Painted Boat Oars

In this post I will show you how I painted wooden boat oars in a funky beach way!

Painted boat oars graphic.

Today I’m participating in an amazing Summer Celebration blog hop!

My summer project has been on my to do list for a looooong time now. I just needed a kick in the butt to get it done and this was the kick in the butt that I needed.

Today I’m sharing how I painted some wooden boat oars in a funky, beachy way. Boat oars leaning against the wall.

These rowing boat oars were left behind in our previous old house. I have another set too that are much bigger. I’ve had them on our dining room wall before but I’ve always wanted to paint them.

I received this wave Frog Tape Shape Tape in my Haven swag bag last year and couldn’t figure out what to make with it.

A wave on an oar is perfect!

I taped up both sides and overlapped it on the end.

Taping the boat oars with yellow tape.

The Frog Tape is perfect to cut because it has a ruler printed on it.

 The yellow frog tape used on the boat oars.

Make sure to use regular Frog Tape at the end of the wave tape.

Regular tape at the end of the wooden oars.

Next I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in the gorgeous color of Aubusson Blue and French Linen.

First I painted on Aubusson, then French Linen, then sanded it down to reveal both colors.

I finished it off with the Clear Wax.

 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint used to paint the oars.

Looks amazing, right?

Painted oar leaning against house.

These wooden boat oars look great in my son’s room!

Oars in child's room beside the dresser. Painted boat oars / oars as wall decoration - So Much Better With Age

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  1. I am loving the finish that paint created! It looks so naturally timeworn. 🙂 Pinned!

  2. Jamie I LOVE these! The colors and the pattern with the shape tape…now I just need to find some boat oars, haha. Thanks for sharing at The Makers! Pinned 🙂

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