I am truly savoring summer this year
and as much as I love and look forward to fall,
I am making the most of this awesome summer season.
I just don't want it to end!
Nothing defines summer to the spoonful family like our days on the boat
and I love to fill our house with little mementos of those great days spent chilling on the beach.
Some days, I think that Paul must think that I am silly...
sitting in at the waters edge, bathing suit covered in sand as I very childlike, dig for seashells.
I don't know what it is about seashells.. but I love them.
Last night, I got an idea of how to display some of them
and I am excited to show you what I did.
Among a thousand other things,
I had this old frame sitting around, collecting dust in the attic.
There is so much stuff up there that it's almost fun climbing over the piles of quilts and bags of winter clothes and half used paint cans..
I feel like Indiana Jones entering the Temple Of Doom.
and that's just to get up the steps.
Someday I will get it all organised again and take you all up there.
It's the coolest space in this house!!
I brought the frame down and painted it blue.
Since I needed a hard surface, I left the glass in, brushed some glue over it
and added some pretty paper.
I dry brushed cream and brown over the blue paint.
Then it was time to arrange the shells.
Since I love Seashells..
what better to make then a heart!
I just laid them in place without glue..
And then poured epoxy over the whole thing.
I knew that the epoxy would bring out the natural colors.
I feel so nostalgic when I see these tiny shells.
After letting it dry overnight
this is the final result.
Now, I just need to figure out where I am going to put it!
Have a great day everyone.
I am off to find a home for my new seashell picture.
Linking up with Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
and Embracing Change's Creative inspirations.