I found a website with some wonderful vintage nature prints, such as this Chambered Nautilus, and knew immediately what I wanted to do. I cropped it and added it to a vintage book page…
…as well as this vintage Purpura print, to create a pair. I love them! It’s sometimes hard to fit summery décor into my Country French home and these work perfectly!
I just printed them at 8 x 10 size using Photoscape, a free photo-editing download, and then framed them in a pair of thrift store frames…once gold but now softened with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint. They add a perfect hint of summer for me without being too much!
And just in case you are looking for a few more projects using shells, here is my Pier 1 inspired seashell wreath…super easy and waaay cheaper than theirs!
Another fun project was my summer dough bowl with DIY Japanese fishing floats. You will find a link to the tutorial for the floats here.
And if you love Mason jars like I do, here’s a way to create summer Mason jar candles…so fun and easy to do!
Miss Kitty, however, maintains that summer is prime time for taking little cat naps…literally…and begs me please do not disturb!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage seashell prints! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants.
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
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