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How To Repurpose A Vintage Window Using Seashells

If you love beach craft ideas than hopefully you will enjoy this one. How to repurpose a vintage window using seashells.

How To Repurpose A Vintage Window

I am blessed that I live near the beach. Throughout the years I have collected hundred of seashells. I love making projects with them. I thought it be fun to create something unique with an old window frame I have and my seashells.


  •  Old window
  • Primer
  • Turquoise Spray Paint or oil based paint.
  • Small white shells
  • 4 large seashells
  • Glue gun

How To Repurpose A Vintage Window With Seashells.

Step 1: Painting The Window Frame

It was a beautiful day and it was perfect to start preparing the window for painting. Clean off any debris from the window and cover the glass with blue tape. Take white primer paint and cover all the wood.

Once the primer dries you can use any oil-based turquoise paint. If you want to change the color all together be my guest. I hand brushed the paint making it easy to get into the crevices. You can use spray paint as well.

Step 2: Gluing The Seashells

Start by adding the seashells one by one on the cleaned window surface making sure there is just enough space in between each one. Make sure it looks even. At every four corners glue one of the big shells. Once you have positioned all the seashells, get that handy glue gun and start gluing each one carefully. Glue guns are tricky so don’t burn those fingers. Using gloves is wise.

Glueing seashell on window:how to repurpose an old window

After the seashells dry you can hang it on a wall or against the wall on a table. Let me know if you make one, love to hear about it.

Seashell window on table:how to repurpose an old window

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    1. Turquoise is never goes out of style! its been around a long time! Hope it stays that way
      Hugs Maria

  1. Love this turquoise and beachy theme. I have a turquoise and beach theme in my living room. So I love everything about this wonderful diy. Hugs!

    1. Thanks for stopping by.. The nautical look is something i love so much! I could make these beachy themes for ever.

  2. How cute! I love how different this looks!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    1. Thanks jess.. it is different from other beachy theme that have shells! Its because its a window!

  3. This would be such a fun project for me, too! I have plenty of shells….that’s for sure! You have a new profile pic, too….very nice! You look so cute and summery! Hugs, Diane

    1. Thanks for stopping by my bloggy friend.. This window has been so much fun to do! I would love to paint a few more different colors! hope you are having a nice summer!
      Hugs Maria

    1. Mrs. AOK, love that you stopped by and saw my window! Its been a real fun project to do with the sea shells

  4. Wonderful project. I love how elegantly it brings the touch of seaside to your house.

      1. Masha,
        Thanks for your lovely comment.. so happy you stop by to admire my DIY.. Its makes my day a happier one.
  5. Henrietta says:

    How artistic Maria!

  6. How pretty and unique!!
    It is so creative of you 🙂

    1. Winnie, Thanks so much again for your friendship and liking my blog post! So sweet!

    1. Jenna,
      Thanks… I loved making the window its my favorite color! I have painted a ton of turquoise.

  7. Awesome beachy window. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Now following you on Pinterest and G+ !

    1. Carol
      Thanks for the sweet message.. and all the follows! love that! Now i feel like eating chocolate:)

  8. I love the turquoise color also. Fresh, clean and breezy!!! Like the beach.

    Always nice here!

    1. yes its quite popular, sometimes i think i use it to much! Need to find another color!

  9. This is such a fun idea, Maria! I love the beachy colors:)

    1. It was very easy to add the shells, the hard part was putting the screws to hang the window! But I succeeded but was challenging!

    1. The windows are very easy to find. if you go to Habitate for Humanity Thrift store around your area.. You dont want to use a vintage one, a used one thats from 10 years ago!

  10. Love the shells! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

  11. Thanks for sharing your creative craft! We hope to see you again at the Be.You.Tiful Link Party!

    1. Yes it was, Seems that color turquoise is so popular here in the South.

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