Make a set of coastal wall decor pieces using dollar store finds. Don’t you love finding items at a dollar store that you know just need a bit of a makeover to work with your decor? These decorative boxes weren’t my style, but with some paint and coastal elements, they fit right in.
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Any time I’m shopping at a dollar store for items I can use for crafting, I always have a look at the frames and small decor pieces they have to see if any of them could work with my coastal decor if they got simple makeovers.
How to Use Dollar Store Items to Make Coastal Wall Art
Supplies Used for Coastal Wall Decor Makeover
- Decorative Dollar Store Boxes
- Paint & Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
- Small Sea Shells
- Small Bits of Drift Wood
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
I’m not even sure what “You’re so Glazy” means, but I liked the raised disc inside the box and I knew just what I wanted to do with these. I bought two of them and began thinking of ways to turn them into coastal decor pieces.
The disc was glued to the inside of the box, but it came off pretty easily. I used a damp cloth to remove the paper covering of the disc.
Both the disc and the box got a white chalk paint job. I wanted to start with white for a clean surface and add in other paint colors.
Steps I followed to give the box a coastal makeover:
- Remove the disc and paper covering
- Paint the box and the disc white
- Add gray paint to the disc using a dry brush technique
- Add Mod Podge to the lower portion of the disc
- Sprinkle sand over the Mod Podge and allow to dry
- Paint the upper portion of the disc blue, wiping away some of the paint to expose the white and gray paint
While the disc was drying, I painted the box using Waverly Chalk Paint in Agave. I used a cloth to wipe away some of the paint, especially around the edges and the interior of the box.
Once the disc was dry I glued some sea glass shards and small pieces of driftwood to it.
I sorted through my stash of shells and found two small ones that were just right for this.
The shells are hot glued glued to the sea glass. The final touch was to go over the edges of the boxes with medium grit sand paper to let some of the white paint underneath show through.
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The final look for the boxes has them fitting in with my coastal decor. The cost was low since the boxes were only $1.00 each and I had everything else I used on hand.
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Coastal Wall Art : Dollar Store Makeover
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