How can i revamp my boring bdrm to a beach cottage look on a budget?

I have scrap materials for just about any decor. I just need someone to help point me in the right direction. Im a newbie to crafts and gardening and it scares me to think I can mess it up horribly. And that's what's preventing me from doing ANYTHING. =(
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  • Karen Karen on Jun 07, 2017
    Salvaged wood lends to a beachy feel. Inexpensive decor such as seashells, driftwood, etc. Casual bedding in muted beach color tones and flowy/airy curtains or bamboo shades, pillows for accent. Wicker is also a choice for a beach feel. Possibly a wall mural or large art posters.

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 12, 2017
      Thank you Karen for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it very much. I'm going to the beach today and hopefully will collect some driftwood and shells.

  • CJ CJ on Jun 07, 2017
    Paint it a cool beach color

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    • Lora Lora on Jun 12, 2017
      I always like the ceiling painted!

  • Do not be afraid to try new things. We all mess things up occasionally. The beauty is you can rip it apart and make it over again. Start small with one little project at a time, the more you do, the better you will get. Just pick a project and start!

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 12, 2017
      I like your attitude Naomie! Thank you for the advice and support! You're right I need to just GO FOR IT! and stop being so worried! The world needs more cheerleaders and coaches like you! lol thanks again!

  • Tammy J Kirby Thomas Tammy J Kirby Thomas on Jun 07, 2017
    Try not to let it scare you. I used to be intimidated by all the craft ideas out there too, but once you jump in, you'll find the only thing to fear is becoming hooked. LOL The beach themed bedroom is popular, so there are lots of ideas out there. Begin with projects that aren't so "permanent" and overwhelming. Add some accents to get you started, sea shells, driftwood pieces, maybe a beach in a jar. Pillows, sheer curtains, and maybe a small rug in beach colors you like. I think once you get started, your creativity will take off and you'll be pleased with what you can do. Good luck!

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 12, 2017
      Thank you Tammy! You have given me hope for my bedroom and a smile on my face! Have a great day =)

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 07, 2017
    Hi Shawn, You get your biggest bang for your buck with paint. I recommend painting your room a shade of blue with a white accent. You could use bedding to compliment these colors. Then use pops of colors with pillows and pictures. I think coral would be nice. Hope this helps.

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 12, 2017
      I agree. I have found a light blue paint at a local thrift store and will be painting this week. I can't wait to get started.

  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 07, 2017
    Hi Shawn, What you need is an inspiration piece, like a piece of fabric, a Seahorse, anything that you can build on. Using your coastal fabrics on a side chair and or making throw pillows is a good start! Just remember, this is suppose to be fun. Don't stress over it. Take your time and start within your comfort zone, then branch out from there!! Here's a link to some coastal themed bedrooms that you may like!

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    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 14, 2017
      I will...for sure! =)

  • Lora Lora on Jun 07, 2017
    I agree a nice paint color, and use some shells to decorate. Maybe glued around a big mirror, or made into a wind chime. I have a lot of them in a really large mason jar.

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 12, 2017
      Hi Lora! I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my post. I'm working on putting a seashell border on a full length mirror as we speak. Great minds think alike lol. But no seriously thank you for your comments have a great day!

  • CJ CJ on Jun 12, 2017
    Traditional white:)

  • Linda Linda on Jun 12, 2017
    Really great ideas....I would add the following: make a "new" lamp by wrapping and gluing rope around the base of a lamp. Also, anything nautical would fit in with your anchor or a compass, etc. Have fun!

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    • Linda Linda on Jun 14, 2017
      you are welcome!

  • Lynne Kernan Lynne Kernan on Jun 12, 2017
    I used a light blue for the walls and white for the ceiling. I had purchased a few things at a garage sale, the Goodwill and shells. I had found a shadow box and put the shells inside and hung it on the wall. You can make a wreath froman old one from Goodwill and rake it apart, then glue in moss from trees, thenadd your shells with a hot glue gun. It is very simple. Hope this helps you.

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 14, 2017
      Hi Lynne! Sounds like you have a beautiful beachy room. Thanks for the comments. Im getting started with the paint this weekend. Can't wait to show everyone. Have a great day!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 12, 2017
    Hi Shawn, I didn't know thrift stores sold paint. Did you get it at Goodwill? Or was it a local independent?

    • ShawnMarie ShawnMarie on Jun 14, 2017
      Hi Aljosjer! I never knew I could buy leftover paint till recently. Luckily my local habitat for humanity resale shop sells leftover paint. And i found a local church thrift store that sells just about ANYTHING you can imagine. I would ask around to check area. Thanks for the question =) have a fabulous day!