Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Painted Oars


I've always loved wooden oars.  So when I saw all the cute painted oars on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to paint a couple to put over our TV.  I found both of these oars at antique stores.  One was $10 and the other was about $15.  I didn't care if they were exactly the same.  I just looked for two that were similar.


I painted two coats of white with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then taped off different areas with painter's tape.  I used acrylic paint from Michael's for the stripes and number.  Then distressed everything once they were dry.


They were still a little boring to me, so I used some thin jute twine I found in the garage.  I held it in pace with tape until I had it where I wanted it.  Once it was in place, I used a little hot glue on the ends to hold it down.  I added triangle hooks on each end so I could hang it on the wall.


Love the way they turned out!  And it only took me an afternoon to finish the whole thing.  




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2 comments:

  1. These are both so very cute. Thanks so much for sharing them at my Show and Share Party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. What a fun summer look! Love the addition of the twine!

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