Monday, March 7, 2011

Driftwood art



When you live in a tiny town that you hardly ever have time to escape from,
you tend to get a little creative when it comes to decorating.  
Plus, when I know I'm only going to be living in my tiny studio for another year, it's hard to justify buying legitimate house decorations.  And as much as I would love to spend an entire day working on cute house projects, with school and work and whatnot, I just don't have the time. 
Sooo, I get creative. At least I like to think of it as creative. 
No, I'm not the artsy type. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately.
But, every now and then I like to try something new. 
So, since I don't have the time to do anything elaborate and we don't have the money to buy anything super nice, I've found a few uses for driftwood. 
Yep, driftwood. It's free, and easy to collect.
Beau and I go strolling on the beach sometimes and pick out the perfect size pieces. 
We let them dry out, and then wa-lah! Instant aids in house decorating.
Add a thrift-store vase, and there ya go!
Anyone else out there ever have to get creative?
I'm dying for some low-cost, quick and easy ideas.
Enjoy your Monday!

3 comments:

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so pretty! I really like the colors of that vase. :) I am not very creative with decorating, but I am obsessed with cleaning. haha Hope you have a great Monday and week!

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful! I especially love the vase, and what a great idea to utilize that driftwood :) I love home decorating. It makes me so happy!

I'm happy I've found your blog! I've really enjoyed reading your posts :)

Jenna

Camille said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not really blessed in the artsy sense, either, but I really really like mason jars. Things like this:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Z9ECRBfi1G4/TSUbsXRiYdI/AAAAAAAABA4/ZTbWS2FI34c/s1600/mason-jar-storage%255B1%255D.jpg
or this
http://www.budgetwisehome.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Mason-Jar-Decorating-Ideas-Twine-Wrapped3.jpg


Haha see...not very gifted :)