Ways to Decorate a Bathroom with Shells


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Many people choose an ocean theme or a shell theme with looking for ways to decorate a bathroom. After all, seashells and water go together, and the bathroom is the ideal location to use this theme. Try the following unique and easy ways to decorate a bathroom with shells. Anyone can buy plastic seashell décor, but why have the same cheap décor as countless other people? Use these easy and affordable ideas to set your bathroom apart from the rest.

Decorate a Bathroom Wall Mirror Frame with Small Shells

Search stores that sell wall mirrors and bathroom medicine cabinets and it is unlikely you will find any embellished with shells. A plain wood-framed wall mirror or bathroom medicine cabinet is easy to decorate with small shells of various types. This easy way to decorate a wood frame can help transform a cheap item into a stunning work of art.

Begin by removing the mirror or medicine cabinet door, and protect the mirror with paper and painter’s tape. Coat the wood frame with spray-on adhesive, and cover it with either natural or colored sand. This will make a fantastic natural background for the seashells. Without the sand the wood frame would be visible in between the shells and not look nearly as impressive.

Next, attach the shells using a hot glue gun or strong clear-drying waterproof adhesive. Cover the entire frame with small shells and use even smaller shells around the edges. It will take time and patience to cover the entire frame, but the finished work of practical art will look outstanding in the bathroom.

Decorate Scallop Shells with Watercolors for a Colorful Display

I chose to decorate my bathroom with shells, and my daughter helped come up with some of the décor. I had numerous small light-colored scallop shells that we collected in South Carolina, and without any prompting, she came up with the idea of painting the shells. She used her watercolors to decorate shells in pretty shades of green, yellow, pink, purple, and blue. We let the shells dry on paper towels, and I thought they were too pretty to put away. I was very impressed! We placed the painted seashells in a crystal dish and used her ingenious idea to decorate the seashell bathroom. Lightly painted seashells will add color and interest to an otherwise ordinary bathroom display.

Decorate the Bathroom with Soap Dishes Made from Large Scallop Shells

Search for seashell soap dishes at a discount store and you will find them. However, are not typically cheap in price, but they are more than likely made from cheap cast resin or plastic. Instead of using manufactured bathroom soap dishes, make them using extra-large scallop shells.

For each bathroom soap dish, buy or find one large scallop shell and one smaller one about half the size. Make a soap dish by creating a base with the smaller shell. The larger shell attached to smaller shell will hold the soap. In other words, the outer centers of the shells will be glued together in the center. This is a great way to help decorate a bathroom with beautiful seashells, and it will save money over store-bought ready-made items that are not nearly as pretty.

Use your imagination to come up with other ways to decorate a bathroom with shells. Also, if you do not have a source of free seashells, visit a craft store or discount store that has a craft section, or shop online. Beautiful bagged seashells are available at affordable prices, and they can be used to decorate a bathroom in a number of creative and exciting new ways.

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