Monday, January 24, 2011

My very beachy condo decor...

Last July when I moved into my 'very close to the beach' condo, I decided I wanted to decorate the condo with nautical and beachy decor to celebrate my new location.

I had so much fun shopping for beach-themed decor online and at local Charleston stores. I'm very fortunate that the local Marshalls and T.J. Maxx are filled to the gills (no pun intended) with beachy items.

I had every intention of taking photos of my finished spaces, but Halloween arrived and much of this decor was replaced with Halloween decorations. Then it was Christmas...

And then finally things were back to normal and I could take some photos and share them on the blog... here are pictures from the main living space of the condo where my favorite decor is located. The bathrooms carry on the beach theme, but aren't nearly as interesting as the main rooms.

I love walls with different frames scattered across it and tried to create a mini version of this on one of my walls - I bought a pack of Charleston notecards from a local shop that were on clearance and framed them in clearance frames from T.J. Maxx. And yes, that would be my thermostat framed, lol. The table runner over the dresser is made from straw placemats (also on clearance) from Target that I connected together with twine I bought at Lowes.

I've collected a few Ernest Lee palm tree paintings over the years, and they worked perfectly with my decor. Ernest Lee is an eclectic artist that roams Columbia, SC - nicknamed the 'chicken man'.


Remember this post where I had a decor dilemma with some tricky wall space?

Decided upon wooden, blue oars and a DIY wreath... purchased wreath from Michaels and decorated with glued on bag of sea glass, also from Michaels.

And yes..that would be my Electra beach cruiser parked in the den. I paid entirely too much for that thing to let it sit outside and rust away with the salty sea air. While not ideal squeezed into an already tiny condo, the bike hasn't been in the way too terribly much... and I kind of love how it's right below a painting of a beach cruiser on the beach.

Hope you're having a fabulous Monday... even if 'fabulous Monday' might just be an oxymoron... :)

14 comments:

Carly said...

I love the look of your place! I'm a big fan of the blue and beachy theme.

We also have some Ernest Lee palm tree paintings in our place. Love his style!

Beth said...

love me some Ernest Lee...i remember seeing him on the side of the road selling his loot in Cola when I was college.

Angela Noelle said...

It looks great! It must feel kind of like living in an awesome vacation house year round. Very cool :)

Miss Southern Prep said...

Love it! I especially love that mirror above your fireplace!

DSS said...

LOVE it! Ahhh...I miss the beach so much!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Love your framed thermostat! That's my kind of humor.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow absolutely love this! It must be gorgeous to look at all the time!

xo

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this looks wonderful.I bet you love being able to see this all of the time.Awesome! I really like your blog.

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