Coastal Fall Decor

I like to incorporate coastal colors into my fall decor. I gave an old wire basket with candle vases a makeover to fit in with my decor.
The basket was in good shape and it would fit in well with farmhouse decor, but not so much with my coastal decor.
It has five glass vases for holding candles. They were tinted, green, orange and this yellowish green color.
It only took a few minutes to change the look. I used Waverly Chalk paint to change them to green and blue. I used Celery for green and Agave for blue. I gave them each two coats.
That looked much better, but I wanted to add a little more to them. I used 5/8 inch jute/nylon ribbon to wrap around each container. I hot glued the ribbon to the back side.
I still wasn’t quite pleased with how it looked along with my other coastal fall decor pieces. I decided that painting the basket was the way to give it a look that would blend in better.
I liked this much better. It's placed on top of my wine bar along with some pumpkins. The blue, green and white colors look great there.
I used the same green paint that I used for the vases to give a quick coat of paint to an orange wooden pumpkin. It’s not glued on because who knows what I might want to use this basket for in the future.
I added a milk glass vase with some stems to sit on the bar behind the basket. I like to have something with some height there to hide a phone cord that falls against the wall. Some LED candles finish off the look
It now fits in great with my other coastal fall decor. This is next to my breakfast nook which is done in a coastal style, too. A little paint goes along way in making anything suit your own style.
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Suggested materials:

  • Chalk Paint
  • Wire basket
  • Jute Ribbon
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2 questions
  • Emmawilliams1
    on Sep 15, 2016

    was the wire basket a thrift store find or where? thx!! so cute!! I am farmhouse style...

  • Connie Forte
    Connie Forte
    on Sep 23, 2018

    I have a guest bathroom that I'm doing a coastal look in. What is the stuff called that is in the vase? It's very pretty. I have willow stems; would those look good in a vase for a coastal look?

    • I'm not sure what it's called. They were stems that were purchased at the Dollar Tree back when I made this. I think willow stems would look great. Anything with some height would work well.

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