Madigan made… starfish framed art for the beachy bathroom.
Summer’s not quite over yet… want to see a beach inspired project?
Yep, I’m finally getting around to showing you another master bathroom project. It’s only been about… oh… five months! Since this is a beachy bath inspired by a beach movie scene, I figured I’d better show you this artwork before the summer is over.
I’m sure you’ve seen this idea before: mount a starfish on top of a flat surface to ‘frame’ it. I’m pretty sure the first time I saw and fell in love with starfish used as decor was at either The Lettered Cottage or the Shabby Creek Cottage. It is a simple idea that I love. A grouping of framed starfish can look so chic and classic.
But what my starfish are framed on? Any guesses?
C’mon, look a little closer…
They are movie projector cases!
Tell me they are not the coolest!?
I spied six metal cases for a buck a piece at a thrift store about a year ago. I was instantly drawn to the beautiful shade of gray blue. Knowing that we’d someday redo our bath in a blue color, I snatched them up.
Don’t worry, I saved the interior movie reels for another project… they were too fun to not to use!
To make these ‘frames’, I glued a clothespin to the back of each cover. (I used wood glue to secure the pins closed, too)
Then, I used more glue and attached a starfish (I got mine at a craft store) to each cover.
To hang the “plaques”, I used Command picture hanging strips on the clothespin and wall. (Note – a few kept falling down. I think the angle on the clothespin was pulling at the hook and loop. But if I turned the strips attached to the horizontally instead of vertically, they did not fall.)
A small mother-of-pearl tray with a few shells and glass gems sit on top of the commode.
I love the simple and graphic impact of this grouping. I think starfish can be both cottage and modern.
The watery glass gem frame on the other wall was a subtle reference to the beach. These starfish plaques are a more literal translation.
I love the fall and can’t wait for cooler weather… but I’m so happy to have this little beachy corner in our bath.
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