Glass lamps from Circa Lighting are filled with sand from a nearby beach for a coastal touch. Beyond the seating area, a 30-foot-wide telescoping glass door allows for an unobstructed path to the pool.
Trim your plant as needed to maintain its size, and remove any flowers when they fade. Looking for more plants to grow in a terrarium? Calvo suggests Alpine water fern (Blechnum penna-marina), Baby’s tears (Soleirolia soleirolii), Dwarf crisped fern (Dryopteris affinis ‘Crispa Gracilis’), Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) and Artillery plant (Pilea glauca ‘Aquamarine’).
Use the end of the paintbrush to hold the leaves out of the way, Rose says, and add more layers of colored sand until the plant's roots are covered. Use the brush bristles to gently clean sand or sand dust from the plant. Clean the inside and outside of the vase.
To create visual interest, the designers utilized extreme proportions and contrast. In this casual dining nook, oversized sand dollars make a splash on the dark gray walls. Red stools deliver a shot of energy.
This single family home in Edgartown, Mass., uses white, blue and sandy hues to complement its coastal location. A plush sofa, two armchairs and a round coffee table anchor the living room and create a comfortable spot for receiving visitors.
Mix summer memories in with your holiday decorations this year by stringing sand dollars, starfish and shells onto narrow rope or twine. To attach the starfish, carefully drill a small hole near the end of one arm then slide the twine through. Just loop the twine through the hole on each sand dollar and attach shells either by tying them on or with a dollop of hot glue.
Take your time sanding down all of the surfaces you are going to paint; this will help the paint adhere to the surface, and a nice smooth finish will look and feel best in the end. If you have some really rough spots, start with 80-grit sandpaper, then work your way to 120.
Start with a 120-grit pad on your sander; if it doesn’t get through the grayed surface of the wood immediately, change to 80. 80 grit will sand off a lot of material, so err on the safer side and start with 120. Make sure to sand with the grain as best you can. Once you have finished sanding all surfaces, wipe the piece clean with a damp cloth to get all of the dust off.