I've never been big into nautical themed rooms, but then again I live in the middle of a cow town and ocean life is just a daydream. That said, my mother always had coral throughout our home growing up and I have a soft spot for these crusty creatures, but seriously, have you seen their prices at the store? Do it on a dime with this unusual home decor resource — the pet store!
Our friends over at Decor Hacks tipped us off to this fun little idea featured over at The Stories of A to Z. Although this looks like coral you'd find at many high end retailers these days, it came from somewhere you'd never expect — the pet store.
Instead of paying big bucks for real coral, these smaller versions intended for use in fish tanks are much more budget friendly. They might have started off funky colors, but after a quick coat of spray paint, they're good as new and unless you tell folks of their origin, they'll never guess!
• See the full transformation process at The Stories of A to Z
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