Gild-y as charged

It took me all day to think of that title.


Funny how summer took a while to get going here (rain!) & suddenly, August in all its school supplies glory is unabashedly staring at us around every corner.  Hope you've been squeezing every drop of fun out of your summer!  What's new, let's see...this awesome furry Ewok guy is keeping us busy in the best way.  He fits right in with our family & has stolen our hearts!  I've also been working on another Home Depot Style Challenge (Halloween).  Stoked to be asked back!  It's getting batty around these parts.

Anyway, we were out to dinner recently & I had oysters.  I asked our waiter if I could take one of the shells home, as I remembered seeing this craft pop up in my Pinterest feed.  He didn't think it was odd, because apparently lots of patrons take home their oyster shells for crafts (an oyster shell windchime was mentioned).  My in-laws also didn't think it was odd because you know, I've been odder. 

Aw, family & stuff.

I cleaned the shell with soap & water, then boiled it for 10 minutes to diminish the briney, fishy smell.  Then I let it air dry before spraying the concave pearly side with my favorite gold spraypaint.  After it cured for a few days outside, I was all "The world is my gilded oyster!" up in here.

This is my office nook in our master bedroom which I initially posted about here.  I'm a part-time bookkeeper (totally glamorous) & I don't need much when it comes to an office.  It's like, just get your work done remotely so you can go browsing on Amazon, mmkay.  LOVE the black wall that I painted last year; everything just pops against it! 


Nothing's new except for the canvas art but here are some sources:

paint: Benjamin Moore Soot
framed (faux) fern fronds: DIY
framed Van Gogh's Roses: ripped from one of my books
sailing canvas: HomeGoods
gold wishbone: Hobby Lobby
console table used as a desk (I added brass corners): HomeGoods
lamp: HomeGoods
ghost chair: Biz Chair


More to come on this room soon when I get motivated next ;-) 
Thanks so much for reading!  
Wishing you the best summer has left to offer!

14 comments:

  1. You make me laugh. I've never had oysters, because ... well, Midwest. But I wonder if I could bring home the pork chop bone? Anyone? New Pinterest craft.

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    1. LOL!! A gilded pork chop bone could really elevate a gallery wall. Can we say re-pins?!

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  2. It looks great! And love your title!!!

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    1. Many thanks, Kim! I probably had too much fun with that title, huh? ;-)

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  3. Hahaha!!! Love it! Also love the above comment :D I'm really digging all the gold against your dark walls. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

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    1. Kim's on to something with her gilded pork chop idea. It'll trend on Pinterest ;-) Thanks so much, friend!

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  4. I have a few shells laying around, and love the idea! Love your office.

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    1. Thank you, friend! I'm wishing I brought more shells home with me! I have an excuse to order oysters again soon ;-)

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  5. Love this!! I've never ordered oysters, but I can't wait to see my familiy's faces when I do and tell them I need the shell for a craft! :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, my friend!! Got to keep family members on their toes with our antics, am I right?! ;-)

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  6. I even paused after the header before reading the post, and thought to myself, 'See, that's why she's so good! That's a great header...so clever and witty...this is why I enjoy reading her posts so much' All that to say, your day's worth of thinking and pondering, did not go unnoticed or under appreciated. I'm obviously digging the wall and craft. I remember when I used to have 5 minutes to bust out fun little projects! xoxoxo #missyou

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  7. Gold and black...can't go wrong! I love your space you've created & you!!! xo

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  8. Shut up, that black wall is ridiculous. I want to do that! I have some stuff laying around that could look cool gilded....Thomas trains, Dusty Crophopper, maybe Lightning McQueen?!

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  9. I LOVE that shell! Gorgeous! Always great to combine beauty and function!

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Let's get weird up in here.
xoxo
~Freckles Chick~