We are now rolling into the last days of summer. I had dreamed of sitting ocean side, toes in the sand, reading a good book while the kids splashed in the waves, but alas, I never got there. Being stuck in the middle of the country all summer, we never took a trip away to the coast. It is going to be a mandatory must next year!
With that in mind, I am bringing the sea to me or at least to my bookshelf! I have been wanting to add some summer decor to my surroundings, but just haven’t gotten around to it…until–today that is!
My project inspiration comes from Sarah at Lacquer & Linen. Her DIY metallic specimen art was the catalyst for my project. I have been a little obsessed with 3 things lately: mixing metallics, navy blue, and gray and white zebra print. After seeing Sarah’s specimen art, I now have the perfect way to bring some beachy summer touches and my recent obsessions into fruition! Oh, I’m going for it!
1. I painted an old square craft frame with navy blue spray paint.
2. I picked up this sea shell vase for $2.99 on summer clearance at Michaels.
3. I lined the back board of the frame with left over fabric from my last DIY. I recommend using fabric spray adhesive, but I ran out so, I substituted aerosol hair spray.
4. I had a starfish and I picked up a pack of seashells from the craft store for $4.99. I sprayed them with Gold Metallic Spray and hot-glued them to my finished frame and board.
Enjoy these last days of summer!
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