Noticing a lot of chatter lately about the hot summer trend of all things nautical - which is so fun for summer. Here is one great piece I've had my eye on . . .
I think it is so chic and would add just the right amount of sparkle to my coffee table. But, I can't justify $185.00 for a trendy accessory. I know, it's really great. Isn't it?
So, I was thinking (my husband says he dreads that phase more than anything in the world) . . . What if I took this shell (at $24.95).
or this one at $25.00 (it's resin).
And painted the interior gold (since brass/gold accents are still hotter than hot). There are so many options for how to add the gold accent. You could do gold leaf which would add a lot of texture to the inside.
or craft paint - this one feels aged to me which is a great thing . . .
or even a little metal (anything called liquid metal, I'm in!) . . .
You've got yourself a nautical/gold chachkie for a fraction of the price! With a deal like that, I really wouldn't feel bad moving on when the trend is over. M.