The year 2016 we (joint family venture) purchased a brand new beach hut, located in the popular and upcoming Pakefield development just below the Jolly Sailors public house. So, we had a bare wooden hut that resembled a garden shed and was open without many restrictions to decorate how we pleased.
Inspiration for the design of the hut was the surrounding area and where the hut is located. Natural colours of the sea, beach and grass verges became the focal point of design with a starting palette of white to give movement to add to or possibly change in the future.
The base colour white was a great blank canvas to paint some characters on, inspired by the recent beach hut sign design created through my work I decided to paint a seagull on the back which is visible from the Jolly Sailors public house.
View from the top
Spot the seagull...
Deciding on a name is a tricky business in the beach hut community. Having a walk along the promenade there are many lovely ideas but we wanted something unique to our hut. After the painting of the seagull on the rear of the hut we felt it would be nice to incorporate this into the name, eventually (after much deliberation) we decided to call our hut Sea Gu11 (the ll's of seagull are represented as the number 11 as our hut is in fact number 11!)
We then added some stripes on the front of the doors, as this is a stable door design we decided to reflect the colours of the sea and sky with blues on the top section with the sandy beach yellows on the bottom section.
The colours of the outside have been carried on in the inside. We even made a clock and painted that the same colours. The whole hut has been boarded out, painted white and wooden floor laid. It is an ongoing project with bits adding to it while still trying to use it as a relaxing day by the beach (and not working on it all the time).
Enjoying the hut can take over from actually working in the hut; it has tea making facilities and when the British weather is good (which can be hit and miss), it is nice to take advantage for some relax time. The next thing to do is finish the windows and paint the mural planned for the inside of the door with a nice beach scene, as you can see the background has been painted but it still needs the design painted but this will hopefully be completed in the next few weeks (in-between work painting).
From Start to Finish
So thats the start and I will add to this post in the future once the hut is completely finished!
The new Seagull birthday card has been reproduced from the actual seagull on the hut!
Founder and Designer, Liza J design