It was all coming together quite nicely. The fabric was bought for toss pillows for the bonus room, and there was a big wall in there just begging or something interesting. I wasn't sure how to go about hanging them, so I checked out some pins on Pinterest for some ideas. I really liked this pin showing oars hung with rope...
|Link found on Pinterest Pin|
The pin included a link to a place in Perrysburg, OH called Knot and Rope Supply where you can get the hangers made. A quick phone call later, they knew the post I was talking about. After a brief discussion on exactly what I wanted - the rope hangers were custom made and shipped out.
|Oars hung with rope hangers in our cottage|
The oars were fairly easy to hang. We used drywall anchors (as studs were nowhere near where we wanted to hang them). We purchased longer screws to be able to go through the rope and then into the wall anchors. To install them, we held the rope hangers on the wall right over the anchors, and screwed right through the rope into the anchors. There are wide enough gaps between the pieces of rope to make this fairly easy. The tricky part was making sure we mounted the rope hangers in such a way as to keep the boat oars level.
The paint color in the room is Sherwin Williams Windowpane. A soft and pretty aqua that works well with both the fabric and the chipped paint on the oars.