I know that I have mentioned before that I have collected things over the years in anticipation of one day having a place near the ocean. When that day finally happened with our purchase of a small condo in Florida last year, I set about gathering those things and bringing them down. Others, I needed to create, like the mirror I posted about last year.
A number of years ago Bruce and I were in the car when we passed a pile of discarded windows alongside the road. He pulled over, as per my "Please pull over - I want one of those!" requests! When asked what my intentions for this old window were, I said that one day I wanted to cover it in sea glass and shells for when we had a place near the water! I had been a very "positive thinker" in this regard!
Well - years later, I have finally completed that dream. Armed with a bit of white paint, and sea glass and shells that I had on hand, I set to work.
|I gave the frame a light coat of white paint - I wanted the frame to still look a bit rough.|
|Next came some decorative swirls!|
|Then sea glass and shells!|
|The last step was to add liquid resin to the top. This was my first time using resin and it was really very easy.|
|The resin allows each piece to look as though it is in water - a bit difficult to see by the pictures - but very cool!|
|Between the glue (E6000) and the resin (Aluminite Amazing Clear Cast) I put about $30 into this project - I think it came out great, and it will travel with me to Florida the next time I head down!|
I love it!