JAWS scarred me for life. Yep, after that movie, I concluded that my life would most likely end in the jaws of a shark. Ok, so I’m a bit dramatic, but I told you I’m scarred. Yet, every year my family gathers together in sick anticipation each evening to watch Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and scare ourselves even more.
How any I dealing with my shark phobia? I’m putting sharks in my house to gaze upon everyday. Brilliant isn’t it? I’m not sure it’s working though. Let’s take a look at this less intimidating Pallet Shark.
The boys room received the Pallet Shark (shown above) which goes great with their Pallet Surfboard and Pallet Beach Banner. All of the art was made for free from a left over pallets we had when we laid our octagonal brick patio.
The shark is a black tip that we have right off the shores here in Virginia Beach. In fact, we have many species who roam the waters here. What is awesome about this project is that I was able to have TWO pieces of art out of one! The Pallet Art: Shark (seen below) is the outside of my boys’ ferocious black-tip shark!
Click on the link above to see a full tutorial on how to make it yourself!
Here’s the shark cutout.
I took my vibrating sander and smoothed out all the edges. Tip: wear your ear plugs and protective eye wear! These sanders have such a high pitched whine…. trust me on this… just wear them.
After sanding I gave my shark the lightest brushing of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.
See what I mean by light? I wanted the texture of the pallet wood to show through.
Think the boys will have nightmares with Mr. Blacktip overhead? I hope not!
So in extra honor of Shark Week I will share
Sand & Sisal’s Top 5 Shark Tips
1) To conquer your fear, make awesome pallet shark art! (Priority #1)
2) Remove that fab silver nail polish on your toes & fingernails (we don’t want any part of you to be mistaken for fish scales or a fishing lure).
3) Save the jewelry & sequined bikinis for the pool (reason: see #2).
4) Avoid swimming near fishing piers (um, duh).
5) Never swim at dusk or dawn. Now an evening or moonlight swim may sound romantic, but trust me, it’s not the wisest choice. These are the prime times for feeding. And the last time I checked, I don’t think you want to be dinner!