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« on: August 23, 2005 11:41:24 PM »

i know this is waaaaay simple, but i made it and am so proud, so i had to show it off! my bathroom needs some wall art badly.  basically i just took a frame (cheap frame, from the $1 spot at target), distressed it with sandpaper, wrapped the cardboard inside with green vellum i had lying around, and glued two starfish to it. it is in my bathroom (duh) happily at eye-level when you're, um, sitting.  



(it looks crooked but it's really not) tell me what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 12:00:52 AM »

I like it. Simple designs are the best sometimes. And you can't go wrong with starfish. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 04:14:04 PM »

i love it...
i did something similar about 2 years ago...i bought these sand dollars from one of those cheesey beach-souvenier shops on the gulf coast, and did the same thing you did, i painted the frame's cardboard teal and distressed it. and painted the frame light yellow and distressed it. i have mine in my living room...i was afraid the cardboard would warp in the bathroom b/c of the steam--do you have that problem?

kinda a bad picture b/c i took it w/ my cell phone:


great minds think alike. hee.hee.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005 04:46:17 PM »

Awesome you guys! I love crafting w/ shells....this is very cool and creative....and much better than anything I have seen in the stores!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 05:02:41 PM »

i was afraid the cardboard would warp in the bathroom b/c of the steam--do you have that problem?


so far, so good! the cardboard seems ok, but maybe it's because of the vellum.  i was afraid that the glue that i wasn't suited (elmer's wood glue) and i'm pretty sure a glue gun would have been better.  oh well it's been going strong through 5 days of showers!
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005 10:51:43 PM »

awesome--good to know. (about it holding up in the shower).
i think i used a glue gun for the sand dollars. (it's been awhile).

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