Saturday, July 28, 2012

Paddle Up Some Oars

I've sold lots of canoe paddles over the past few years.  They make such great decorative pieces and can be used in lots of ways.  Kelly at Stylish Patina just did a post about ways to use oars.  She found such great ideas!


Anyway, I recently found these two amazing oars.














I loved the aqua color and the perfect shabby-chippiness!

They still have the awesome hardware attached!

Only problem is, they're plain.  They were just crying out for some attention.

So in honor of the Olympics, I thought I'd give them some stars and stripes.

I used my Silhouette to cut some stars out of contact paper.  Then I put some blue painter's tape on the other oar for some stripes.
Then I grabbed some red acrylic paint and went to work.


After two coats of paint, I took off the stencil. 















Did you hear them say, "thank you?"


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8 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really cute! I love seeing seeing oars and paddles with beachy or summer decor!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Hi Cyndi...these oars turned out so cute. Love your color choices! ~ Judy

Julie said...

Oh these are so cute! I just love them. I am pinning this project. I would love for you to share this on my Marvelous Mondays party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-5.html

Also, I am your newest GFC follower. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back. :)

Julie

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a great transformation! Such a cute decorative item, I sure wish I could find some here in landlocked Dallas :) Thanks for a great idea!
Cheers, Andrea

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love the color of the oars, and I love what you did with them. You really look them to another level. So darn cute, and how ever did you come up with the idea? So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Town and Country Gals said...

Cyndi,
love the re-do on your oars! Great color! I have a "thing" for them and have quite a few, they are so fun! Found you at Cowgirl up and have enjoyed browsing thru! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!
Rebecca

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Wow, I love them! Now I want to know how you got to the part where you "found these amazing oars". I've gotta get me some of those.

Thanks,
Mary

Cozy Little House said...

I do believe I did hear them say thanks! I love oars. I sold mine to a neighbor before I move. Now I'm kicking myself. With my left foot, that is. Thanks for joining my party!
Brenda