Hangin’ Out w/ Kim @ Sand and Sisal

Each Friday all summer long I’m inviting blog friends over here to hang out with me and all of you! I love sharing favorite friends and blogs with all of my other friends. The more the merrier!

Kim from is hanging out today with us. She is seriously such a fabulous decorator and crafter and I’m very happy to call her a friend.


Hi everyone! I’m Kim from Sand & Sisal: where love of home and sea meet, and I’m happy to be here at House of Hepworths this week. I’m a southern girl who lives by the sea and loves to share simple tutorials on DIY, decorating, gardening and recipes. Today I’ll show you how to add a bit of a coastal flair to your décor.
40 KimNew Sand and sisal collage-1
You can add coastal design to your home in 3 different ways:
DIY ProjectsAccessoriesWall art.
Let’s look at DIY projects first. In my recent Laundry Room Makeover we decided to choose a beach inspired color palette of watery blues, Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams, shell white trim and ceiling, and natural sea grass and sisal accents in sandy browns. The Floating Shelves and Bead Board Ceiling give the room an airy and beach cottage feel. I love this room, but I still hate doing laundry!
Bead board will always give a room interest and coastal cottage charm. In my daughters’ Bead Board Bathroom Reveal, we added bead board paneling to break up a very long and boring wall. A shelf on tops lets the girls display all their knick-knacks they’ve collected.
Bead Board Bathroom
Do you have a plain mirror in your bathroom? This is an easy DIY project that makes a huge impact! You can dress it up with easy DIY frame made from PVC molding. For my boys’ bathroom, we added stone and sea glass colored mosaic tiles to make a Tiled Mirror Frame.
Decorate a Mirror with Tile
The second way to add Coastal Design to your home is with accessories.
Transform an old thrift store tray with some paint and a bag of sea glass to make a Sea Glass Mosaic Tray.
Sea Glass Mosaic Tray
For a more subtle coastal touch, wrap a lamp shade with a few rolls of sisal rope and some hot glue! You’ll have a beautifully textured DIY Sisal Lampshade!
Sisal Rope Shade (1024x1024)
The third way to add coastal design to your home is with wall art. Summertime is the perfect season to display a rope and Glass Float Summer Wreath.
Glass Float Summer Wreath
If you have collected shells from your past vacations, consider sorting them by color and size and then hot gluing them inside inexpensive frames to create your own color blocked DIY Shell Art. This wall gallery makes a graphic statement of color and texture that I love and it also brings back wonderful vacation memories!
Framed Shell Art
I joined the pallet craze recently and made a few pallet art pieces. Pallet wood reminds me of driftwood and easily blends itself into coastal design. Allison and I took part in a Blogging 2 Better Challenge where we all had to create something out of pallet wood. I made a Surfboard Pallet Art for my sons’ room and it inspired me to make more pallet art! This one below is my 4.5 foot long Shark Pallet Art. I can’t believe I made a shark because I’m TERRIFIED of them!
pallet shark
So whether you choose just add just a touch of coastal design with accessories or wall art or decide to go full out and take on some DIY projects, you will love the relaxed and beautiful atmosphere coastal design can bring to your home! Stop by Sand & Sisal sometime, I’d love to visit with you! Thanks for having me Allison!



See? I told you she is amazing and talented. I wish I could just move into her house. It’s so beautiful. She just has such an eye for decorating and good style.

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  1. Great post, Kim! I think your shark art is my favorite, but all those coastal touches absolutely call my name… thanks for sharing!
    Heidi 🙂

  2. Thanks Heidi!


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