When we were on Edisto Island back in May, one of the things I marveled at was the houses, the properties, the decor. I really like nautical decor, obviously fitting on an island. There were many huge and beautiful houses, and others not so huge, but clearly well-maintained and personalized with signage, house names and yard art. Somewhere along the way, I noticed someone had a shell monogram hanging in front of their house, and a project idea was born.
I brought back a bag of shells, so the basic material was in hand. I drudged up a discarded cabinet door and attempted a faux bois driftwood effect. It may not look as aged as driftwood, but I like it.
I tried finding some discarded rope, but in the interest of time, went into a marine supply store in Lake Tahoe and picked up 10 feet of rope, and auditioned the monogram with the rope and a few clusters of shells in the corners.
And yesterday the project was completed and hung on the back fence with some found S-hooks and left-over lamp wire.