coffee table into an ottoman.
Then I glued the shells on. I used Gorilla Glue, which is certainly overkill, but there was so little overlapping surface area on the shells, I wanted to make sure they were going to stick well where they did touch. In fact, a few had to be glued a second time.
And, here's what it looks like hanging on our porch.
garage-sale lamp in rope, but I'm glad, because it's holding up quite well. Please note that the lamp does actually work now, thanks to an easy fix with an $8 kit from Lowe's.
You may have also noticed (though I wish you hadn't) that our porch floor is still not stained. The before-summer-starts project has now become a #1 priority before-summer-ends project. Stay tuned for more porch improvements, and certainly more shells, coming soon. Anyone have any suggestions for something to do with large clam shells?