Oyster Shell Fireplace

July 16th, 2009 in member junk     
beachbabe39 beachbabe39, member
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My fireplace was very dull. The surrounding was just a black slab that the builder had used. I saw this idea in a magazine, not sure which one. After a few oyster roasts, I had saved the shells, soaked them in my wheelbarrow with bleach and let them dry in the sun. I used tile mastic, and lots of it, to adhere the shells to the slab. Took more time than I thought, but the effect was worth it and looking at the fireplace always makes me think of good friends and good food.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, eclectic, living room, cream, purple

Comments (7)

shabbychick writes: Amazing! You've definitely brought the beach into your home in a very creative way - I love it!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:53 pm on July 20th
junkermidge writes: That is SO, SO cool! I have never seen anything like that!
You did a beautiful job on it.
Midge Posted: 9:55 pm on July 18th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:46 am on July 18th
monakent writes: Nice job. gailmarie Posted: 10:35 am on July 17th
THein writes: So beautiful... you must have a cool house, this post and your others are must sees! Theresa Posted: 9:54 pm on July 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Funny. Before reading your post I was thinking this could be in a magazine. Glad one inspired you to do such a beautiful job on your own!

Candy Posted: 9:34 pm on July 16th
junktiqueboutique writes: this is beautiful. you did a great job Posted: 5:31 pm on July 16th
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