Blog Posts - Beach Inspired



Working on the Beach House Path

It's been quite a while since I posted any beach house updates. We continue to plug along with projects, but we try to balance work weekends with resting weekends and entertaining weekends. Each year we improve the beach path a little bit more.
by House Revivals on Aug 9, 2016

Creating Art With Beach Treasures

If you drag home lots of shells and sand dollars from your beach vacations, here is a project that is fun for both kids or grownups. We spend a lot of time at the beach on the Pacific Northwest coast, and have collected baskets and baskets of she...
by House Revivals on Aug 2, 2016

Summer Decorating Ideas: Canadian Bloggers 2016 Summer Home Tour

Well hello lovely friends!  It’s been ages since I’ve blogged.  I’ve missed you guys.  So, when the lovely and oh-so-talented Christina from the DIY Mommy decided to host another Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, Summer Edition, I wa...
by A Pop of Pretty on Jun 27, 2016

Summer Decorating Ideas: Canadian Bloggers 2016 Summer Home Tour

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by A Pop of Pretty on Jun 27, 2016

Best Ever Smoked Salmon Fillets!

I don't do a lot of recipes on House Revivals, but every now and then, something turns out so amazingly well, I just have to share! My husband and I love to fire up the smoker on the weekends we spend at the beach house. We often hit the grocery...
by House Revivals on Apr 21, 2016

**WIN**Finn & Co.’s White Sand and Black Sand Luxury Fragrance Complete Line Gift Sets ($308) Review + Giveaway!–Ends December 15, 2015

The easiest way to brighten up a cold Winter day is to retreat to where there’s nothing but sun, sand and a gentle ocean breeze to rekindle your spirit.  However, escaping to paradise whether for the cost or time involved is not always a viabl...
by Nuts 4 Stuff on Nov 28, 2015

**WIN**Finn & Co.’s White Sand or Black Sand Luxury Fragrance Complete Line Gift Sets ($308) Review + Giveaway! (2 Winners)–Ends December 15, 2015

The easiest way to brighten up a cold Winter day is to retreat to where there’s nothing but sun, sand and a gentle ocean breeze to rekindle your spirit.  However, escaping to paradise whether for the cost or time involved is not always a viabl...
by Nuts 4 Stuff on Nov 28, 2015

11 Easy Holiday Gifts You Can Make

You are sure to find something for everyone on your gift list, in this round-up of easy handmade gifts. For the man who has everything, why not customize an inexpensive magnifying glass with a driftwood handle? The gardener in your lif...
by House Revivals on Nov 3, 2015

Colorful And Cheerful DIY Citrus Slice Frisbees

Beach is life! Summer is coming to its end, so I hope that you spend every minute you have there. Today I’d like to share a cool and simple craft for spending time on the beach, and it’s really summer-inspired – so fruity and juicy! To make the...

How to Tie Napkins Into Pretty Bows {Summer Table Ideas}

Hi guys! Since it’s Friday and we’ve all put in a hard week (fist pump), I thought I’d share an entertaining tip that’s so easy it requires almost no thinking at all.  I’m going to show you how to tie napkins into bows...
by A Pop of Pretty on Aug 7, 2015

How to Tie Napkins Into Pretty Bows {Summer Table Ideas}

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by A Pop of Pretty on Aug 7, 2015

Prettiest Gray Paint Color (Maybe Ever!): Behr Curio

Hello, and happy Monday friends! I am so excited to tell you about a new favorite gray paint colour! I kid you not, I stepped back from my freshly painted wall, and the heavens opened up, and the paint angels began to sing.  For reals.  It’s...
by A Pop of Pretty on Jul 27, 2015

Prettiest Gray Paint Color (Maybe Ever!): Behr Curio

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by A Pop of Pretty on Jul 27, 2015

Nautical Decor: My Summer Decorating Jam

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by A Pop of Pretty on Jul 16, 2015

Beach Inspiration: 8 Simple DIY Driftwood Lamps

Driftwood is awesome for crafting: it’s easy to find, you don’t need to pay for it and as it’s wood, you can use it for many items, from wall arts to furniture. Today’s roundup is dedicated to driftwood lamps, which will easily bring beach an...

A Beautiful Mess

As we head into summer, we are gearing up for lots of guests at our beach house. Entertaining can be pretty stressful, and I think we all pressure ourselves to "be the hostess with the mostest". We plan elaborate parties, with fancy de...
by House Revivals on Jun 4, 2015

15 DIY Picnic And Beach Blankets For Relaxing Outdoors

Summer is time of picnics and beaches! If you are planning to go to the beach, you’ll need not only a swimsuit or beachwear but also a beach blanket to sit on. The same is about picnics – not only food and drinks are required but also a good and...

Driftwood Magnifying Glass Handle

First of all, I want to start out by saying I LOVE this idea! Second, it's not my idea. I saw a tutorial for making a rustic magnifying glass handle, using a stick, by my friend Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage. I wanted to try her idea, but...
by House Revivals on May 19, 2015

DIY Rope Lampshades

New lampshades can cost a fortune, so whenever we can update the ones we already own, I'm all for it. Here is a DIY rope lampshade project I actually did last year, but in the craziness of life, if never quite made it onto the blog. Our old house...
by House Revivals on Mar 31, 2015

Getting Shelves In the Studio Attic!

We've been hard at work on the Attic of Shame. My husband and I spent an entire weekend assembling shelves, then we did it again last weekend. For each shelving unit, I had to go into the attic and clear the space for that unit, so all the heavy...
by House Revivals on Feb 21, 2015


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