It’s been a week and a half since I last posted and in that week and a half I’ve closed on a house for a client, redone furniture, traveled to New York to visit family and worked on this project. Just in case you were wondering why I hadn’t posted. 🙂 My good camera is still on the fritz, hence the grainy nature of these photos.
For a while I’ve been in love with sea fan art that I’ve seen… Pottery Barn and Neiman Marcus all has them. Neiman Marcus’ set of four would set you back $800. Each of mine cost about $30.
You’ll need five things:
1. Sea fans (I found the most inexpensive and natural looking ones from Deltona Seashells)
2. Linen fabric
3. Frames (mine were from AC Moore on clearance)
4. Hot glue gun
6. Optional: Spray Paint (I used Rustoleum’s Oil-Rubbed Bronze
The sea fans I ordered were a rust color but I wanted a darker color so I spray painted them Rustoleum’s Oil-Rubbed Bronze. After letting the fan dry I cut the linen to fit the back of the frames and just secured the fabric simply by wedging it between the frame and the backing. The sea fans were secured with hot glue in strategic spots, mostly on the stem and a few spots on the top of the sea fan.
Imagine how it’s going to look when the walls and ceilings have been finished and painted. We’ve been talking about what we want to do for paint and our top choice is going to really make these beauties pop.
Here’s a close up view. I love the linen and dainty-ness of the sea fan.
My co-hosts for $30 Thursday were creative this week, April from House by Hoff made this cute message board
and Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage made this wood welcome sign.