Published on September 5th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Coral Decor with a little DIY
This coral decor looks like it could have come from Pottery Barn.
And, it didn’t cost PB prices either.
I looked on their website. There was a piece of coral for $50.
Wanna know what I paid?
I paid $11.95 for two pieces of plastic fish tank coral.
I paid about $2.50 for the blocks of wood.
I paid $.99 each for a can of black gloss spray paint, and a can of white flat spray paint. I already had the glue- but let’s add that in about $.25 for what I used.
A little over $16 for two totally awesome pieces.
Take that high prices!
You are going to need some 4×4 blocks.
You can buy a piece at the lumber store and they will make cuts for you for a minimal cost. About $1 a cut.
Mine measure 4×4 and 4×6 inches.
Once your blocks are cut, sand them smooth.
Then begin spray painting them. Be sure to give them time to dry between coats.
If you want a very glossy finish, be prepared to add about 10 layers on the blocks in gloss spray.
After they are dry, paint your coral any color you chose. I like white so that is my color. I layered the spray on because white doesn’t always coat that well.
Let them dry.
Now to put them together.
I love silicone. It is a better adhesive than many glues on the market. Buy clear and spend about $3.25 for a tube that will last you.
Then caulk your shower.
Love how these look in our beachy feeling room.