Coastal Decor doesn’t have to be expensive. You can turn a thrift store find into pretty Starfish Wall Art with just a few supplies.
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I love finding pieces at thrift stores or dollar stores that I can use to create coastal decor for our home. Making this coastal starfish decor was an easy paint project.
Starfish Wall Art
It’s time for our Monthly Craft Room De-Stash Challenge Hop. Each month, a group of bloggers meet the challenge from C’Mon Get Crafty to use items from our own stash to create a craft or project.
We can spend ten dollars for necessary supplies to create it, but most need to be things we already have. Be sure to check out all of the links at the bottom of the post for some great ideas!
Meet this month’s hosts!
Like lots of you, I’ve been raiding my craft supply to find items that I can use for home decor once they’ve been given a makeover. I bought this wall art at my local Goodwill last year and it’s been waiting for a makeover.
The piece still had the original Ashland price tag of $12.99 from Michaels on it, but since it was at Goodwill, it was selling for only $3.99.
When I spotted it at Goodwill, I liked that the panels are connected with rope. That goes great with any coastal decor. I needed a darker shade of paint to cover the print on the panels, so I first gave it two coats of DecoArt Artifact Chalky Finish Paint.
I’ve had these blue and green craft starfish in my craft stash for ages. I’ve used others of them on projects like this DIY Coastal Mantel Decor Piece.
After the coats of gray paint were dry, I added white paint to the grooves of each panel. When I positioned the starfish on, I decided it was too bland.
I added a coat of DecoArt Timeless Chalky Finish Paint to the background and Lace to the raised square. I reapplied white paint to the grooves.
I like the variations of color and the starfish pop better against the white. Before securing the starfish with hot glue to the panels, I used a small piece of medium grit sand paper to rough up the edges a little for a more weathered look.
For now, the starfish wall art is on the wall in our sun room, but with the light colored walls in this room, I think it might need to be moved into another area.
One of the best things about the monthly craft de-stash challenge is finding ways to use what we have on hand in creative ways. Everything I used for this coastal wall art piece came from my craft stash.
Supply List for Coastal Wall Art with Starfish
- Thrift Store Find Wall Art
- Paint & Brushes
- Craft Starfish
- Hot Glue
- Sand Paper
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Starfish Wall Art
from a Thrift Store Find
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