Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover When Your Home Is Totally Landlocked

My mom loves all things coastal but she lives no where near the beach. Her home is completely landlocked. Dilemma…How do you add that coastal beach feel without going overboard? I’m always leery when adding decor that doesn’t quite fit the region where I live. I think it can be done as long as you use an editing eye. Since we were needing to feel a blank spot in her family room, I decided this bench would be the perfect way to add a little of that beach vibe.

Easy DIY Coastal Beach Inspired Bench Makeover using chalk paint. 

Easy DIY Coastal Beach Inspired Bench Makeover. This bench works great when you are trying to add a little coastal to your house and you live no where near the beach.

First, I picked up a bench at a yard sale for around $20.

Easy Beach Inspired Bench Makeover

I love this bench but it definitely doesn’t give off the beach feel I was going for. No worries…everything can be transformed with paint!

Classic Home Chalk Distressing Paint in Nautical

I went with Classic Home Chalk Distressing Paint. You can get it at Walmart and cost under $8.00. It works great and is a less expensive option than most chalk paints.

Easy Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover using Chalk Distressing Paint.

I even let the kiddo get in on the action! You really cannot mess up with this paint so when Garrett asked if he could help, I was thrilled! It took 2 coats to get full coverage. Did I mention there was no sanding needed? Well, there was no sanding needing. This paint adhered perfectly.

Easy DIY Bench Makeover Steps

So, the bench is now painted. I know the paint was called Nautical but that still wasn’t enough of a transformation to give that beach feel. The spindles just needed a little something something…Rope! I purchased a roll of sisal rope at the local home improvement store for about $8.00. Well, actually the hubby picked this up for me!

Easy DIY Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover Steps.

All you need is your rope and a hot glue gun. I put a dab of hot glue on the back and bottom of the spindle. I ran the rope around the spindle and continued to apply hot glue only to the back of the spindle as I wound up.

Easy Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover using rope to give a hint of beach life when you live no where near the beach.

That’s all there is to this bench makeover! Seriously, can it get any easier?

Here is a list of the supplies I used…

  • Bench
  • Classic Home Chalk Distressing Paint
  • Sisal Rope
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Paint Brush

For around $36 we have a whole new bench. Plus there was a ton of paint and some rope leftover to be used for future projects.

I thought this bench brought in the perfect amount of coastal flair to a home that is completely landlocked. What’s your opinion on adding decor to your home that doesn’t quite fit the region where you live?

Easy DIY Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover

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18 thoughts on “Coastal Inspired Bench Makeover When Your Home Is Totally Landlocked

  1. Looks lovely! It’s great that you even had Garrett help?
    This is a great bench…we just bought a creekside cottage that I am very much looking to decorating- keep these great ideas coming!! ?

  2. Deb R says:

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE and did I mention ILOVE this bench. It’s one of those items I will treasure my whole life! Thank you Lacie and Garrett for my coastal treasure!!

    I wanted a bench for my mudroom, but hadn’t found anything as yet. Good thing since eagle eye Lacie is on the prowl. I am thrilled this bench is unique and large. It will serve double duty, pretty and useful.

    I may be landlocked but my love for coastal works with the pool. No roaring waves but if my grandson keeps splashing like he does I will have a wave pool.

    Thank you Lacie and Garrett for this wonderful gift!!!!

  3. I love how involved your kiddo was… its so much fun when they want to help! The rope definitely adds that little extra bit of awesome! I love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays… can’t wait to see you next week!

  4. Just popping back in to say that your post was picked as one of the features for the this weeks Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Whoo Hoo! The party goes live at 7am CST tomorrow morning… so pop on over to see your project and link up a new one!

    • lacier77 says:

      Thank you Sherry! It was a fun project and yes, The kiddo wanted to help too. He loves to jump in on anything I’m working on.

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