Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[ oar decor and my oar makeover ]

I'VE BEEN coming across quite a few examples of oars being used in decor and I love the casual, seaside feel of it.



I was hoping I might stumble upon an old oar somewhere but was sure it wasn't going to happen in Dubai. Until, Pottery Barn was having their summer clearance sale and I scored this one for only $13!


I wasn't crazy about the navy colour but I knew that I could easily give it a fresh new look.

And here you go! 


I love the cottagey look and the pale turquoise is always a favourite colour of mine. I'm not sure if I'll hang it or not, but for now, I'm happy with it leaning in the corner.

lisa


[lydia christensen; house of turquoise; decorpad; knockoffdecor; blueclearskies;
houzz; via shorely chic; newenglandprepster.tumblr; coastal living; 
whiteironstonecottage; mysweetsavannah]



19 comments:

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, your oar looks fantastic. I liked it before, but prefer what you have done to it. Great pics too! Have a lovely day, love Linda x

Formerly known as Frau said...

SCORE!! Love it and it's new look!!
Don't you just love when you find a smokin deal like that...!
Have a wonderful day!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I really like your makeover on it - way better than the original!!
My parents have just purchased a condo in a beach community. It is empty right now and we are starting the decorating planning - this idea is going in the file :)

Leanne said...

we've got a bunch in the boathouse (oars and paddles)...i think i'll bring a couple in next summer. they'd look great in the "boys" room.

Meeling said...

Love it! Your PB has the best clearance deals!!

Pinecone said...

I had to laugh - I was painting a set of my oars yesterday too! I am trying to spruce up a dull and dark area of the hallway.

I love how yours turned out!!
xo
Ashlyn

La Dolfina said...

I love oar decor. I have an amazing one hanging in my son's room. It is an old trophy oar and has all the signatures of the winning team on the paddle! I also have 4 oars leaning in a corner of my family room but the paddles are all on the floor, the opposite of all your examples! I guess I'm a bit backwards but I like them like that :)
Your oar turned out great!!!
Love it!!!

Ruth Ann said...

That is beautiful! Great! Now I have a new item I "need" to acquire. http://chicpeapod.blogspot.com/

A Delightful Design said...

This is so my style. PB should stop manufacturing it as is and take their cue from you! What an improvement and such a nice addition to your space.
Abby

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Oh La Love! I love your redo...perfect! As far as your oar decor images...love them too such simple beautiful spaces.
Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love it! My neighbor collects vintage oars, too!

Marianne said...

You have mad skills, my friend! I'm with Abby, PB should take a cue from you!

Beach Coast Style said...

oh wow!! I so love this! Just perfect! I would have never thought to do this.

Kellie Collis said...

These paddles are lovely! I like the ones that's got that aged look. Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

trumatter said...

Oh! Well done. So so so yummy and lovely... Your transformation's indeed come out well.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

It's muskokariffic! A little bit of home..

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That turned out really cute Lisa. I grew up on a little lake It would be so cool to have our rowboats oars now - they were so worn out! I do have the old rake we used to rake weeds out of the lake with. I keep thinking I have to take it apart and make one of those necklace holders!

abeachcottage said...

Your oar looks great, well done! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

SHERRY HART said...

BAM....you rocked that oar!!! Must paint mine now.....

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