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Beach House Decor
Dark woods and natural textures like the jute area rug and woven fabric chaise give true island touches to this bedroom. Aqua ocean hues mimic the sea while palm tree prints bring in the island oasis feel.
This beautiful island style coastal bedroom is our room of the day. Aqua hues and natural textures create an island feel in this costal bedroom.
hot glue gun and glue sticks
cloth or paper towel
Collect and Clean Seashells. If shells were collected from the beach, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. If you aren't planning a trip to the coast, shells can be purchased at craft stores. Make sure to have enough small and medium sized shells to cover the entire mirror frame.
Attach Shells. Preheat hot glue gun. Working from inside of mirror frame, apply glue in small sections and press shells into hot glue. Hold in place until glue cools. Shells can be placed at random or in a pattern.
Cover Entire Frame. Continue to apply glue in small sections, pressing various sized shells into glue. Use small shells to fill in gaps between larger ones. Save large, decorative shells to apply last, so they will be most visible. Tip: A flat frame provides a smoother gluing surface for shells, but a decorative frame will give a fuller look.
Clean Frame and Mirror. Glue guns tend to leave strings of glue behind. To remove these, gently sweep them off using a stiff paint brush. Use a straight razor to remove glue from mirror surface. Wipe down mirror with window cleaner and hang.
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