Faux Coral Outdoor Centerpiece

Well, luckily this week I haven’t had any more cabinet disasters, and that’s because I’ve been working outside on the patio!  I can’t wait to show you all the full reveal of that, but today I’m going to share a very simple and quick little centerpiece I put together for the patio.

Isn’t that piece of coral pretty??  Well, I’m sure you all have seen Beth’s genius tutorial on how to make pretty faux coral right? That’s where I got the idea from and thought it was so cute when she posted about it, so go check it out! I never would have thought to buy a piece of coral from the pet department at Wal-Mart and spray paint it, but luckily we have Beth’s ideas to copy. :)

Now back to the centerpiece. That piece of coral wasn’t always that pretty. It first looked like this.

So then I used a little bit o’ this that the Krylon team sent me to try out, and I looooove this color.

I first heard about this color when Mandi painted a dresser this beautiful coral, and I loved it so much and was dying to use it on something! You must go see Mandi’s dresser redo! I have a few other projects I want to use this color on because I’m on a coral and aqua kick right now.

Here is my piece of coral after it was painted.

Much better!

And then I threw a bunch of shells and starfish that I already had in a cute metal bowl stand thingy that I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and put the coral in the middle.

So simple but I love it!  And I know this turned out to be beachy, so just pretend those birds on the bowl are Pelicans okay?  :)

You probably want to see more of what the centerpiece is sitting on, so here’s a sneak peek of a new addition to our patio.

We got an awesome deal on some patio furniture off of Craigslist a few weeks ago and it was JUST what I was looking for!  It’s been so nice lounging outside now, and I’ll show you everything next week. :)

So have any of you joined the coral craze yet? Better hurry and head to the pet section (specifically the fish dept.) at Wal-mart! :)

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  1. I’ve got mine!! Loved this idea from Beth, but your color choice is amazing!!

  2. Love this idea! I have a few pieces of coral, but would never have thought to get it out of the pet department!! I have added a few coral pieces to our Master Bedroom for summer, hope to reveal by week’s end. This gives me an idea! Ha!

  3. What a neat idea. So beautiful and so appropriate for the summer :)

  4. Adorable…..I LOVE to paint and repurpose things!

  5. I actually said “ooohhh” out loud when I saw that color! Love it! and your outside space is looking good, can’t wait to see the rest :)

  6. GORGEOUS!!! I was just checking out faux coral at WM last week! I am inspired!!!

  7. It looks fantastic! I love it :). Thanks for the shout out!

  8. Hey Emily! Your coral centerpiece is beautiful! I’ve been trying to think of something to put on our little patio table outside because it’s just so blah. Thanks for the great and colorful inspiration!


  9. Love the coral. Such a great idea to paint it. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  10. Ooooh what a GREAT idea!! And that color is FABBBULOUS. Need to paint SOMETHING that color!!

  11. Ooooh what a GREAT idea!! And that color is FABBBULOUS. My trigger feeling is itching.. now I need to paint SOMETHING that color!!

  12. Neat idea, love the paint color. I have seen something similiar at Lowes in the outdoor lawn and garden department.

  13. Wow – this came out great. I love it. I already have all the essentials to do this…I am going to make this one of my weekend projects. Thanks for the idea!!!

  14. Love this! I’ve been wanting to do this ever since I saw Beth’s. The color you chose is gorgeous!!!

  15. There is just something about that color that I absolutely positively LOVE!!

  16. Delicious!

  17. Love this! I SO need to get to wal-mart and get some fish tank coral!

  18. Your centerpiece looks great, perfect for this time of year. I’ve been wanting to try this project myself. I just need to look for the coral the next time at WM!

  19. Much better! I love seashells any time of year.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you’ll come see the safari nursery.


  20. This is too cool! Loved your space here! You are very creative:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  21. What a great idea!!! I LOVE the color you chose! BEAUTIFUL!


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