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How To Make A Beautiful Sea Shell Shadow Box Table

Make a beautiful sea shell shadow box table from a repurposed piano bench.

sea shell table

Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! I’m so excited to share this Sea Shell Shadow Box Table with you! I’m teaming up with some great bloggers to share an upcycled project for this month’s challenge hosted by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

This shadow box started out as an old piano bench given to me by my sister.

Here is the before:

piano bench

And the after:

sea shell shadow box table with glass top

I started by removing the seat with a screwdriver. You know I will totally use the seat on another project!

piano bench with top open

I then painted it with two coats of DecoArt Chalk Paint in Everlasting. I added some pretty map decorative paper to the base with Mod Podge.

Sea shell shadow Box Table

I’m actually going to use this on my deck, but it was raining today so I couldn’t take pictures with it outside. However, it is versatile enough to go indoors or out.

I did add a little dark wax and finished the entire piece with clear wax. I thought it would be nice to add a bunch of sea shells that we have collected through the years.

Shadow boxes are such a great way to display special mementos.

Sea shell shadow box table

Piano bench to shadow box

You can even add photos from family vacations. The possibilities with a shadow box are endless! I had a glass top leftover from a table that I refinished and didn’t want the glass on the table any longer.

Sea shell shadow box table

However, I knew I would use it on something else. Never get rid of those glass tops because you can always repurpose them! I added glass bumpers to the corners to keep the glass steady.

Sea shell shadow box table


Sea shell shadow box table

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Sea shell shadow box table

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Sandy Brungardt

Thursday 1st of November 2018

I did this long time ago I drilled hole in bottom of box and bought a six ft rope lite to run qroundthe inside then bought sand and made a sm dune. Then put my shells and couple of trinkets in. Had a glass top made same size, plugged in it really show off the shells. Most of the shells came from Sanibel Is., Fl.

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Kim Sharman

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Who would've thought a piano stool could look so fresh and lovely. Such a clever idea. I love it!


Saturday 4th of June 2016

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