Well, I still had this big pot of shells to do something with:
I didn’t realize I had picked up so many of these pretty purple and orange scallops until it came time to pack for the flight home! But I liked them because they reminded me of my dining room:
Or at least the direction I wanted my dining room to go in…I love color combinations that occur in nature.
When we got home, I knew this naked hurricane would be the perfect place to incorporate the shells into the room:
So back out came the supplies….Triple Thick Gloss Glaze and a craft brush:
You can really see the difference Shellac makes in these shells:
It draws out the colors and makes them much more vibrant. The shells with the orange stripe will serve as inspiration for
eventually reshaping my dining room. I had a bottle of black sand Mr. Sugarplum and I brought back from a trip to Santorini, so I figured this was as good a place as any to use it:
Um, yes it’s September and I just added sand and shells to my hurricanes. But it’s 90 degrees here…still applicable!! (I can justify anything!) I’ll pack them up soon enough and switch it out for something more ‘Fall appropriate.’
Too bad no one actually sits at this table to enjoy them!
What about you…are you bringing Fall in, or hanging on to Summer a little longer?