My House of Goodwill: Nautical Decor
It’s summer and this is the time of year I transform my home into a seaside retreat. Let me show you how I decorate my fireplace with a little nautical flair. I try not to get too crazy with the decor and resist buying any clam shells with googly eyes or go overkill with a collection of lighthouses, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s just not my thing.
The white and green vases on the mantel are staples on my fireplace and they go perfectly with the light color scheme I chose for the season. I added some sea grass, a ship’s steering wheel, a white coral piece and a rope ball to the mantel. The decor pieces which I included with the vases all totaled less than $10 from Goodwill. Pardon me, but I get so excited to say that.
When I saw the oar ($4.79) at Goodwill last week, it was light blue with 3 small boats painted on it and it had hooks for hanging. Since I opted for a more neutral color scheme, I painted it ivory, which will do for now, but I’m thinking some variations of gray might look good on it too, I also removed it hooks for hanging. With the low price I paid for the oar, I don’t feel guilty about making changes to it here or there.
The basket and throw are pieces I use throughout the year In various rooms in my home but I wanted to add some texture to the fireplace so I relocated them both to the hearth. Although it’s 100+ degrees outside, sometimes the a/c can get a little chilly and a light throw is all you need. I collected the driftwood from a ditch while vacationing in Colorado and love using it in different containers. I’ve been known to bring rocks, leaves, old boards, you name it, in my suitcase when I travel. The lantern and the rattan vase are some pieces I had in my decorating arsenal. They both get a lot of decorating time throughout the house as well.
So there you have it, just one section in my home which gets my nautical stamp in the summer. When I shop Goodwill year-round, I’m always on the lookout for natural pieces I can use throughout the year and especially in the summer when I transform my home into a seaside escape. If I’m stuck inside while the mercury is on overload I’m going to make the most of the environment I can control, My House of Goodwill.
Here’s to summer time!
The Goodwill Gal
My Goodwill shopping list:
(Prices are after my 20% off Goodwill of Central Arizona Coupon)
Light throw: $3.99
Ball of rope: $1.59
Sea Grass: $2.39
Ship wheel: $1 on Dollar Day