DIY: Paint a set of OARS

Howdy! A while ago I bought a set of oars for $25 from a junk shop. I knew I could give them a new lease on life. A sand and some paint and they’d fill a spot on a shelf.

They weren’t looking so fabulous when I bought them. They were a bit scabby. I had seen some painted oars on Pinterest, at Fenton & Fenton, and Oz Design even have some, but I knew I could fancy up a set myself without paying the big bucks…

Look at those yellow handles! Ewww.

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I sanded back the middle section. I left the black on the bottom. That was going to work for me.

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I made a huge mess on my back table for a few days. I masked off the pattern and painted little sections in white and a little bit of pink on the handle. I didn’t want them to be identical, but I wanted them to be similar. I also primed the yellow handles first, then put black over the top. Then I got my sander out again and roughed over the newly painted areas so it wasn’t so neat looking.

And now they are done!

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I’ve propped them up in my good lounge room on a shelf next to the hanging tv. I have moved them around a bit so I am not sure where they will actually end up. But I am happy with them for now.

Love a good bargain and an easy project!

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8 comments

  • Catherine says:

    They look fantastic Katrina! I’ve been looking for a pair for ages, but they are always so expensive when I see them.

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  • Sonia Life Love Hiccups says:

    I absolutely love them. I have been keeping my eye out for some that arent ridiculously overpriced but havent had much luck in the 3 years I have been looking lol xx

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  • Terry Julie Simmonds says:

    Oarsome Treen!! Look great.x

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  • Andrew Chambers says:

    WOW

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  • KL says:

    awesome!

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  • Maxabella says:

    These look FAB, Kat. You’re such a clever clogs. I love how you’ll tackle anything (and with a smile too!). x

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  • Tessa : Down that Little Lane says:

    They look amazing.. I always have my eye out for a pair x

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  • Iconsintex says:

    thanks for sharing the informatiion .amazing and beautiful images

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