Slightly Coastal Nautical Spring Front Door

Here’s a dirty little secret, I love looking at those glossy home decor catalogs as much as the next gal, but I just can’t force myself to spend the big bucks on those items.  Sometimes I buy cheaper stuff and then end up spending more to get the real thing in the end.  Sometimes I buy the cheaper stuff and it really works out.  It’s just a big gamble around here.  Today I am going to share one of the bargains I found at T.J. Maxx and how I made it more me.  Meet my new coastal nautical door hanger, with a monogram no less!

Nautical Door Hanger, Coastal Design, Coastal Decor, www.slightlycoastal.comIt didn’t start out looking the way it does now.  It was cute, just a little plain.  I spied it on an end cap and I will tell you on my way to the cash register another woman asked in a desperate voice if there was another.  Nope.  This was the only one.  My husband was walking with me and he said, “Wow, you are such a good shopper.  You should do it more often.”  Can you hear the sarcasm coming at you?  He’s a funny guy and I actually like shopping with him.

DIY Nautical Door Hanger, Coastal Design, www.slightlycoastal.comI painted some white stripes in a little bit of a haphazard way.  I didn’t want it to look too perfect because I loved the distressed not so perfect feel it already had.  I used inexpensive acrylic paint in white.  I didn’t tape it off but rather just eyeballed the lines to keep the worn nautical look of the anchor.

Monogram nautical door anchor, coastal decor, coastal, www.slightlycoastal.comI love the look of the monogrammed door hangers that can be found on Etsy.  I especially like the coastal nautical look.  Not only do I not like the price of them, but I just don’t have the patience to wait a week or more to get them in the mail.  I’m not very patient when it comes to projects.  I sort of get and idea and before anyone knows what is going on, the project is spread out all over the kitchen table.  I happened to find these wood letters in WalMart.  I knew the two different sizes would make it “read” like it was a more custom monogram.

nautical door hanger with monogram, coastal decor, www.slightlycoastal.comI glued the letters on and popped it back on the door.  To make it more custom took me less than an hour.  I am so happy with the result.  I think this door hanger will carry me through the summer with an addition of a few pops of red for the 4th of July.  I love when that happens.  Have you done a project lately that was just too easy?  I would love to hear about it.

DIY Monogram Nautical Door Anchor Hanger, Coastal Decor,

  1. Ronnie Gunn Tucker

    June 10, 2015 at 9:30 am

    The blog is looking great, Nancy. Shared you on Cottle & Gunn’s Facebook page this morning. 🙂

    1. Nancy

      June 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Thanks for the bump Ronnie! I’ve been loving your furniture creations!

    1. Nancy

      June 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Laurie! Sorry I missed you the other week in your sweet shop. I’m going to have to find some time to pop back in there and peruse all of your great fabrics.

  2. deezie

    June 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I just love this!!!


    1. Nancy

      June 15, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks Deezie. There are a lot of nautical type things in TJ Maxx right now. It was a quick project for sure.

  3. Tammy

    June 26, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Please put me on your emailing list! Love the site. Thanks!

    1. Nancy

      June 26, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Will do Tammy! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 Nancy

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