Monday, December 3, 2012

One Step Closer.....

....towards my dreams for our bathroom....

A framed sea fan. An elegant touch of a silvery-bronze and something that feels beach-y without taking it over board. hahaha....over board...get it?? ok. Maybe I should keep my day job.

Now all I need is some marble tile, a nice soaking tub, a new vanity, new lighting, and a mirror....that's all. I don't ask for much!

Anyway, I love the lace-like shadows that these create on a white background! I wish I could actually capture some to show you. I'm sure you have seen these around, and I'm also sure that you noticed that they aren't cheap!! 

I figured out how to have one without paying $ can order a sea fan online for less than $10 and if you happen to have a local framer who doesn't charge 9 million dollars for every custom frame, mine is ArtWorks, then you can have something like this for around $150 instead of $300.

Your framer might end up hating you because these fans are very fragile and attaching them to a back piece is a pain, but that is where coffee, or holiday treats come in. Show up prepared and you'll be able to calm the framing beast. This is a VERY valuable tip that you received for free. You're welcome!

Our wall color is a very calming green from the Restoration Hardware collection. I think it is called Silver Sage. You can get towels to match!!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!!


  1. I love it. I have wanted a sea fan for so long so I think it's about time I get one. Love the framing job. We had Silver Sage in a bedroom in our previous house. I love it and it's so crazy how it changes at different times of day, huh?

  2. Such a beautiful touch. It's all in the details!

  3. seriously...always the best ideas. i say it all the time though :)


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