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Our PNW Beach House Patio Makeover Plan

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Home Decor, Our Home, Our Beach HouseAnneke McConnell

Our beach house is relatively tiny and living in the Pacific Northwest Seattle area means that when it's warm and sunny outside, you want to make the most of it!  Updating our patio space for the Summer has been "on deck" for awhile now, and I'm so excited to share more of the transformation on Instagram as this plan comes to life! Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

1. The patio is an extension of our home, but also where we really spend A LOT of our time during the Summer months June-September. The weather is typically between 70s and 80s and perfect for playing outside, beach activities, walks, kayaking, boating, outside dining, etc.

 

2. We LOVE to have people over to hang out, eat good food, let the kids play, etc.  Updating our patio dining area has been HUGE on my wishlist for the past couple of years, so I'm pretty excited about this new outdoor dining set to welcome family and friends alike. With the added space, we can host larger groups than other times of the year when it's gray and rainy outside.

 

3. We're a "down to earth" kind of family and things can get messy, so whatever we planned for the patio had to accommodate fishing activities (the fire pit area is also where we'll need a spot for bait boxes, coolers, etc. as we come and go during launching).  Our kiddos and their friends are also often running across the deck from one house to the next or from the beach side of the house to the street/back lot side. Sand is flying, rock treasures abound, etc. and so I've been brainstorming design ideas to make this patio a happy balance between a "beautiful and calm oasis" to "family-friendly fun zone". :-)

 

Some of the items in today's design we already own (like the outdoor sectional) and others are on order slowly arriving one by one.  This will definitely be completed in a few phases.  

Let's dive into the design plan for the three different sections of the patio: the lounge area, the dining area, and the fire pit area (also right off the boat ramp and multipurpose utility area).

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BEACH HOUSE PATIO LOUNGE AREA

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BEACH HOUSE PATIO DINING AREA

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BEACH HOUSE PATIO FIRE PIT AND UTILITY ZONE AREA

Beach House Patio Makeover

Foldable adirondack chairs were a MUST for this space since we need to be able to move everything out of the way for fishing gear at different times. 

 

There can definitely be more components when it comes to an outdoor space since they may be multiple "zones" you're working with.  This kind of feels like three rooms in one. :-)  We're excited to share the process and how it all comes together, and hopefully it inspires you and gives you ideas for your own patio or porch space!

I'll share updates as we move along (hopefully writing more too)! It's crazy town here at the end of the school year!! xoxo

 

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

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DIY IKEA MIRROR MAKEOVER

DIY, Home Blog Posts, Our Beach House, PaintingAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! You have been sharing so much amazing feedback on the Beach House Vacation Rental! I'm so glad it is inspiring you to plan a trip with some girlfriends, because it really is a special time to connect and recharge. :-)

Back when I shared our Master Bedroom Makeover plan, I didn't include two things in the design board.  One was a dresser that we already had (I had previously painted it Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite with Dark Wax) and am almost done making over into a classic coastal white beauty. More on that makeover soon!

Today's DIY makeover post is all about the other item, an IKEA Songe mirror (no longer sold). The original finish was a silver which we spray painted gold for my daughter's bedroom makeover.  Now that the mirror was moved into our bedroom, I wanted to give it an update since we were going for a casual coastal, but sophisticated vibe.

Here's how it turned out and I have to say I am so in love with it!

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The process was simple, layering a couple of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors using a dry brush technique. That is one of my favorite finishes to get a beach coastal look. 

 

To get the look I used:

Purdy Cub Angle Brush

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen

Annie Sloan Clear Wax

220 Grit Sandpaper

 

DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover by Anneke McConnell

I love how the gold from the previous makeover is peeking through! One of my favorite color mixes is gray and gold. I'm pretty happy with the details when you look close!

DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover by Anneke McConnell
 
DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover with Anneke McConnell
 
DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover with Anneke McConnell
 
DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover with Anneke McConnell

More details coming soon on our entire Beach House Master Bedroom Makeover! It's been such a fun process to pull it all together.  The Serena & Lily rug is currently 30% off with all other rugs site wide which is a HUGE discount for a rug that's so versatile and durable - we LOVE it!!!

 

DIY IKEA Mirror Makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 

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DIY Mirror Makeover Using Chalk Paint

 

If you're interested in learning how to CREATE YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE, I have a quick and easy guide to get you started with the basics. You CAN do it, and the more you learn, the more fun it is! Click below to have it sent to your inbox.

 

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

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Nordstrom

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ASOS

Revolve

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Amazon (my go-to for books and kitchen/home essentials. One of my fave books is Essentialism!)

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Beach House Master Bedroom Makeover Idea

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, Master Bedroom, Our Beach HouseAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! Today's edesign is a little personal as it's the first concept for our very own Master Bedroom at the Beach House. To say I'm excited is an understatement!

Without going into it too much right now, fingers crossed we'll be building a couple houses this upcoming year, one to move in to and one to sell.  Come follow along on instagram, because you can bet I'll be sharing ALL about the process in stories! We're still finalizing some reports and backend logistics, but so far everything is pointing in the right direction. I'm anxiously waiting to meet up with our architect!

Now.....I have to be clear. We are NEVER getting rid of our Beach House.....never ever EVER. There's a lot more to the story behind why building is the right move for us, and hopefully I can share that in time, but the homes will be relatively close by, and I'll share more as details unfold.

Right now we really want to get back to that feeling in our beach house of when we had it listed as a simple, uncluttered vacation rental home, and as a family of five, that can be challenging in a space with little built-in storage and under 2000 square feet.  The decorating process has been slower than I'd like with this home, and we've played musical rooms more times than I can count, but that's ok. If anything, making a house a home IS a process.  We're putting A LOT into these big build projects, so this makeover is on the relatively affordable side.

Here's the plan for the beach house master bedroom!

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Houzz Sonneman 1-Light Palo Wall Lamp in Black Brass / Houzz Beige Upholstered Diamond Tufted Wingback Bed / McGee & Co. SEASCAPE 2 Artwork / Target White Linen Look Curtains (10 colors available) / Bed Bad & Beyond European Pillow Sham in Navy/White / Serena & Lily Addie Stripe Tassel Pillow Cover / Target Cream Paisley Throw Pillow / Brass Hat or Purse Wall Hooks / Bed Bath & Beyond Blue Paisley Duvet Cover Set / Pottery Barn Chunky Wool & JUTE Rug in Natural (also available in gray) / Live Fiddle Fig Leaf Plant / Joss and Main 3-Piece Seagrass Basket Set / Target Gilford Gray Desk / Houzz Claudia Fabric Dining Chair 

 

A couple notes:

1. Over time, I've learned what really makes me happy, and it comes down to neutrals with navy and deep greens.  I want our bedroom to feel open and airy, yet grounded and calm.

2. There are a few items missing from this design board like some new Natural Shades and Blue Armchair (I just ordered this today and am so excited about the price!), a mirror, dresser, art, etc.

3. We decided to try a desk next to the bed and use it as a nightstand as well.  We are also working on making a guest room more user friendly, and our room has more space to add a desk, so we're giving it a go!

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I'll keep you posted as it comes together! Thanks for stopping by today!

From the Beach,

Anneke

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