Each summer our family heads to Ocean City, NJ, for a week long family vacation. There’s nothing quite like the sound of ocean waves. I also like to do a little retail therapy while I’m at the beach! The shops there are full of nautical and coastal themed decor! I love it, but I don’t live at the beach. So my home isn’t going to reflect that nautical or coastal style for everyday living. But, I do like to add a touch of decor with a nautical theme to my home in the summertime – like seashells and rope accents. So, today, I’m going to share an easy and inexpensive way to add a bit of nautical or coastal style to your summertime home!
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Nautical Theme Book Cover
Finding a Map for your Nautical Theme Book Cover
Laura @ Top This Top That says
the book looks great in your coastal theme. Is that year round or just for the summer? please try to find me at haven, I want to meet you!!:)
~Lavender Dreamer~ says
Maps look so great in nautical decor! I would love to try this project! Enjoy your day! Happy summer!
I love your idea, Doreen! A nice way to hide some not so pretty books. also, wouldn't it be fun to cover a novel with the map of where the novel takes place? Mark and brothers are in my prayers.
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Now THAT'S summer style. Such a swanky way to dress up a vignette for summer.
must love junk says
What a fun idea! Love the look 🙂
sew sweet vintage says
How cool! Pinned to my beachy board! I posted anchors away pillowcases to the Creative Party. Stop over:)
Jann Olson says
Doreen, what great décor for summer. Love the covered books. Thanks for showing how to do it. Been so long that I had forgotten how. So happy to have you share with SYC.
Do you have an inexpensive place to buy maps? They are often hard to find. Please advise me! Thanks. I love the map book covers. I now have three books covered in cloth in patterns to match my decor in the living room. Love to show books in a vignette.
I’ve always had a thing for old, antique looking maps. Making a book cover out of one sounds like an excellent project. Thanks for sharing!
Doreen Cagno says
I’m so glad you are going to give it a try!!!
Oh wow. This was from 2013? It seems fun for now. I remember coastal being so in style. I still have oodles of shells. I have old maps of my Dad’s. I remember covering my books plus my kids’ books with them. Happy memories. Thank you for a fun project.