Saltwater Sounds Wrap-Up

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been going on in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.

This and That…

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We had a Friendsgiving this year and enjoyed every minute of it. I have the greatest friends and they are all family to me. The food was so amazing!

And this is where we spent the holiday. Here are some pictures of my friend Lori’s house.

Her house was built in 1920, just like mine. It’s such a warm and cozy home.

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My corbels are finally up!

It has taken months but we’ve finally finished this project.

It all started with 2 corbel reproductions that were painted white as seen above right.

And then I found a vintage column and cut it in half.

We attached the column halves to each side of the kitchen entrance. But now the corbels were too small for the columns and they didn’t match.

Wood was added around the corbels. The original corbels were stripped where you see the dark wood in the center.

We stained them, painted them gray, and sanded them.

Glue was brushed on and we waited until it was tacky. At that point, we sprayed the corbels with white paint. As the paint dries it starts crackling in places.

Are they perfectly matched? No, but they sure look a lot better than they did!

What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…

See how you can dress up your Christmas home decor with ornaments HERE.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

I shared a list of online deals and have been updating it through the weekend. CLICK HERE to see more.

Antique Candle Co. – 30% Off!

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  • Happening NOW through Tuesday (11/30) ?

CLICK HERE to start shopping for candles. They are perfect for hosting gifts, stocking stuffers, or any other holiday gifts.

Coming Up on the Blog:

Vintage-Inspired Cozy Cottage Style Christmas Home Tour

14 ways to use vintage finds for Christmas decor 

Simple and inexpensive Christmas decor ideas

More holiday gift guides

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…

My friend Meeghan at Cali Girl in a Southern World shares how to make chocolate-dipped spoons. And the best part is that the spoon makes a great gift after the chocolate is gone.

Michael at Inspired by Charm‘s 15 homemade Christmas decorations.

CoCo at The Crowned Goat always shares the most thoughtful blog posts. And this one is no exception.

Wendy at WM Design House shares this advent calendar she made.

Here are More Inspiring Posts….

These Christmas decorating trends.

This DIY Christmas tree container.

Christmas bedroom decor ideas.

Caramel espresso hot chocolate.

This gorgeous winter white farmhouse kitchen.

A hydrangea Christmas tree.

This Plaster of Paris tabletop tree.

These cute ideas for Christmas decorating.

This DIY Christmas topiary.

In Case You Missed It…

Here are some creative Christmas tree ideas for your small spaces.

I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here. It means the world.

Until next time,


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  1. Thank you so much for including me in your post this week, Kim, I really appreciate it! It looks like you guys had such a great time being together and celebrating what the season is all about. I love how your tree came together and the corbel and posts did too. They look amazing! I always love seeing what you’re up to. Can’t wait to dive into all these fabulous links and to see your holiday home this year! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. Hi CoCo! I hope you had a great holiday and are ready for the Christmas season. Thanks so much for visiting my friend.

    1. Thank you, Tammy! I didn’t think we would get them that close so it is definitely a win. My poor husband worked on them for days!

  2. You’re home is looking so beautiful and festive. I’m glad you had a nice Friendsgiving! Those chocolate dipped spoons are SO COOL!

  3. Kim the cottage looks so pretty! I can’t wait to see your home all decked out for Christmas this week! Thanks for sharing g my decorating trends post! Looks like you had an amazing thanksgiving!!!

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