Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red and White Striped Water Ski with Mason Jar Lantern

Hey friends! 
I hope you all had a great weekend.
I'm in the Red and White Summer Stripe mood.
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So, I've had this iron hook
that holds a candle or jar
and I've been waiting for just the right place
to hang it.
I'm on a roll decorating with water skis.
I have painted some for Photo Holders.
Today, I'm using one
to mount my iron hook.
I used Holiday Red and Engine Red
for the stripes.
Then, a fine charcoal line on the edges of the stripes.
Sand all outside edges
and rub black paint along the sanded edge.
Mount the iron hook.
Attach a D Ring on the back.
It's really a quick and fun project.
I know you can buy iron hooks like these
in retail shops or you could use
a metal plant hanger.
You could also hang a small lantern on the hook.
Or , what about a star ornament.
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And, you know what -
you don't even need to use a water ski.
You could get a similar look
with just a long piece of fence board
painted with stripes.

Are you thinking
about where you can
put a graphic stripe pattern
in your home?
My favorite pattern!
Have a great week,
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foreverdecorating said...

That ski jar lantern is just too fun. I would have to do that in a heartbeat if I had a lake home!

Jenn said...

I love it!! And I love the photo holders too! So cute!

The Bashful Nest said...

This is such a creative idea for both the photos and the mason jar candle holder. You did a beautiful job and they look great on the wall.


Homeroad said...

I love it Deb! Anything with stripes is for me :)

srpprcrftr said...

Really love the ski with lantern on hook. I have couple sconce hooks so might just have to use them as you did. I could have hubs cut a board to resemble a water ski I guess. Love the red and white stripes. Yours looks so nice and love the skis with the pictures on them. Great ideas, glad you shared these. Found your post thru Make the scene Monday. I'm already subscribed to your blog. Happy summer

Deb Hrabik said...

Really, just a long fenceboard would be good or several short boards laying horizontal but in a long narrow form....doesn't need to be a waterski. Or, what about an oar? just brainstorming.

Unknown said...

A long fence board would work - but the waterski is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
Love it!

Jenny Meier said...

I love the color, it reminds me of Dr. Seuss, but the mason jar adds the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!

Feral Turtle said...

Love this Deb! I am pinning this one!

cindy said...

Super cute and original! Is there anything prettier than red and blue together? I think not :)

Beth said...

Such a great idea, I will have to remember this one for our cottage. I have an old water ski poster that would look nice in the same room.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Deb! This is such a creative and striking idea!!!! You think of the most inspiring things!

Krista Aasen said...

Love it Deb! I have two old wooden water skis in the garage and have been trying to decide what to do with it- I love the stripes!,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, I love this idea. How fun and so creative. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

EveryDay Bloom said...

I love your ideas, Deb. So clever! And fresh... so outside the box. The next time I go thrifting, I'll try to keep you in my head. (=
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ingrid@nowathomemom said...

it's gorgeous Deb! I love how creative this idea is with waterski! & it looks great in your wall! :-)

Fishtitch said...

I am SO HAPPY that you used a Mason jar as the fixture for the lantern!!! It's a great little touch!

Bry from Fishtitch

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

That's beautiful...and inspiring!

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it and I have some an old ski :)

toodie said...

I NEED one of those. You know, as in I NEED one of those because it's SO CUTE!

Rita said...

Gorgeous! such a nice pop of color and so unique! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party:

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This is so darling! Such a cute idea, love it :)

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! And I love your home, and how you change decor with all seasons/occasions! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the bold red and white stripes - so summery and pretty with the blue jar!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How fun and cute! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Unknown said...

This is really fun! I love the red and white plus the lantern is totally awesome! I would love you to come share it over at our On Display Monday Link Party!

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Have a good one!

Kathy said...

What a cool idea! Perfect decor for a house on the lake - or for that type of theme! Beautifully done. I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

CK SN said...

Visiting from Better After....I LOVE this! Wish I had a lake cabin. We have a boat though...hee hee! :-)

Reenie said...

Here from Better After. Love it... love the hook too. I'm going to have to google it.

Reenie said...

I googled... but didn't see the hooks. Do you know what they're called? thx

Deb Hrabik said...

I see a hanging candle caddy that is similar at
It is called a quart jar caddy. Then you could find a wall mounted hook to go with.
Hope you can find something that works! You could always just use a hook and hang a mason jar that has a wire wrapped basket handle.

Kathy Owen, Petticoat Junktion said...

Deb, this is awesome. I'm a big fan of red!

Unknown said...

This looks awesome! It's featured today on the DIY Sunday Showcase!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Well isn't that clever? Are they old skis you used to use? Or do you find them in thrift shops? I love the three of them together. That's a great idea to hang the lantern from it. Your mind is obviously always churning away, thinking of more things to paint! :) I also loved the way you used the skis with the pictures on them. That's one of (many of) my favorite posts of yours. Another job well done Deb!


Unknown said...

I love your water ski mason jar holder! I grew up water skiing and still go every chance I get, I would love to decorate with them. I love it!