So, we arrived home from our beach getaway with SO MANY SHELLS! The kids each found bags of them, and I did too! This is just a small selection of the shells we brought home!!
When we arrived home, I boiled them on the stove with a little bleach to kill any nasty germs that might have hitched a ride with them. Then we spent a few days letting them dry out again.
First, I put some on my mantle in one of my Williams-Sonoma knock off Hurricanes. My Dad gave David a lovely model sailboat which I borrowed for the family room this summer, so my mantle was looking very beachy. But I wanted to do something a little more unique, so I hit google for a bit! My favorite idea was from this site -Becca painted her seashells with silver-y spray paint to look like their much more expensive Pottery Barn cousins...
So I decided to go that route. Simple but elegant, showcasing the nooks & crannies of each shell with the gorgeous paint. I followed her directions and looked for Krylon Chrome spray paint (she tested a few colors & found this to be the perfect color).