Two Ping Pong Paddles Repurposed

I found these two ping pong paddles at the thrift shop.  I didn't even know there were long handled paddles.

 The makeover and how I did it:

1.  I taped off the bottom section with painter's tape and gave the bottom part of the paddle a couple coats of gray craft paint.
2. I stenciled on a vintage looking "15".  It reminds me of an old Woolworth's price with a circle around it.  The stencil is from Andy Skinner Mixed Media, Industrial Elements.
3.  I added a Bulldog 2 1/4" inch clip with a short fat screw.
4.  I drilled a hole in the handle and hung my photo holder with jute.

The size of the paddle is perfect for those square 1960's photos, like this one of my little sister!

 The second makeover and how I did it:

1.  I didn't paint this paddle at all.  I just stenciled on "Ticket No. 337" with the same Andy Skinner Mixed Media stencil with black craft paint.
2.  I added another bulldog clip.
3.  I drilled a hole in the handle for hanging.

A vintage paddle for a vintage little girl's photo!

The stencil and the bulldog clips are available from Amazon.

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  1. Nice! I'm just curious- with doing all these items do you run out of room to display them? Or do you store things, rotate them and/or give them away? Just curious...

  2. Ingenious idea! Visiting from Party Junk party.

  3. Oh my gosh, ADORBS! I just saw two old ping pong paddles the other day and passed them up...kicking myself now. ;) Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town!

    Sadie Seasongoods

  4. These are darling, I love their look! Thanks for linking up to The Talk of the Town party.

  5. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas at Talk of the Town. LOVE these!!!

  6. I love these Carlene! You're always so creative. I'd love it if you'd share these at Vintage Charm, which is all about vintage, repurposing, and upcycling. The party's on right now. I hope to see you there. Tuula :)

  7. Such a clever repurpose--love it! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinning to our Features & Favorites board!


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