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Seashore Modern Art

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This past summer, we went to the beach for a few days and I found a large piece of sea sponge. Large for the North Carolina coast anyway. I picked it up and tossed it in the car for our ride back home.

I propped it on the bookcase until I could decide what to do with it. I thought about incorporating into the shell mirror. It was too large for that.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
Just an ordinary piece of sea sponge picked up while walking on the beach glued to a marble base.
The base is 5" x 7" and I used Loctite glue. Today, I'd use E6000. I've had no problem with the Loctite, but the E6000 is my go-to for everything.
I stopped in a granite countertop warehouse and planned to purchase a small scrap to make my base. They graciously cut me the size I wanted from a scrap, polished the edges, and wouldn't let me pay. I will return to them for my countertops! A piece of wood or wood plaque purchased from Hobby Lobby or any craft store, painted in your color preference, would work, too.

Before gluing the sponge to the base, I flipped it over and added 4 silicone pads to protect my furniture.
To dust, I just wipe gently around it. I've also sat it in the shower and rinsed it off with cold water. Let dry in tub.

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Materials used for this project:

  • Marble base   (Countertop warehouse)
  • Sea sponge   (found at beach)
  • Loctite glue   (Home Depot)
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Evelyn Schaedel
    Evelyn Schaedel New York, NY
    on Jul 21, 2017

    Very creative! Looks great!

    • Susan W Bosscawen
      Susan W Bosscawen Winnsboro, SC
      on Jul 22, 2017

      Thank you! I appreciate you stopping in. Come see us at BarefootAffairs.com. Would love to have you!

  • Irene
    Irene Littleton, CO
    on Jul 21, 2017

    Wow! Very creative. I really LOVE it! What a nice piece. Well done lady.

    • Susan W Bosscawen
      Susan W Bosscawen Winnsboro, SC
      on Jul 22, 2017

      Thanks! And it was so easy. I've enjoyed it in our home. If you have time, come see us at BarefootAffairs.com. Would love you to follow us.

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Jul 21, 2017

    Well done! It is so nice to see the coastal look embraced without being kitschy.

  • Susan W Bosscawen
    Susan W Bosscawen Winnsboro, SC
    on Jul 22, 2017

    Thanks! Some things can get to looking like a tired tourist trap. When you have time, come see us at BarefootAffairs.com. Would love for you to join in.

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