What once was a boring plain ore is now beautiful artwork that The Diva of DIY, Leanne Lee, created for the Double H Ranch which received a makeover from Chef Robert Irvine on a episode of Restaurant: Impossible.

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These Painted Oars were so fun to make. We incorporated all of the bright paint colors we used on the Herringbone Shuffle Stenciled wall in these Oars. I want to thank Sherwin Williams for providing the paint and sundries we used for all of these projects at the Double H Ranch.

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We ordered all of these oars and had them delivered directly to the job site. We gave each one a light sand with 220-grit sandpaper to help the paint adhere to the otherwise glossy surface.

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Next, I taped and taped and taped. (I used Frog Tape Brand painters tape) in different widths to create different designs.  I didn’t have a template to create the different patterns. I just winged it and i think they turned out very cool so don’t over think this step. Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow on projects and this was definitely one of them.

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Once you get them all taped off, use a stir stick or credit card to burnish down the edges of the tape. I love Frog Tape because it does such a good job of preventing the paint from bleeding but this step…well …call it a trick of the trade. {And it’s unfortunate, but, I’m not even getting paid to plug Frog Tape….maybe I should approach them!}

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Now all that is left is to paint away!

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Anyone who has ever painted knows that pulling the tape is the best part right???  Here is what one of the oars looked like before I pulled the tape.  I feel like we need suspenseful music right now ……….

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Tada!!!!! The oar masterpieces! I made 9 of them for the ranch and each one had it’s own unique character.

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Here is another shot of the oars in a different space…I am smiling right now. I♥ these, don’t you?!?

I have already had several orders for these oars. If anyone is interested having one or more made, send me an email and I can give you more information.

Be sure to check out all the projects that we covered at the Restaurant Impossible Holiday Special at the Double H Ranch.

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