Beachy Chevron Burlap Wreath made with Love

Last fall our dear friends Peggy and Ken almost lost their family's beach home to superstorm Sandy. (To read about how these DIYers refurbished and refurnished this home on a pretty tight budget, just click here.) They literally spent every weekend over the winter and spring months repairing and rebuilding the home. Well I really wanted to make something to compliment the home and congratulate them on their new and improved beach bungalow.

Using some of Peggy's favorite colors which she infused into the home in the way of the interior furnishings and accent ideas, I came up with this burlap wreath creation.

 Along with the cute little starfish, Peggy selected this chevron print burlap for the background of the wreath. I then was responsible for the overall design. 

Nothing says "beach" to me more than flippy floppys, so I grabbed a pair of little girls flips in a fun orange at my local Walmart. I then found the kid's sunglasses there for about $3.00 and on the same trip I picked up some ribbon in orange and yellow.

So I had my yellow and orange colors, but I also wanted to bring in one more color from their living room...that beachy blue! I decided to add the first letter of their family name to personalize it for them and painted it a gorgeous aqua. 

By the way this is the wire ring I used...

Now that the wreath is completed I am super excited to give it to them!

 If you wouldn't mind indulging me for a moment, I'd like to add a very personal note to this post.

 Eight years ago by complete chance, Mr. Rosemary Lane and myself met Peggy and Ken. And as the years have gone by and children came into the picture, our friendship with them has grown and deepened to such an incredible level of trust and love. We have been through so much together as Peggy and Ken both suffered family losses over the past year in addition to the devastation superstorm Sandy wreaked on their beach home. When my sister's husband Charlie was diagnosed as terminal with stage 4 lung cancer in 2010, they were there lending their love and comfort to us and Kim and Charlie every step of the journey. Our two families constantly lean on one another for help and support, almost to the point where it is hard to tell where one family ends and the other one begins. We have become that meshed together in our lives. Chris and I often say that God's hand was at work the night we met this amazing couple, and we thank Him every day for placing such beautiful and loving people in our lives. 

So this is for you Peg's and Ken...with much love!

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  1. Love it!! Can I ask what type of frame you used to wrap the burlap around?

  2. That is just so cute, Barbara. It just says SUMMER AT THE BEACH to me! xo Diana

  3. What a wonderful wreath! Love its beachiness. Such a lovely gift for treasured friends. I'm sure they'll love it!

  4. By the way, I wanted to add what wonderful friends you have there. It is a rarity to have friends that are like relatives...sometimes even better- xo Diana

  5. How wonderful to have friends like that - you are truly blessed. the wreath is stunning and I know they are going to love it.
    Thanks for sharing this post.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Such a fun summer look and perfect here. Love all of your colors.

  7. Oh Barb, this note made my eyes tear up.....what a lovely gift of friendship we share and we are all truly blessed with the beauty of the Curran's in our lives....the wreath on "Z" front door of the beach house looks super cute....alittle touch of 21 Rosemary Lane forever with us always on the island. I cannot wait for you spend time at the seaside house and enjoy some r&r there..Love you TONS


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