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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Starfish Plaque

I worked on another project (that I'm not sure if I like yet) and found myself with some leftover textured paint, I figured I should use it up. My mind immediately went to my starfish plaque:
It had quite a few scratches surrounding the starfish and on the edges, which made it look like a beat up plaque, but most beachy decor looks charming with a little distress work. So why wasn't this charming? When I brought it home I planned to sand and paint the area around the starfish with some strong turquoise. But now, with my leftover paint I didn't want to waste.....maybe it would look just weathered enough if it had some oomph to it? Maybe.

I could always sand it down again and repaint, right?

After application of said oomph.
I really like it! That could just be my laziness talking, but I think I really do like the faded, textured wash of color.
Well, that was easy.

Now all I need to do is slowly collect some other pieces to create a vignette! Oh no, I'm dreaming of my next thrifting trip!
I'm hoping to keep creating things that fit our master bedroom inspiration.

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  1. Hi there! I love, love, love your starfish and I think the oomph is very oomphy! Great job! I'm so glad I found your blog and now, I'm a follower. Come seem sometime at http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
    I did a post on how I (cheaply) silverleafed a starfish a few weeks ago. I love coastally inspired decor. Glad to meet you and hope you have a great week!

  2. Woohoo, welcome, Laurie! Thanks for the encouragement, I will definitely have to head over and check out that project :) It sounds right up my thrifty alley!

  3. What a great project, so creative! Thanks for finding my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

  4. Thank you Leigh :) Not as amazing as your bedroom redo (which I LOVE!), but I'm trying to work towards larger projects. I'll take all the encouragement I can get, Ladies :) So glad you stopped by!


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