Tuesday

DIY shadow box

I've always loved shadow boxes. I just think they are so pretty and I love that you can fill them with so many different natural elements. While we were visiting Charleston, I saw these beautiful shadow boxes and inside them was some even more spectacular coral. The whole shop was filled with beautiful, unique things but they were all outrageously priced. So, I took a picture of it with the intent of doing a DIY project on it one day. Later, we were shopping around and I found these sea fans for $10! I immediately thought of the coral shadowboxes and the wheels began to turn.


When I got home I remembered that I had these two square frames from the Goodwill and the sea fan fit perfectly inside them. I was off to a good start...


Now, I just had to figure out how to turn it into a shadow box. So, I found these little wheels at A.C. Moore to use as "spacers".

I hot glued three of them together and drilled a hole down the middle, then I spraypainted them white.


Next, I hot glued the glass into place in the frame so it wouldn't move around.


I spraypainted the frame white and then I found some old plywood I had leftover in the garage.  I measured it to be exactly the same size as the frame and then cut it to the right size.  Next, I covered it with some thick white fabric, using a staple gun.


Then, I forgot to take a picutre of this, so I will try to explain it the best I can.  I put each stack of three wheels in each corner and then laid the frame on top of that.  Then, I screwed it all together, making sure that everything lined up.  The sea fan got a nice coat of gray spraypaint, because gray is my new favorite neutral.  And now they adorn our entryway...









9 comments:

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Looks great!! Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not sure how the coral's staying up?

Hanna Jossett said...

amazing

Mrs. DeVore said...

oops, I forgot about that...I just used a small tack to hold it in place.

The Zhush said...

You are one talented lady!

Frugal Home Designs said...

Those look great. You are so inventive and creative. Awesome job.

Pudel-design said...

Amazing!
Very cool!
Thanks for sharing;)

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

They turned out great!

I love when I get a creative spark and use things I already own for decor.

This is my kind of blog. =)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They're beautiful.

lovepalmy said...

Nice!
What are you spraying with ? the pink one ie

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