Painted Paddle DIY Wall Decor

Painted Paddle DIY Wall Decor

What You'll Need: 

24" Wood Paddle
30" Wood Paddle 
3" Alpha Stencil 
4 Ply Jute
Wood Anchor Cutout 
Cobalt Blue Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Light Gray Acrylic Paint
Dark Brown Acrylic Paint 
Painter's Tape
Paint Brushes
Sponge Dauber 
Sanding Block 
Hot Glue

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Level of Difficulty: Beginner 
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make Painted Paddle DIY Wall Decor

Bring the serenity of the open sea into your beach home or office this summer with our Painted Paddle DIY Wall Decor! Enjoy the chic nautical vibe this wall decor brings into your home while you're reading your morning paper or sipping a cup of coffee. 
  • 1 Stain paddles

    Water down your dark brown paint and stain both paddles. Allow to dry. 

  • 2 Paint bottoms & handles

    Mask off 3.75" from the bottom of the 24" paddle and 1.75" from the top of the handle. Paint these areas cobalt blue and let dry. 

  • 3 Stencil numbers & sand edges

    Stencil numbers onto the center of the paddle with a sponge dauber and white paint. Sand along edges and front of the paddle. 

  • 4 Wrap jute

    Glue and wrap jute around the handle 10-11 times. 

  • 5 Mask handle

    Mask the handle on the 30" paddle 10" from the end. Mask 2 stripes below on the paddle. Paint the paddle area cobalt blue and allow to dry. 

  • 6 Mask & paint in between stripes

    Remove the tape and mask areas above, below and in-between stripes and paint white. Allow to dry. 

  • 7 Sand back edges & wrap jute

    Sand back edges and front of the paddle. Wrap jute 12-13 times around the handle above the painted area and hot glue in place. 

  • 8 Finish painting anchor & sand

    Paint anchor cobalt blue and let dry. Dry brush light gray over the anchor and allow that to dry as well. Sand the edges and the surface with sanding block. Arrange and glue anchor to the paddle.