Last summer I wanted so badly to be at the lake that I created my own view of the lake…

If you’re a sand-in-her-toes, sunny day at the beach kind of gal, you, too can set a coastal vibe with DIY paintings you create.

Creating a Coastal Vibe with DIY Paintings :: :: #CoastalDecor #Seascape #Art


Don’t say you can’t create art.  I’ve never painted like this and I painted this seascape.

You’ll never know unless you try.

Pop over to the original post and learn how I put together this fun coastal styled vignette.


Speaking of getting creative with DIYing…

Over the weekend I shared a round-up of some Pretty Extraordinary DIY Makeovers
which were linked up at last week’s Project Inspire{d} link party.

Extraordinary DIY Home Makeovers :: :: #DIY #DIYHomeDECOR

Click here if you missed it!

Pretty extraordinary projects, wouldn’t you say?!

Project Inspire{d}!
One fun party with four extraordinary hostesses.


Project Inspire{d} Photo Logo ::

Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day

Every Monday we each choose one inspiring link to feature….


My Pick….

Suzanne has done it again.  She creates the most amazing baked goods.  These scones look extraordinary!

Strawberries Cream Scones by Simply Suzannes

Strawberries Cream Scones by Simply Suzannes a Project Inspired feature at



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Michelle created a beautiful printable for her friend (and us) and gives us a peek at her friend’s
beautiful desk makeover and styling.  I love the stenciling, it’s so unique for a desk!

Hebrews 5:19 Printable & Desk Style from The Thinking Closet by Elegance & Enchantment

Hebrews 6:19 Printable & Desk Style from The Thinking Closet by Elegance & Enchantment a Project Inspired feature at



Malia’s Pick…

Christina created the cutest memo board and shared with us how we can make one too!  Yay!

Cookie Sheet DIY Magnetic Board Tutorial by Sweet Haute

Cookie Sheet DIY Magnetic Board Tutorial by Sweet Haute a Project Inspired feature at



Stephanie’s Pick…

Robin showed us how she recycled an indoor ceiling fan and made it outdoor worthy for outdoor cooking and entertaining.

Indoor to Outdoor Ceiling Fan by Redo It Yourself Inspirations

Indoor to Outdoor Ceiling Fan by Redo It Yourself Inspirations a Project Inspired feature at


Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes, crafts, and inspiring posts last week!  
can link up through early Friday morning or come back next week and link up for another
Project Inspire{d}, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

If you missed last week, click here, to see what was inspiring all of us.

I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!!

A few things to remember:

  • Please link to a specific post on your blog using your permalink.
  • Link back to this post and share that you joined the party.
    Feel free to share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.
Project Inspire{d} Link Party
  •  By linking up to Project Inspire{d} you are giving the 4 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our social media outlets and blogs.
  • Links will be pinned to our boards and the Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week.
  • Make my day!  Share the party via your social media outlets!  Thanks!


Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for the
Extraordinary Inspiration for Your Weekend post
where I feature a few of the great links!!

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Project Inspire{d} Link Party


  1. Suzan says

    Thanks SO much for hosting – hope you have a wonderful week

  2. Thanks for featuring my makeover of the Vintage Wrought Iron Table and Chairs. Appreciate your hosting this party, too! Have an awesome week!

  3. Hi Diane, What a pleasant surprise to see that you featured my Strawberry and Cream Scones! You made my day :0) Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!
    Have a great week,

  4. Thank you so much for another great party! Hugs, Maria

  5. Happy Party Day, Sweet Lady! I absolutely love your painting! Isn’t it so much fun to create art?
    ~ Ashley

  6. cathy says

    Diane, it’s always a pleasure! Thank you for hosting a great party!

  7. I am so impressed with your seascape painting Diane! I don’t think I could pull that off, but it’s beautiful 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank you, Melanie…you are so kind. I had a big “want” to have a seascape painting and lots of experience spending time on the beach at Lake Michigan staring out at the water and waves, so I just tried to paint from my memory. Maybe I wanted it so much it happened! LOL Seriously…just for fun, you should grab some of your paints and give it a try. I did the whole thing with 2 1/2 inch angle brush. Pretty funny, huh?

      Thanks again, and thanks for coming by to link up each week. I love seeing your projects and I’m sure everyone else does too. 🙂
      P.S. Is your account growing? How close are you to the goal?

  8. Kim says

    Diane, I love your painting!!! It is beautiful and serene…a treasure to enjoy. I’ve linked up my posts, now I’m off to follow links and get social! 🙂 Hope you have a blessed day.

  9. Thanks for hosting!

  10. I am oh, SO late to the party but here nonetheless! One of my link ups is my lakeside decor at the home we will soon be moving away from. I should be packing but I had to decorate our lake house one last time. Thank you so much for hosting and blessings to you dear lady,

    • Diane says

      Patti….I totally ‘get’ where you are. Last summer when we I should have been packing I was finishing up my laundry room and creating coastal paintings and decor. Sometimes you just have to finish out the ideas you have. And “playing” also helps the stress.
      Savor those final days at the lake as much as you can. They will be priceless. And…it’s never too late to link up. [hugs]

  11. Hello cute ladies! I’m loving your party. Thank you. Please swing by and party with us. We would be thrilled!
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. Patti says

    Thank you so much for hosting and the invitation. It’s a pleasure to link with you!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for joining in the fun here, Patti!
      Best wishes for an extraordinary week!

  13. Diane – this is amazing. You are a talented artist! I featured you today! Thanks so much for sharing on homework!!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Carolyn. I really surprised myself with this one. 🙂 I guess it just proves that we should give ourselves opportunities to experiment. 🙂

  14. Tammy says

    Wow love your painting ….so pretty

  15. Diane I adore you DIY painting and the display on the buffet! I will feature it today at Home Sweet Home!

  16. Awww… Sezane you just made my day!
    Thanks for popping by and saying such nice things!
    Wishing you an extraordinary day!


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