OK, so having the boat oars as window hardware in our beach cottage isn't anything all that unique, I know it has been done before all over the place, but I just love it. These oars were given to us by a friend who had them sitting in his garage. They were already a pretty shade of blue, a little bit weathered, and I didn't have to do a darn thing to them.
The white brackets were purchased from Lowe's.
|Brackets found at Lowe's|
The linen sheers were from JCP - a great bargain especially considering we needed extra long sheers with our 10 foot ceilings. I like that the sheers are light and airy and contribute to the beachy style of the room.
The width of the oars worked out perfect with our windows. We let the length of the sheers determine the mounting height of the hardware and this worked out nicely as well. (I was so happy my Mom and I didn't have to do any hemming.)
My plan is to paint this bedroom a pale blue (a similar shade to go with the quilt on the bed). I'm looking at Mountain Air by Sherwin Williams. I would also love to make the wall behind the bed a white-washed paneled wall. Don't tell my husband - he wants me to cool it on the new projects and just enjoy the cottage for awhile ;o)