Thrift Shop Oar Upcycled As An Arrow Sign

January 30, 2020

 I picked up this small decorative oar at the Bemidji, Minnesota, Goodwill last Saturday.

I gave it a makeover!

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My makeover plan included this fun Old Sign Stencils Arrow Kit stencil.

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*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

 I wasn't sure that the arrow would work out on my oar, so I did a test stencil. 

I taped off one of the stencil's arrow tips, allowing it to fit better on the top end of my oar.

My plan looked like it might work.

 I kind of even liked my idea.  

In the final stenciling, I will, of course, center the stencil better.

 Next, I painted the oar with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Hurricane Gray. 

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I stenciled the arrow using Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain, distressed the edges a bit with sandpaper, and waxed the oar with Dixie Belle Big Mama's Butta. 

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Sawtooth hangers were nailed to the back of the oar.

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AND, here is my finished oar/arrow sign, along with my recent fishing rod holder/Lake Sign Project.  

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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