Ever since I saw these sun-bleached turtle shells on Jayson Home, I knew I wanted something similar without paying hundreds for it.  I found these two beauties while thrifting and knew it was meant to be at $30.  I used leftover Benjamin Moore Cloud White paint from when we painted our new place, and quickly brushed a coat on the outer shell.

After the paint dried, I sanded away parts here and there and voila!  I had my own set of distressed shells. #turtletime

Fun fact:  Christian is completely grossed out with turtles.  I’ve been with the guy for seven years, but this was something I did not know.  SO, my plan to hang these babies by the front door was a bust when he was fake gagging while looking at them (similar to Vicki Gunvalson on RHOC being carsick on the bus in Bali…who else saw that and laughed like crazy!?).  I was forced to find a new hanging spot – one that he wasn’t necessarily forced to look at all the time, so I thought this little nook above our den blankets would be just right.

What do you think?  Are y’all into it or not so much?

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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8 thoughts on “DIY: Painted Turtle Shells

  1. I don’t mind the look, but as an animal person it’s kind of distressing (no pun intended).

    1. I hear you – my husband felt the same way. I didn’t really think of it that way until after I bought them secondhand – that’s why I had to hang them out of his line of vision.

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