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Tour A Bright Coastal Home With DIY Custom Touches

For the past week I have been visiting my sister, her husband and my nephew in sunny Florida! They moved from RI about two years ago and have been updating their new home since. Luckily my brother-in-law is a painter and carpenter so he has been able to complete everything himself. There is so much to see, so grab a glass of lemonade and let’s get to it! 

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Tour A Bright Coastal Home

With DIY Custom Touches

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The heart of the home is the kitchen and family great room. It is such a large, bright space with vaulted ceilings, cherry cabinets and a gorgeous terrarium window the entire length of one wall. 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom  As you can see, the window looks out into the lanai area with a beautiful inground  pool and hot tub. We’ll visit the outside shortly. There is so much to see inside!

Tour A Bright Coastal Home With DIY Custom Touches Our Crafty Mom

The floor to ceiling fireplace is the focal point of the family room. It is flanked with built in bookcases and a wood mantel. The 60″ flatscreen is perfect for watching movies with the family that includes the friendliest American Eskimo Dog, Bear, who really wanted his picture taken!

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Tour A Bright Coastal Home With DIY Custom Touches

The gorgeous seagull print over the mantel is from one of my favorite artists Craftberry Bush and you can find it here Society6

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

We went on a little shopping trip to Hobby Lobby and found these two gorgeous lanterns that have battery operated candles. We love Hobby Lobby!! Most of the coastal decor items in the dining room shown below were purchased from Hobby Lobby. 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The Mother of Pearl in the light above the dining table is so pretty and perfect for the coastal decor of this home. While the room is not used often, it is warm and inviting with a pocket door leading to the kitchen. The house is great for entertaining due to the open floor plan.

Tour a coastal home Our Crafty mom

This mirror is something I have been in love with for many years. My brother-in-law previously renovated homes in Newport and the owner of one of the homes was going to throw this out! Can you imagine? I guess she was tired of it, but it is such a statement piece, especially in a coastal home. The living room is off the dining room and houses a gorgeous entertainment center.

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom  

This is such a cool piece and I love the blue color. They use this room as a guest room when people visit, as it has a pull out couch and the flatscreen doesn’t hurt either! Most of the furniture was purchased in Florida and has beautiful weathered wood finishes like this piece in the entryway.

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Of course I had to have something handmade for my sister, so I made her this Starfish Wreath that looks great in the entryway. 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

You can see how I made it here . Let’s head into the master bedroom, which the homeowners just completely updated,  including a master bath that my daughter could not stop talking about! 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The soft shades of blue really add to the relaxing atmosphere in this room, which was just painted. The gorgeous floors were also installed by the homeowners.

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The nailhead trim headboard is another lovely piece and don’t even get me started on this slipper chair!  I so wanted to bring it home with me!!

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The coastal decor continues throughout this space making the flow from room to room so effortless. 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom  

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The master has a private patio perfect for a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night! 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

As we continue into the master bathroom, you will see why this is my daughter’s favorite space! Hello gorgeous silver metallic vanity!!

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

There was a closet leading into the master bathroom that was not needed, so the homeowners took the doors off and it became the perfect spot for a vanity for my sister! This is a great DIY tip if you are lucky enough to have an unused closet. They also added shelves to the side walls for added storage. 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Check out the fabulous lighting in this master bathroom:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The cut crystal casts the most beautiful glow on the ceiling and I have to point out the floors that were also just installed:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Here is another simple but effective way to update a builder grade bathroom mirror. Just add decorative molding around all sides to make it appear custom as the homeowners did here:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

The old tile was ripped out and updated here:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Of course Florida Living is all about the outdoor spaces that can pretty much be used year round, as long as you can stand the heat. This outdoor space is so inviting and another great space for entertaining. Let’s start with the main area off the family room into the lanai: 

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Large ceiling fans help with the heat and there is a hot tub as well. In the background you will see the patio off the master. The homeowners did a ton of work on the landscaping which really shows in this beautiful space:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

This sun deck is perfect for catching some rays. My brother-in-law built the fabulous pergola as well as the benches around the fire pit:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

There is an outdoor shower to wash the sand off after a day at the beach:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Banana anyone:

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

tour a bright coastal home with diy custom touches our crafty mom

Tour A Bright Coastal Home With DIY Custom Touches Our Crafty Mom

Several times a day these beautiful cranes stop by for a visit and some birdseed. They are so elegant and we looked forward to their visit! I can’t leave out another bird friend that we enjoyed visiting this week- meet Bird:

Tour A Bright Coastal Home With DIY Custom Touches Our Crafty Mom

He spent most of the time sitting on someone’s shoulder and talking or literally copying our laughter. This bird is a trip! I hope you enjoyed this Tour of a Bright Coastal Home. If so, please pin the photo below and share with your friends.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Monday 28th of August 2017

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I could live here very easily with pleasure. Love the colors and those cabinets are to die for. Thanks for sharing with me and the #HomeMattersParty :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Emily

Friday 25th of August 2017

i Loveseeing what other homes look like, thanks so much for sharing this. #HomeMattersParty

Amber Harrop

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

What a lovely airy house, I love coastal homes

Nicole

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

What a lovely home! There are so many unique coastal decor ideas throughout without being overwhelming. Thanks for giving us the grand tour! #HomeMattersParty

Leanna

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

Beautiful coastal home. But honestly all I need to love it is those amazing palms. Beautiful home.