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.