Have you seen photos of boat oars hung on the wall and wondered how they hang them? Perhaps you even have some boat oars, but you’re not sure how to hang them on the wall. Well, I am lucky enough to have a beautiful set of boat oars from Oars Galore and here is how I managed to put them on the wall.
Watch the video to see how to and how NOT to hang boat oars on the wall.
I’ve hung my boat oars in the downstairs living room, which is quickly turning into a coastal themed room. I think the white and timber of the boat oars look stunning against the blue walls (Dulux “Diplomatic”).
What Doesn’t Work
At first I tried to hang the boat oars with command strips, but that doesn’t work. The blade of the boat oar needs to rest on the wall, so the oar just pulls away from the command strips and doesn’t stick.
Good old fashioned picture hooks/nails and a hanger. I nailed my sawtooth hanger and picture hooks in, but you could try using command strip picture hooks.
I made sure the oars were centred under the air-conditioner and over the entertainment unit. I like that the oars are hung in opposite directions. The oars are approximately 20cm apart.
By using a sawtooth picture hanger and nails, no hanging hardware is visible. It’s all behind the oars. The sawtooth hooks mean you have a little bit of adjustment room to the left or right if your oars don’t quite line up.
I have another set of oars just standing up in the corner of the room. I can easily do this with the oars on the wall too. Or swap them over.
On the other wall is my Boats on the Beach artwork. You can read all about this coastal artwork here.
To complete the coastal look, I’ve added some coral pieces. A resin blue piece given to me by Daly House Lifestyle and a gorgeous white lace coral that I bought from Coastal Vintage in Noosaville. Coastal Vintage are also the online stockist for Oars Galore boat oars. The giant pale blue coral piece I won in an instagram competition for #sharemynest. It’s from Botticelli House at the Paddington Antiques Centre.
So now that you know the easy way to hang boat oars on the wall, grab yourself a pair of Oars Galore boat oars and add a nautical touch to your home. No pool house is complete without a set of boat oars!