Today’s post is a double feature! It’s bluwaterstyle coastal Christmas decor, and I’m sharing my guest room re-do that doubles as my day studio. Yep, it’s a double feature 🙂 Come on in!
I love the galvanized Advent calendar with shell tags counting down the days ~ and helping to keep my holiday to-do list on track. Details on the calendar are at the end of the post.
I’ve completely re-done my guest room. Literally, the only things that remain from the original room are the carpet, ceiling fan, and one side table. There will be more posts with details on the furniture and organization options, as part of a series called #StoreStuff in January. So yes, once again I am flipping the order and sharing the room reveal first ~ and it’s decorated for Christmas!
The Hemnes daybed and Kallax shelving units from IKEA are the major pieces in the room. And lots of Lenda curtains that I posted about here while the re-do was in progress. I found crackle finish vintage look turquoise knobs on clearance at Home Depot. I bought a bunch for the furniture, and used them on a wall plague that makes a handy spot for hanging a hoodie ~ and a seasonal greeting.
The daybed is a cozy spot for reading, television watching, and relaxing ~ and leaves plenty of floor space for projects. Nothing says comfy like a big pile o’pillows.
This side table is the only furniture I used from the previous set-up. Sometimes I wonder if a rattan table with travel decals, galvanized metal accessories, and a vintage swimsuit tray is too much ~ and then I say “nope”, and add a pail of ornaments to the mix.
Bluwatermom and I found the burlap stockings the day after Thanksgiving, and that started the coastal Christmas decor. The turquoise knobs where the perfect stocking hanging spot.
And Bluwaterguy surprised me with the 2016 beachy Santa water globe. 🙂 Even Santa loves his toes in the sand ~~~
I collected galvanized metal organization pieces and used them throughout the room to corral project stuff ~ like this set of bins on a spinner tray. And for some reason I collect ampersands ~ don’t ask me why, I just like them. They’re here and there around the room ~~~
There is a TON of organized storage in this room now!
I balanced out the odd window placement in the room with Elfa shelving from the Container Store. More on the shelving install in the upcoming #StoreStuff series. There’s a lot going on here ~ organized and all within reach. Plus a gorgeous virtual beach view from our friends Jasinski Brothers photography ~ and there’s even a hammock in the top print! Definitely #HammockInspectorApproved ~~~
Can’t tell you how often I reach for these scissors and a piece of twine. It’s a small thing, but it makes me happy when there’s something pretty and useful within easy reach ~ and I reach for it a lot!
These adorable bristle trees, the seasons greetings sign, and burlap stockings all came from Michael’s ~ and took minutes to add coastal Christmas cheer to the room.
The turquoise cabinet and floor lamp are from Target. I’ve had the ceramic bowl for nearly 30 years. The slender sea stars are resin replicas, and I added some ornaments to the mix for seasonal shine.
This room is full of things I love, and I’ve enjoyed it so much the past few months. With a few touches of coastal Christmas decor, it’s my favorite spot this season. It’s a great place to relax and do simple projects. I am so lucky to have my full craft space, and this room too for the occasional extra project ~ like wrapping Christmas gifts!
I’ll share the room set up for a guest visit in January too. In the meantime, here’s a peak of more organization ~~~
It’s project central behind the door ~~~
Craft paints waiting for their next project ~~~
Scissors and ribbons within reach ~~~
Coastal Christmas Decor ~ Advent Calendar
1 ~ I found the galvanized metal Advent calendar last year at Michael’s, and bought it to go along with the other galvanized metal accessories in the room. I collected the metal decor and organization pieces for a year before the room re-do, and the Advent calendar was the icing on the holiday cake!
2 ~ Gift tags seemed an easy way to mark the days. Paper, cord and shells from the crafting stash came together in minutes. You could create your own calendar from fabric and still use the shell tag idea 🙂
3 ~ When I noticed the different shell sizes, it seemed perfect to graduate them from smallest to largest for the count down. I cut the square tags with crafting scissors for a deckled edge, glued the shells to the tags, punched the corners and threaded the cords. I was careful to knot the cords to a standard length so the tags would hang evenly.
4 ~ A spot of hot glue in the corner of each metal pocket secured each day’s tag. Start to finish in about an hour!