Thursday, August 7, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{painted canoe paddles}

If you are like me, you have piles and piles of file folders filled with magazine pages and lots of design inspiration.

Well, I was cleaning out those file folders the other day and came across a photo of painted canoe paddles.

I got inspired because I just so happened to have recently picked up 3 wooden canoe paddles.

The picture I had were left plain wood and then painted in patterns. 
I decided to paint over the wood because I thought it was a bit orange.

So, I painted all 3 paddles with Annie Sloan Old White paint, then went to town with varying widths of painters tape.

I uses paint colors that I have used in my house as well as a few bright colors for fun.
{paint colors will be listed at bottom of this post}

After they were all painted, I sealed them with a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax.

These are a bit time consuming because of all the measuring and taping, 
but I think they are worth the time!
I cannot wait to display these in my home somewhere!

Paint colors used:
body: Annie Sloan Old White
Orange: Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange
Raspberry Red: custom mix
Black: Disney Mouse Ears
Blue: Behr Marine Magic
Dark Grey: Seal Martha Stewart
Grey Green: custom mix I used in our kitchen



[email protected] said...

You never seize to amaze me. L.O.V.E. These. The colors are wonderful. Where did you find your paddles? I have never come across any.

Brandi said...

They're so beautiful. I love the painted designs and colors. Love all you do. You are so freaking talented it amazes me.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Wow - that was a lot of work and they turned out very well! Not my taste exactly - but you did an awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous job, I would love to have these in my home. I think I would use them as curtain rails!

Unknown said...

I love them!! So pretty!!


Sweet! Love:)

Anonymous said...

The paddle designs are inspired by You should check out their work! It's amaaaazing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I am going to use 2 smaller paddles as hand rails on the stairs in a lake home. Couldn't decide if I should leave them as is or paint them. Now I think I will paint them!

Anonymous said...

Do you do both sides?

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