DIY – Gold Starfish Coastal Art

DIY – Gold Starfish Coastal Art

So, this will be my last post – for now – of my out of control weekend with the gold spray paint. I wanted to create some fun items for my booth. I probably have not mentioned to y’all, but I have a small retail space here in Mount Pleasant at Southern Accents. I sell furniture, accessories and decor. They are things that I make, reupholster, paint or buy from my vendors. It keeps me busy!

Moving on! I decided to create a little coastal art for my buyers because, well, we live on the coast.

I bought these darling little starfish at a local furniture store in town. I almost got the sea urchins, but I wanted to conquer one at a time, so I started with these.

The original starfish.

The original starfish.



The original coastal frame with sand dollars.

The original coastal frame with sand dollars.



Then, I began the spraying process using my favorite gold spray paint, Krylon Metallic gold.

Getting sprayed

Getting sprayed



They sat to dry.

Gold starfish

Gold starfish



Then, I bought a shadow box. I cut out the circles to put on the glass so that I could display my starfish the way I wanted.

Making sure the circles are the right size

Making sure the circles are the right size.



Next up, I cut the circles and taped them to the glass of the shadowbox.

The circles for the glass

The circles for the glass.



It was time to spray the glass white.

I taped the circles in place and spray painting the glass

I taped the circles in place and spray painted the glass.



I used a glue gun to secure the starfish to the back of the shadowbox (sorry, I forgot take that pic.) It was finally finished and ready to be hung!

The final product

The final product



I cannot wait to put this in my booth! Hope y’all have a great week! I’m heading to the Haven Conference in Atlanta to learn more and meet some of my favorite bloggers. I cannot wait to share some of my moments with you! If you want to see what’s going on, make sure you follow me on Instagram!

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  • July 15, 2014

    these are awesome! i have shells i have rub n buffed gold inside, but i have never thought about gold starfish! i need to- gorgeous!

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