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Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I have to admit, Pottery Barn has some pretty amazing stuff. The problem with Pottery Barn though, is if you want to buy something you find on Pinterest or a blog, most likely it’s no longer available. By the time the picture makes its rounds and gets to you, it’s gone. Or maybe you’re just like me, and you’d prefer to make one of your own.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I had pinned these Weathered Painted Oars and these Striped Oars from Maine from Pottery Barn until I could find an oar or two to work with. I wasn’t sure what design I would use quite yet, but ended up drawing some inspiration from the one with stars and from the striped red ones. I wanted colors to match my bathroom though, not red or navy blue.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Luck would have it that I would come across an oar at the flea market a few weeks ago.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I paid $4.00 for it. Such a deal! I’m still on the look out for more…

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I decided on Americana acrylic paint in Cool White, Sea Glass, Spa Blue, and Driftwood.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

First I sanded the entire surface to knock the shine off of it.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Then I painted it with Cool White. It needed two coats.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I positioned a star stencil onto the oar and secured it with masking tape.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Then I pounced on the Driftwood paint onto the star stencil.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Lovely!

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I taped off the handle and painted that Spa Blue.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I used tape to make stripes at the top. I painted the largest section Spa Blue…

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

And two smaller stripes with Sea Glass.

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Remove the tape and voila!

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Nice!

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Next, I sanded…

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

and sanded…

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

and sanded some more.

Finally I sprayed a coat of Americana acrylic sealer in matte finish. All done!

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I am a DecoArt Core Blogger. I was compensated for this post, but have always loved DecoArt products! Therefore, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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7 Responses to Pottery Barn Inspired Weathered Painted Oar

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    [...] Amanda of Crafts by Amanda drew inspiration from Pottery’s Barn decorative oars to makeover a $4 thrift store find into the perfect wall décor for her bathroom. Amanda says, “I’ve always loved the look of these oars, but wanted one that would fit with the beachy colors of my bathroom.” Thanks to DIY, Amanda got just the look she wanted without having to pay a fortune or compromise on color. All it took was a little painting and sanding! [...]

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    I just LOVE how your version turned out! The colors are awesome and love the single star.

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    Erin says:

    What a great idea! I like the bright colors of yours better than the pottery barn ones :)

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