Link Up Now for the Beachy Vignettes and Projects Challenge!
July 21, 2011
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July 24, 2011

Winners of the Beachy Vignette and Projects Challenge!



Images: The Lettered Cottage

Now that we’ve seen the projects from this challenge, we can feel the sun on our faces and the sand between our toes.  Seashells, sand dollars, buoys, bottles, and more….what a wonderful way to celebrate the best parts of summer–with a trip to the seashore!

Visiting from Random Thoughts of a Supermom, our guest judge, Kelli Wilson, felt the same way.  She told us:

“After looking through more than 70 Beachy Vignettes and Projects, I’m kind of in the mood for a trip to the beach! There were so many fun and inspiring projects linked up, and more than a few of them got added to my To Do List.”
Let’s see which projects Kelli chose as the winners of our challenge.  (She offered sweet comments about each of the winners, which we’ve included in italics.)
#9 Beach Themed Mantle from Crafty. Scrappy, Happy
I love that she took a basically unwanted piece of furniture and turned it into a beautiful mantle. I love that she placed the two doors on either side of the mantle to make it feel larger. The oars, the framed sea shells, and the blue mason jars all work together to make this a really great beachy mantle. 
#1 Beachy Coral Bedroom from 3 Sun Kissed Boys
I love this room because instead of the usual blues that most people associate with the beach, she used a beautiful combination of coral and white.
#62 Coastal Style Master Bedroom from 3 Meadow Lake Cottage
This room had a very serene beach feel, and the personalized oars over the bed are my favorite part of the room.
#5 Beachy Summer Mantle from A Diamond in the Stuff
I love the vintage feel that this mantle had and the fun pop of yellow from the pennants and picture frame.
#19 Beachy Mudroom from The Thriftress
I love that she took a room that is a mostly functional space and turned it into a really pretty, nautical feeling space with just a few simple additions.
#35 A Summer Mantle from Cleverly Inspired
I really like the large black and white print above her mantle, but my favorite part of her display were the really cute molded footprints.
#3 Seaside Mementos from Sweet Something Design
I love the way she mixed metal, fabric, sea shells, and photographs all in one beautiful beachy display.
#16 Seashell Hide and Seek from Avery and Winslow
This is such a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy during those hot summer days. I know my boys would have a blast with this.
#48 Summer Wreath from Finding Home
The circles of twine gave this wreath an awesome nautical feel, and I love that she used a square wreath form.
#34 Driftwood Mirror from Michelle Paige
I love that she took her inspiration from a catalog and then made her own version for a fraction of the cost of the inspiration piece.
#11 Sea Inspired Living Room from Centsational Girl
I love all the great little touches of beachy things all around this room. My favorite things are the fun little fish on the mantle that her kiddos named.
The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects from the challenge, too.

#45 Shell Silhouettes Wall from Release Me Create

#12 Beachy Bathroom from The 36th Avenue

Congratulations to all of our winners!  You can pick up your winners’ buttons HERE.

We’re not through announcing winners, yet….we still have a giveaway in store for you!  This week’s sponsor, Bugaboo Prints,

is offering one adorable print to the winner of our randomly drawn giveaway.  (Entries from the giveaway were compiled from the challenge projects and comments on the sponsor feature.)

And the winner is…

….who turned out to be Commenter #9, J and J Home.


We’d like to give Brooke of Bugaboo Prints a big thank you for sponsoring this sweet giveaway.  We’d also like to thank our wonderful guest judge, Kelli, author of Random Thoughts of a Supermom.

We’re so glad that we got to spend the week with both of you!  And we’re especially grateful to all of you who entered projects into this week’s challenge.  We are  inspired by your seaside decor and projects!  We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with for our next challenge:

Images: The Pleated Poppy


  1. Marisa says:

    That green makes me happy too! One of my favorite coolrs. I need to do some updating too. We’ve had these peachy colored faux poinsettias on the trees for about 5 yrs now and it is DEFINITELY time for them to go! Just haven’t decided what to replace them with yet.Tracey @ Linus and LuLu

  2. Shut UP!

    I had no idea… I am moving right now and I think my head got packed inside of a box… THANK YOU GUYS… you just made my day!

  3. Thank you so much for including my project! What an honor!

  4. Always an honor to be included with such great company. Thank you, Kelli! I don’t know how you manage it all!!

  5. Maureen says:

    Oh WOW! I am so honored and flattered to be amongst the rest of these picks!

  6. Ohhh wow! I am so excited and honored and blown away that you picked my mantle to be in this fabulous collection of beach themed beauties! Kelli-you sweet words about my mantle mean so SO much to me, thank you SO much!

  7. Laura says:

    Thanks so much for selecting my wreath, so many great projects to be associated with!

    Take care,

  8. Paula says:

    Congratulations to the winners! Kelli had a tough job this week.

  9. I’m so excited to have my project mentioned! Thank you! What beautiful beach themed ideas–so inspiring!

  10. Sweet! Thanks so much for putting my project in the tops 10!

  11. Catherine says:

    Many thanks to Kelli for being such a dedicated judge. I’m sure she’s a busy gal, so I very much appreciated her taking the time to comment on my projects.

    Hope all of you have a lovely weekend!

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