I scored this hot pink shelf at the thrift shop and had to snap it up for a project I've wanted to do. First thing though was that I had to paint the outside an off-white and light blue on the inside.
I ordered nautical paper off Amazon and was so happy with the designs! I meant to take pics before I started adding stuff but I forgot and glued the starfish and sand dollar in!
This whale though. I LOVE this design! It fit perfectly in the attic.
Next came selecting the different items to use inside.
The top has a large snail shell and a clam shell. The one in the middle is also a shell of some kind but it also looks like bone.
The starfish isn't real but looks real. The shells are ones I've found on our beaches, including the clam shell still attached. I added a bit of glue to the back of it to keep the hinge from eventually breaking.
Beach glass is from my friend Barit, who gifted me a giant vase full of glass she didn't want anymore.
My friend Karen sent me a bunch of sand dollars from Maine a few years ago. This is real. I found the small ones around here.
Message in a bottle with some shells.
Last but not least is a small glass tealight holder full of beach glass. The tealight holder is glued to the bottom of the shelf but the glass is loose.
This was a really fun project and took just a few hours one afternoon. It was mostly waiting for glue to dry!