Beachcombing For A Shell Valance
A shell valance begins by a favorite pastime of many Cape Cod beach lovers. Exploring the beach at low tide exposes miles of sand and shells
I find hundreds of large clam or quahog shells along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Being a firm believer inspiration is everywhere, using these, somehow, to create an uber custom window treatment for a beach house.
They look fabulous with the materials chosen for the Cape Cod master bedroom. So beachy!
Beach to the Window
I come up with the design, now to make it happen. Design ideas come easily to me, engineering them is where my innovative husband comes in. (We really do make a great team). We go to our favorite Holden, MA hardware store, Jed’s, to get some hardware. I love the catalog of orderly sliding boxes that hold all of the hardware “stuff”.
This is what we bought. I had the decorative brass posts in my own stash of parts. All of the metal gets white paint, the shells stay natural. Super heavy adhesive putty attach the shells to the hardware.
Ta Da! The shells found on Brewster flats and Sandy Neck are now holdups for this Cape Cod shell valance window treatment.
What do you think? Like it or hate it?
What do you have that you could repurpose into a creative window treatment?
Please check back soon for the rest of the master bedroom window treatment reveal
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