DIY Whale Silhouette Coastal Pallet Art
I had a Whale of a time working on my latest project.
I know I’m a cheese-ball, but I couldn’t resist.
Who knew I liked Whales so much?
Certainly not me.
When I got my new Whale book-ends, I didn’t know I was going to fall so hard.
But holy-heck they are SO flipping cute and I super totally love them!!!!
I was poking around the other day and I saw these Whale silhouettes and I instantly knew I wanted to make one for myself.
The problem with making my own, is that I don’t have right saw to make the cuts.
What I did have was an abundance of pallets. And paint. So I decided to try and paint one free-hand.
What could it hurt?
I grabbed a pallet Jim and I had torn apart and made a wood “canvas” out of and my Maison White to white-wash it.
My mom and I took it outside and dry brushed it real quick, nothing fancy or particular.
We were busy with other things, so I set it aside to dry.
Later that evening when I got bored after dinner, I did a light chalk outline on the pallet as a dry-run.
I thought it looked okay so I filled it in with Riviera. One of the prettiest aqua shades I’ve ever seen.
I took a long break from aqua because it got so very popular.. but I missed it. I’d have to say that color affair began back in Jr. High. Gosh, Jim and I even had aqua as one of our wedding colors! It’s such a natural fit for our home. Living here on the coast, so close to the ocean… I’ve decided to embrace it again. (even if it’s just a Summer fling)
Humphrey started out on the mantel… and then traveled down to the hearth. He works wonders covering up the firebox for the season so I think he found his home.
My mom sprinkled some shells on the hearth and added an old insulator and we called it d-o-n-e.
I especially love this old abalone shell. My grandma had one just like this in her living room for as long as I can remember. My cousin has it now, as well as a giant conch shell that was hers. It’s funny the things that hold meaning and become treasures.
Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to do with the mantel… ?
I’ll save that for another day though.
It can wait.