framed sea fans

I scored these two 27-inch sea fans a while back for $20 a piece, with the intention of dying, framing and hanging them in my master bathroom.  Here we are, months later, and I’m finally getting around to it.  This is a super easy and inexpensive way to add texture and elegance to any space without being too kitschy/beachy.  You can find huge fans every now and then at Home Goods, and Deltona Shells has a great selection, too.  A quick coat of spray paint in your favorite color and you’ve got custom art!  Here are some of my favorite inspiration photos of framed fans.  Be sure to keep an eye open for them on your next trip to Home Goods!

Ken Gemes

Urban Grace

Coastal Style Living

Mabley Handler

Ciao Newport Beach

Kate Jackson Design

Mecox Gardens

Style at Home

South of Market

Love the different color options of Karen Roberton’s tinted fans:


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  1. Sherry Hart on August 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love how they look framed. Found a few at HG's and have been meaning to do the same think! Can't wait to see yours.

  2. Kelly Stivers on August 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks, Sherry! I've just got to figure out what color I want to paint them, if any!

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