Creating Budget Style Beach Decor

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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.

Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Looking better already and it’s only been sanded.
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
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.
Here it is, all gussied up and ready for some waves.  It has sold from my shop, but there is always more goodness on the way.
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
This project didn’t quite quench the need for sand between my toes, so I took it up another level.
 
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, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
During Christmas, I put the springs to use:
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
This time it was the arms turn.  With a little bit of sanding and some added dimension…
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
…some handpainting…
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
…those arms turned into this. A whale of a sign, don’t you think?
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
These have sold from my shop, but there’s always more goodness to be found.  Check it out!
Question is what I’ll do with the rest of the rocker.  Become a follower to see!



 What would you do with the back, spindles, rockers, and base?
Here’s more repurposed goodness for you:
DIY: Repurposed & Painted Sign Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesRepurposed Industrial Style Sewing Storage by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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5 Comments

  • Tabatha McCaffrey

    Very beachy! I love the shabbiness. {ChicByTab} xo

    February 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm Reply
  • Designed Decor

    I love it! it turned out great!

    February 28, 2014 at 3:19 am Reply
  • Deb Hrabik

    All of those projects are so great! Love that style,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

    February 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Jeanette@Creating A Life

    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!

    March 5, 2014 at 12:32 am Reply
  • Coreen ~ 58 Vintage Faire

    Luv your pieces and the name of your blog…perfect!

    March 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm Reply
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