Monday, April 22, 2013

Sea Fan Tutorial

There's so much beauty and mystery to a sea fan. They bring a sense of calmness to any room and bringing nature into the home is a great way to elevate your interiors.  I have been lusting after the Sea Fan pictures that Restoration Hardware sells.  Being I love a good DIY project I decided to make my own Sea Fan picture. Here's how I did it! 

My husband, Kohler's Grandmother gave us two old wooden frames that she no longer wanted. I was ecstatic that she was giving them to me being these frames would cost anywhere from $50-$200 at a local antique store.  I couldn't wait to display them somewhere in our home.  I decided one frame would go in the master bath and one in the powder bath.  Inside them I would display my beautiful sea fans I had bought at Hunt and Gather (A local antique store in Minneapolis). I painted one frame black (Obsidian paint from Restoration Hardware) and I kept the other frame in its original state.  

 I bought linen fabric at the local fabric store. If you live in the Minneapolis area SR Harris Fabric Outlet is a fabulous place to buy discounted fabric or Jo-Ann Fabrics is a great place to find cheap fabric as well.

 I used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the back of the frame.  Make sure to buy extra fabric so you have enough to pull fabric tight and staple.

 Next, I cut the extra fabric so it looked clean.

 I attached a wire from side to side to hang the framed piece.

The finished product in our powder bathroom. The wall color in our powder bathroom is obsidian (which is a stunning black) from Restoration Hardware. The black frame against the black wall is so sleek and sexy. I  layered the sea fans and nailed them to the linen and the wall after I hung the frame. You could also use a needle and thread to attach the sea fan to the fabric. Another great way to add color to your piece is to spray paint the sea fan a different color. A pop of blue, pink or red would brighten up any room.

This is the Sea Fan in our master bathroom. The paint color in this bathroom is Slate (a warm gray) from Restoration Hardware as well. This is were I love soaking in my tub.... in such a pretty, peaceful arena.


You can also use them as presentation pieces for entertaining.
 The possibilities are endless!

Courtesy: Pinterest, RH