Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bookcovers and Starfish

I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember.  Last week I thought about my favorite store on MD's Eastern Shore (where we vactioned as a kid). 

Sea Shell City now has a website with every shell imaginable.  Within in a few days (since I still live in the same state) I had some really great shells and starfish to add to my collection.  I used a few in my ever-changing shelf displays as well as on my vanity table to hold jewelry, etc.  Aren't they beautiful? 

They're really reasonably priced too, check them out: Sea Shell City

I decided to paint one of the starfish silver as a knock-off of an expensive 'silvered' starfish I saw online ($80!!). 

I also completed another project this week-recovering some of my old paperback books with scrapbooking paper.  I LOVE how this turned really looks much more design-y then the books' original covers.  I stayed with my black/gray color pallette but jazzed them up by using textured and embossed papers.  Super simple to do-just wrap the books like you used to cover your old textbooks. 

Once I ran out of the fancy scrapbooking paper I remembered I had an old atlas and used some pages to cover a few more books.  I think they look pretty cute and I love that the spines of the books now reference places near me. 

On a random side note...can we talk about how awesome this little silver tray is???  I found it at an antique store near me (that I've never been to...if you can believe it) for $3.50.  I just finished polishing it up and it's sad how excited this little dish makes where to put it??

Happy Treasure Hunting!

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