Sunday, April 13, 2014

Repurposed Oar

A couple of weeks ago we found this old wooden oar at an estate sale.   Chablis and I have been toying with sort of remodeling the kitchen in the Kentucky lake house.  I've been putting it off because it's going to be a lot of work, but we finally decided to just jump in and get going on it.  When I saw this oar sitting in a corner of a garage, I grabbed it and immediately knew that I'd repaint it and use it in the Kentucky kitchen.

Here's a few before pictures.  The former owners had written their names and some vacation dates on the back and they had drawn with magic marker on the front....



We painted and distressed the oar and then stenciled Mess Hall on it.  It reminds me of when I was a kid and went away to summer camp.  We called the dining room the "Mess Hall."   This will be the first thing I hang in the kitchen once we re-paint it.


We've begun work on the kitchen, so stay tuned for updates!

13 comments:

  1. I like what you did to the oar. I have one in my kitchen and had debated over whether to paint it. I'm not much of a painter though! lol Yours looks great!

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    1. Thanks diane. Painting it is easy and Chablis has stencils so it was a quick project!

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  2. What a great imagination you possess! I'd probably have been one of 'those' folk to totally disregard the ugly-duckling oar; and now, look at it! The two of you should be a fixture on HGTV for goodness sake! :)

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    1. Oh you are too sweet! When we took it inside the house to ask how much they wanted for it, the lady looked at me like I was nuts to even want it. LOL.

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  3. Beautiful, as usual! Love that you can look at something as it is and see what it *can* be!!! xo

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    1. Thanks, altho sometimes what I picture in my head doesn't end up being the final product. LOL.

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  4. Looks good-- great color choice!

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    1. Thanks. It goes good with the new paint job in the kitchen.

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  5. Great idea! Can't wait to see more of your kitchen remodel.

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    1. Still working on it. We're halfway done.

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  6. Beautiful job on the oar, and love the "mess Hall" , what a cute idea!! Can't wait to see the updates...keep us posted as you go along!!

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    1. Thanks. More to come soon - still half the kitchen to go.

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  7. I think this is awesome! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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