Make this wood paddle hanger DIY to create beautiful nautical themed decor for your home.

Wood paddle hanger DIY

This nautical wall decornautical wall decor is perfect for a beach house or pool house! Use this wood paddle hanger DIY to hang towels or hats when you’re having fun in the sun. It would look great in a bathroom, too. Keep reading to learn how quick and easy it is to make this coastal piece of home decor.

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Wood paddle hanger DIY

To creat the rustic texture on the wood, use a set of products from Plaid that are made to work together to create a barnwood effect. First, paint the unfinished wood paddle with the Barnwood Paint. This is a dark brown color that provides deep coverage with just one application. Let the paint dry completely before going on to the next step.

Brush the Barnwood Wax over the brown paint. Use a soft cloth to quickly wipe back the lighter finish. You don’t want to wait for the paint to dry! Wipe it back while the paint is wet to help create the weathered barn wood look. Continue doing this until you’ve achieved the desired effect. The paddle now has a faux sun bleached appearance.

Wood paddle hanger DIY

Screw the hook onto the front of the painted paddle. Use a drill to make the job easier!

Glue a large decorative shell over the hook’s base. I use E-6000 with a bit of hot glue to hold it in place while the adhesive dries. Any kind of Permanent or super glue will do.

Wood paddle hanger DIY

Use the hole in the handle of the paddle to hang this piece of decor on the wall. It would be fun to make 2 or 3 of these to hang together, don’t you think? Have fun crafting and creating!

I originally published this tutorial on the HomeDIT site when I was a contributor.


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