Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Decorating With Seashells

When Summer approaches I love to pull out my shell collection and start decorating.  I found this metal bucket at a garage sale for $1.00 and knew immediately what I would use it for.  The bucket had a
shiny white finish and a few scratches so I gave it a coat of leftover white paint. On Microsoft Word I found a font I liked and printed out the word Seashells and then copied it to the bucket using carbon paper. The shell stencil is one I have had for years.

Since I already had all the paint and supplies this quick and easy project cost me just $1.00!

The shell canvas was created for me by Easy Canvas Prints  from a free graphic
found at the Graphics Fairy.

Of course I had to add a couple more pictures of seashells and my vintage glass fishing floats.

Most of my shells have been bought at garage sales, junk shops or just picked up for free at the beach.  The shell above was my latest garage sale purchase at fifty cents and the glass floats were $1.00 each.

I hope to see you back here for the Summer Blog Party starting Wednesday evening.  I will be hosting Summer Entertaining so get those tablescapes, recipes and fun entertaining ideas ready to link up.

There will also be a giveaway for this fabulous French Script Pillow donated by Gathered Comforts.

Don't forget to join the other ladies this week for some great Summer ideas and giveaways and please stop by At The Picket Fence  and thank Vanessa and Heather for all their hard work puttng this party together. 

I'll be partying this week with all the ladies above.



Poppy said...

Beautiful summer vignette,Sherry.I love how you displayed your shells and vintage glass floats on the architectural pieces. Loving the colors on your metal bucket. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas with us!~Poppy


KATHY said...

I love your shells,and your bucket!!Your found some great stuff at garage sales.


Pam said...

All of your seashells are so pretty! I love the bucket with the stencils too. Great job!


Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your pretty shells put me in the mood for a trip to the beach! Sea shells are so elegant.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love what you did with the pail!

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful Sherry. I love the make over on that shiny pail/can thingy! It is perfect for stowing and showing all your beach shells. I also really love that print you have propped up. Lovely vignette! xo Diana

sissie said...

Hi Sherry!
I love all things coastal and seashell. I have quite a few vingettes around my house. I really like the flower bucket full of shells and coral.


T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Sherry,

This post makes me happy. Thanks for sharing...I made pillows out of that same shell graphic from TGF! I love the shell w/ the glass floats. Wow, what a great find! Heading over to see what you have on Etsy. Love the blog. : )

Karen said...

Love all the shell decor Sherry! And the canvas is a great idea to have done. So cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the colors you used on the bucket, Sherry! Great shell stencil, too! It works great with this project.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi Sherry,

I love decorate with shells and this post is just perfect for the first day of summer!!!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The enchanted home said...

Love this and love your bucket and what you did with it..looks like a million bucks:) Love shells because it takes me to a very happy place..summer!

Anonymous said...

Genius on the shell tin bucket! And the shells themselves are fabulous! I just picked up a few at the beach myself!


lvroftiques said...

Sherry you are the Queen of the fab DIY project! I just love and am so inspired by what you create! Vanna

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love to decorate with shells in the summer to Sherry and you displayed yours beautifully!! Martina

Babs said...

Sherry, Sea shells are one of my all time favorite things. Your vignettes are so creative and thanks for the graphics tips. Love your fishing floats, I just bought some decorative ones at PB but would love to have some old ones.
Thanks again and hope you're having a great week,

laurie said...

I always love to see your fresh approach its always so beautiful, you've got some seriuos style going on,,

Pamela said...

Sherry that display is fabulous!! Also just noticed your new profile pic and it is fabulous as well!:)

Rose H (UK) said...

Love your vignette Sherry :o)
I LOVE seashells and have a collection too. Your bucket is fab, so is the shell print...looks like I'm off to Graphics Fairy too!
Best wishes
Rose H

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love your shell vignette! You did a wonderful job transforming the bucket!
I think the thing that really caught my eye were your fabulous vintage glass floaters! They add the most intersting touch.
Sherry this is one of the nicest summer displays I have seen this year!

Gina said...

I'm impressed with what you did to that bucket...it looks fabulous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sherry, I love that graphics print. It is so pretty!!! I love the colors.

Becca said...

Beautiful, Sherry! The bucket is too cute (might have to borrow that ide)! And, your vignette is lovely. I've wanted old glass floats for so long ... just need to bite the bullet and get some.

Jane said...

I love the bucket! The colors are perfect. You created a wonderful summery vignette.

Olive Cooper said...

You are so smart! Shells are really timeless design. I see those buckets everywhere too! ♥O

Sue said...

You have a great shell collection Sherry. I love how you decorated your shell bucket ~ great job!

laurie said...

thankyou so much for visitng and your kind comments, I had to show my husband the sea shell copy graphics,, we are so behind the times,, this is so great, I need never paint again!I love shells, this was a beautiful post

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those vintage glass fishing floats are just lovely! What a perfect summer vignette!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh I love this Sherry! It turned out gorgeous! Can't wait for your party tonight/tomorrow! It's going to be fun. We're working on a post but we may not get it published until tomorrow. So many great themes..so little time to write posts. lol Thanks again for helping host the party with us!


Sarah said...

Charming summer vignette, Sherry. I'm drawn to most things from nature. I can't walk along a beach without picking up shells or driftwood or sea glass. ~ sarah

Shel said...

Just lovely as always....love anything about the sea.
Thanks for sharing your adeas.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I adore all your seashells. I love seeing nature inside a home. I love the canvas print and the bucket. Very clever ideas!