Monday, May 9, 2011

Sea It...Love It... - Furbish

Last month, I posted here and here about the store Furbish.  I had browsed around on the online store several times before I put two and two together and realized that I actually drive by the real Furbish store everyday on my way to work...  On Friday afternoon, I finally got the chance to go in there for the first time! It's an awesome store with a lot of vibrant colors and great things.   

After lusting over a barnacle cluster on the Furbish website, I finally got to make one of them mine! They come in a few different sizes, but I got the larger one and put it on my fireplace hearth.  Below is a picture of it.  I love it!

I also got these starfish earrings. 

Next time I go in there, I really want to get one of the sea urchin decorations below.  They remind me of all the ones I saw while snorkeling in Key West. 

I need some advice though... If I get one of these, I want to spray paint it a dark purple color to resemble the sea urchins I saw in Key West.  

Do y'all think this would work?  Is it a good idea? I wonder how well they'd spray paint.... and I hope that if I go to the trouble, that it would actually really look like one...

Thoughts on my random desire to paint one of these are welcome :-)


Kim @ keller-creative said...

The spray paint would work but I love it in the gold. Next time I'm in Raleigh I need to stop by that store.

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Hmm I am a bit intimidated by spray paint myself but I love that purple color so I say go for it!

I also feel like you might be able to DIY something similar with wooden barbeque skewers and a foam ball?

Keep us posted either way! :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love those earrings! And expensive is the urchin? I wonder if it's worth it to buy it and then risk spray painting not working out. Maybe you can find a cheap version!

Ashley said...

so snazzy! i love it! you have such awesome taste - i wish HGTV would let you decorate one of their beach homes! now that would be awesome!!

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

I love the barnacle cluster! I follow Jaime's blog and wish I could visit her store.

I'm not sure spray paint would stick to the metal and coat evenly down in the center of the urchin, but there may be some kind of base coat you can apply to help the paint stick. I just ran into trouble painting a frame was a little too shiny for the spray.

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