LIVING IN FLORIDA: Coastal Retro Cottage with a Backyard She Shed in Clearwater

This coastal Florida cottage has a charming retro personality.  

Retro Decor Coastal Beach Cottage Florida
The owner of this charming retro style decorated cottage is a strong believer in creating a home that makes you happy, and for her that means lots of colors and quirk. Visit Megan Ballarini on Instagram and see it all! Here are just a few selected picks from Megan's Instagram. Many of her decor items are thrifted and painted, and many coastal art pieces are her own creations. 

Retro Style Cottage Decor Ideas
Fish, Whales, Whale Tails, Seahorses & more.

Coastal Wall Art Made with Wood Pieces Sun Art
A bright sunburst piece that was created with wood pieces.

Sand Dollar Art Dyed Sand Dollars
For the seahorse art piece, Megan dyed her sand dollars pink. She says, sand dollars are so porous they only take a few seconds in the dye.

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Makeover Idea How to Paint over Laminate Cabinets
The 1970s kitchen was refreshed with paint that was applied right over the old laminate cabinets, and they are holding up.  The key was to do all the right prep work for the paint to adhere.

Retro Rooking Glider Makeover with Paint Garden Bench
A retro looking glider found on sale was transformed with the perfect shade of minty green. 

This flamingo started as a watering can! Megan cut the handle part off with a jigsaw and painted it. The succulent plant in it is faux.

Backyard She Shed Art Studio
And there is the Backyard She Shed that Megan uses as her art studio.  The seahorse cutouts on the mailbox are her works.