A couple of days ago, I showed you the bounty of beautiful oyster shells that I collected on vacation. I stuck a bunch of them in a glass hurricane, but I asked for your ideas on what else I could do with eleventy-million pounds of oyster shells. I haven’t gotten around to doing anything with them yet (I’m working on a furniture rehab project!), so I thought I would take the lazy girl’s way out and show a bunch of your ideas.
Holy oyster shells, Batman! Look at this pricey beauty from Wisteria! Can you imagine how much it must weigh?
Cottage Living style editor Heather Chadduck also was inspired by the gray and white shells and actually covered her own fireplace with the shells. She asked a local restaurant to keep the shells then had them run through their industrial dishwasher with bleach. Then using tile mastic and the help of several friends, her fireplace was encrusted and given an entire new look.
These pretty little candleholders are also from Wisteria. Very pretty and very doable.
Of course, Martha Stewart had to weigh in on the issue with these adorable seashell candles. Wouldn’t these look great for a summer wedding?
How about salt and pepper holders for a seafood supper?
I think I’m going to try these seashell shadowboxes from It’s the little things that make a house a home. They would look great with river rocks too.
These oyster shell crusted lamps were ordinary. inexpensive lamps that J. Marshall Sims completely reinvented for the 2008 Coastal Living idea house. Great idea, I say!
Sherry and John from Young House Love shared this oyster shell chandelier that they discovered while shopping in Savannah.
I’m digging this tote bag that’s been embellished with shells. Very pretty!
In true Kimba fashion, I forgot to pick a winner for our $40 gift certificate giveaway from Monkey See Boutique until right now. Drum roll, please! The winner is Holly! Shoot me an email and we’ll get you set up.
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Don’t forget! Thursday is DIY Day on ASPTL! The DIY Day post will go up at 10:00PM tonight (Wednesday). Get your posts ready!