Here is your first sneak peak to what the theme of his room is....
Except these adorable oars (really they are paddles) are a little out of our budget. But I got to thinking, how hard could it seriously be to do something just like these? Off to Craig's List to search in our area for some paddles. I luckily found two, one is three feet and one is 3.5 feet, I got them BOTH for $25. Score!
For this project you will need:
- Sanding block
- Painters tape
- Brown paint (sample of Valspar's Journey)
- White paint (left over Valspar Ultra White)
- kitchen sponge
- plastic drop cloth
After I sanded both paddles down, I used my sponge to 'blot' the brown paint on the oar. The sponge gives the oar an aged looked. The right paddle is the one after I applied the paint.
After waiting for the paint to dry for about 5 hours (you want it to be dry enough that the painters tape will not remove the paint)... I added tape in rows along the paddles.
Then I used the white paint to sponge the interior part of the painters tape.
After about thirty minutes, I removed the tape while the white paint was still a little sticky, and let them dry for the remaining for the evening.
They turned out pretty darn good, and all for under $30! Now, I just have to find a way to rig them to the wall above the crib in order to make sure they stay up there for good! Sorry for the poor lighting, I did not feel like waiting until the morning to take pictures! Happy New Year everyone!