I am always looking for DIY ways to create decor for my bedroom without spending a fortune. Growing up near the sea has given me a love for the beach and all things seaside-y, although it doesn't really fit in with the rest of my room decor, so I wanted to come up with a way of incorporating the two together.
My dad often goes fishing, so I got him to pick up these scallop shells for me (although I expect you can pick them up in shops, or even restaurants) which I gave a coat of paint. I didn't have the exact colours that I wanted and didn't want to go and spend lots of money on cans of paint, cough...when I could be spending it on makeup...cough! which I would only use a small amount of. So, I had a rummage through my cupboards and found lots of old tubes of paint from when I was younger and had much brighter- hot pink brighter, bedroom colour taste than now, where I just tend to stick with white. I mixed all the bright colours with a white to mute them down into these lovely pastels. I gave the shells a couple of coats just to make the colour completely opaque, but still allow the texture of the shells to show through.
I absolutely love how these have turned out, the pastels don't exactly match my white and silver shabby chic inspired bedroom, but as the colours are so muted and pretty, I don't think it matters, and it does actually add a nice pop to my room, and by deciding to include white and silver in the colours I was using, allowed it to flow a little better. These are such an inexpensive way of creating colour and cute decor, and could work in any room in the house (I think they would work beautifully as a stand alone piece in the bathroom, or somewhere to store your soap!) and can also double up as a piece of storage, I may store some of my rings or use them as candle holders!
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed and got some ideas for decor in your own home :)