Hello new friends! I'm Chelsea, and Making Home Base is my corner of the bloggy world. I share my crafty ideas, diy home decor projects, favorite recipes, and a little glimpse into my military life. I'm the wife of a military guy who happens to be my best friend in the world and the mama of our sweet one year old who often makes an appearance on the blog. I'm thrilled to be here sharing a super fun summer project! I've had the good fortune of living in close proximity to a beach for six out of the last seven years. Over that time we've collected a lot of beautiful sea glass. For years, the seaglass has been sitting in a plastic bag in a drawer, until recently when I started updating my powder room to create a more beachy vibe. Today I'm sharing one of the recent projects from the powder room. Say hello to my Beachy Seaglass Wall Art. You'll see on my blog that I love creating with less. My favorite projects always cost close to nothing. And this one is no different. I recycled a frame I had laying around. I just gave it a fresh coat of paint (my favorite upcycle trick - PAINT). Then, I wrapped the matte frame in jute. This required a lot of wrapping and hot glue. Once the matte was covered in jute, I hot glued a scrap piece of canvas to the back.
I went through my bag of seaglass and picked out a few that were similar in size and color. I positioned them in three rows and then hot glued them into place.
After the glue was dry I put the matte back in the frame and BAM! Beautiful beachy wall art. Such a fun addition to any beach inspired decor, I think. If you are headed to the beach this summer, be sure to pick up some seaglass!
Huge squeeze to my friend Britni for having me over today! Thanks Brit!