Amanda from Crafts by Amanda created this starfish plaque as part of her beach-themed bathroom makeover. The plaque originated as the lid to an ice fishing bait bucket. Amanda layered on a couple coats of acrylic paint and stain to give it an aged look and then used a thickening medium to create the starfish design. The fishing bucket lid was the perfect choice for this piece. I like how all the ruts and grooves in the wood contribute to the natural, aged look Amanda hoped to create.
Amanda was inspired by the design of the Shell Melamine Salad Plate from Pottery Barn.
Check out the full tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.