Distressed Painted Oar PB Inspired

DIY Weathered Painted Oar

Here’s one more summer up-do before fall steps in and takes over. I found this kids room boat oar coat rack thing at a thrift store a little while ago, it was sad and really dated but I knew it could be something better. I searched around and found this Star Weathered Painted Oar by Pottery Barn, I just loved the look of it and knew I could recreate it. So here’s how I did it~

DIY Distressed Painted Oar


  • Oar
  • sander or sandpaper
  • acrylic paint in red, white, teal and black
  • sponge applicators and/or paint brushes
  • Miniwax Wood Stain in Special Walnut
  • a rag
  • glove
  • Martha Stewart adhesive stencils


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First I painted over the blue paint and sailboat with red acrylic paint {the white boat seeped through the paint so I sanded the oar down to the wood with an electric sander. I then repainted the red, let the paint dry again}.

martha stewart Arrow stencil painted oar

Paint a white stripe at the handle, use the arrow adhesive stencil and put a teal arrows over the white paint. Let it dry. Sand down the oar to make it look weathered and distressed on the edges.

Martha Stewart Star Stencil DIY Painted Oar

Take a star adhesive stencil and paint white stars randomly on the end of the oar. After they are dry, use the walnut stain and rub it into the wood with the rag to stain it to look dark. Let it dry and hang it up, that’s it! I love it!

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PB Inspired Distressed Painted Oar



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Distressed Painted Oar PB Inspired, Learn how to recreate this PB favorite. Just paint, sand and add some stars. Tutorial on madeinaday.com

2 thoughts on “Distressed Painted Oar PB Inspired

  1. Just saw this in my feed on Pinterest and it totally caught my attention and had to stop by and tell you how much I LOVE it!! You did such a great job. I’ve been switching my home over to a more coastal/beach theme. I found a paddle at a thrift store for $6 so I have a project like this in my future.

  2. So, so cute! I love the oars! Thanks for linking it up to Inspire Me Monday! I’m pinning it to my Coastal Decor pinterest board (and a few others!). 😉

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