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She Stencils Seashells But Not By The Seashore


She Stencils Seashells But Not By The Seashore Petticoat Junktion framed seashell stencil art wall decor

Framed Seashell Stencil Art Wall Decor

I know…..lame title. Did it get your attention? The framed seashell stencil art wall decor was a mirror in it’s prior life.

thirft store decor project Petticoat Junktion

This mirror. I paid less than a dollar for it at the thrift store just up the street from me.

Krylon Waterfall chalk spray paint project Petticoat Junktion

I always spray the backside of frames first. Beautiful paint color from Krylon – Chalky finish in Waterfall.

Martha Stewart Crafts stencils Petticoat Junktion project

It was a toss up between the starfish and the seashell.

stencil project Petticoat Junktion

I cut the stencil apart so I could lay the shell flat in the frame. The colors I chose for the stencil are three whitish shades from FolkArt.

stencil a seashell Petticoat Junktion

Without seeing the shell in just one white color it’s hard to tell how three different colors add dimension to the stencil…but they do. Stencil one color, let it dry, stencil a dab of the second color here and there….let it dry….stencil your third color in random spots. Now the stencil doesn’t look “flat”.

Framed Seashell Stencil Art Wall Decor

How easy was that.

She Stencils Seashells But Not By The Seashore

The chalky finish paint adheres to glass. That’s what it says on the can. I distressed the frame using 150 grit sandpaper.

That’s it for me. Time to see what my friends have for us. Just click those pink links below.

Thrift Store (1)

Petticoat Junktion’s Seashell Wall Art | Our Southern Home’s French Farmhouse Candle Holder

Domestically Speaking’s Easy Mason Jar Candle Lantern | Bliss Ranch’s Shoe Lasts Wall Hooks

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Upcycled Tray | My Repurposed Life’s Wooden Silverware Box Makeover

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Have a great day!

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I love what you did with this thrift store find!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity! #HomeMattersParty

  2. Clever title 🙂 I grew up around the ocean and love projects like this. I have to have some type of sea decor in the home to remind of where I grew up.

  3. I know someone you were meeting up with this afternoon that would love this ? Love it!

  4. So cute! Thanks for the tip of using 3 different shades of white to create dimension.
    That’s a great idea! I love when I learn something new! 🙂

  5. I agree with you Bliss!
    Love an Ocean view, the sound of the ocean and the lovely fragrance of saltwater.

  6. Oh to be stenciling anything by the seashore. I’m positive I’d work better and faster with an ocean view.