Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fun with shells

Oh my, I've been away far too long! In a nutshell, been busy updating a beach house to get it ready for the rental market. Creating in a different way ... painting old furniture, making headboards from plywood, batting and canvas, putting together IKEA furniture! Lots of work, but lots of fun.
The piece I'm most excited about is this fireplace surround. It originally had pink tile that was falling off. I convinced my contractor that I wanted to do a shell surround and he arranged to have the metal mesh and substrate applied. My good friend and mosaic artist, Karen, helped me. With the placement of each shell we ooohed and ahhhhed. When we ran out of shells, we just went down to the beach and got more supplies!
I can't even express how thrilled I am with the way it turned out!


  1. Wow!! this is spectacular Trina!! You two must have had a blast with this project!! How many bottles of wine were harmed in the making of this project????? Would love to see the head boards etc!!\Bravo GIrl!!
    Happy Halloween!!!