Monday Inspiration | Sea Fans

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hi friends!  I'm a little late posting today, but thought I would pop in anyway.  The boys are away at the beach and I'm enjoying a slower pace today unlike normal Mondays.  I mentioned a while back that I was planning to paint our downstairs bathroom.  It finally happened last week and we're really happy with how it turned out.  The new color, BM white dove, (which matches the old tile) really lightened things up.  Quite a change from the BM black it once was!  Now I'm working on things like art for the walls and possibly replacing the shower curtain with this one or this one.  One item on my radar is sea fans.  I would love to find a framed one for the bathroom, but the ones I've seen are crazy expensive.


If any of you have a source for affordable sea fans, do tell.  In the mean time, I might consider a DIY alternative.  


  1. I love them as well! I just saw a great one at Homegoods yesterday! Maybe keep checking there?!

  2. Hi Alison. Yes, I'm hoping to find one there - I just need to keep checking. Loved your posts last week from your recent project, by the way! Thanks!

  3. I love sea fans! I copied The Nester ( and spray painted one and attached it to a frame. I bought mine online - it was $20 for 2, I think. You can see mine here ( but her pictures are much better. Hope that helps! :)

    1. Thank you Helen! I just ordered one from Pottery Barn thanks to a reader. It was only $12! I also found sea fans on etsy for anyone looking. :)

  4. I was gonna say I see framed ones at HG's all the time....but of course I have seen some great DIY projects framing them....can't wait to see what you find:)

  5. This post is so timely....I have been looking for one too....for 6 months. They are all so expensive! Thanks

  6. I made my own I ordered the sea fans from Florida about 20 dollars, they had many colors I chose black, glued them to poster board put them in shadow frames I think the total for two was about 40.00 I have them in a bathroom with some scuba pics my husband took.

  7. Hi, I am a first time commenter but I did a DIY sea fan framing a few years ago for the same reason. The ones already framed were so expensive! I purchased a couple shadow boxes from Michaels with a light gray background and they worked out great. Under $40 for the entire project!


  8. Oh my gosh I love the last picture, that vanity is amazing!


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