Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Repurpose Water Ski to Beachy Photo Holder

Here the calendar flips to April
 
and I'm already getting the water skis out!
 
 
Merriam-Webster thinks I will be
 
"planing over the water
 
being towed by a speedboat".
 
 
Not yet.
 
Today I'm up to something else.
 
 
 
 
I'm taking an old wooden water ski
 
and will repurpose it
 
for use as a picture holder.
 
 
 
 
Removed the boots, sanded,
 
applied white primer and then a white base.
 
Then I taped off the stripes.
 
The blue stripes are 5" wide.
 
The white stripes are 7" wide.
 
 
 
 
Mix white with Sea Breeze blue
 
and Neutral Gray.  Brush on.
 
 
 
After it dries
 
apply a white glaze mix to soften the color.
 
 
 
Here you can see the blue stripes.
 
One with the white glaze
 
and one without.
 
 
 
 
Then I used my liner brush
 
to paint a gray edge.
 
 
 
Sanded.
 
 
 
 
Fastened acrylic frames to the water ski
 
with a screw and washer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
D Ring Hanger on Back.
 
 
 
 
Then I added a dock cleat
 
to the front just for an extra lake doo dad.
 
 
Pin It!
 
 
 
 
I could make a grouping
 
on the wall near the mirror.
 
 
 
or...
 
I could hang it on the lakeside wall.
 
 
 
Pin It!
 
It's a fun way to display photos!
 
You could also hang it horizontal,
 
or even put 3 or 4 dock cleats on
 
for a hook board ...
 
maybe for beach towels.
 
Lots of possibilities.
 
(unless you just want to ski on it)
 
Love that too.
 
 
Hope you all have fun paint projects
 
you're working on,
 
Deb
 
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20 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

That's fantastic! Now I'll have to be on the lookout for old skis.

Rachel Hohman said...

Love the new ski, Deb. I'm soooo looking forward to summer pictures!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this! You have the most clever ideas.
Looks wonderful hanging on your wall.

Feral Turtle said...

What an awesome idea. You are so creative!

Twice Nice said...

That is super cute and so very, very creative Deb! What a great repurpose!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Wonderful, so fun and would be treasured forever!

Danielle said...

So pretty and such a fun idea! x

Tanya Anurag said...

Super awesome idea!! And i like that 'Here comes the sun' board as well.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I just sold old skis in my antiques booth last week. They had sat there for months!

Great idea.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, these are fantastic - very, very creative - adds such charm to the room, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just awesome, and boy, do we have a lot of these lying around! It turned out fantastic!

I just found your blog! Love it!

XO,
Jane

JQ @ Its Always Ruetten said...

Hi! You were the link before me at the Sunday Showcase Party! This is such a cute idea! I like all of the ways you have it displayed. It's wonderful!

Cheers,
Julia
It's Always Ruetten

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

This is such a great idea!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome idea...looks GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY.

Blessings,
Linda

Beth said...

Such a great idea, Deb. Wish I had saved my old skis! Oh well, I'll just have to keep my eyes open when I'm out junking.
Beth

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful project! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

the cape on the corner said...

what a neat idea! and love the doo dad you added, too.

Kayla Janachovsky said...

So cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

Mackenzie said...

Very cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a Featured Favorite this week! We loved having you join us last week and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Fabulous! I love this idea. I'm going to save it to my Lake House ideas board. Maybe I can find an old ski around there somewhere and we can use it. Of course, it won't look nearly as good as yours, but maybe it will come close with your tutorial. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Debbie