Up-Cycled Thrift Shop Paddle

Remember my thrift shop paddle purchase from last week.  It had a restaurant menu decal on it.


With some Goo Gone and sandpaper, I removed the decal.  Then I painted the paddle with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  I wet distressed the edges with a wet terry cloth.

I found this fish sign graphic on the Graphics Fairy's site and used the Mod Podge image transfer method to transfer the fish to my paddle.

Thrift Shop Upcyled Paddle with Mod Podge Image Transfer
I sealed the Mod Podge graphic with ASCP clear wax and added a saw tooth type hanger to the back top of the handle.

Thrift Shop Upcyled Paddle with Mod Podge Image Transfer
An easy and fun update to a thrift shop paddle!





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8 comments:

  1. I really love that, you are so creative and inspirational. I was already into upcycling but you have encouraged me to look at things in a different and less obvious way. Thank you x

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  2. It looks great, Carlene! The fish graphic was the perfect choice for the paddle.

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  3. Really cute!! That graphic is perfection!

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  4. Love the re-purposed paddle. I'm going to be on the look out for a paddle on my next thrifting trip.

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  5. This turned out so cute, Carlene - I love it!

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  6. What a great idea. Love that image, it's a perfect fit for your paddle makeover.

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  7. I pinned the paddle. Sounds like a battle cry... Pin the Paddle, Pin the Paddle!

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