The other day I was on Pinterest and came across the cutest, little pink beach cottage. I don't know about you, but I daydream about one day, having an adorable beach cottage with a picket fence out front decorated with brightly colored buoys.
My husband happened to have a bunch of scrap wood out in our shed, and he was totally up for the challenge. Plus, any excuse to play with his power tools...he was more than happy.
Here is how one of them started out. He trimmed up all four sides and made them come to a point. Then, he cut the very tip off and drilled a hole straight through. He made it imperfect on purpose. We wanted it to look rugged and worn.
I painted it all white and taped it off where I wanted the color separation.
For this one I chose Orange, White and a Light Blue.
I originally started out making only two, but my husband was having too much fun making them for me. We made four all together.
After I was done painting and sanding them(they have to look used) I put a thick coat of finishing wax on them.
Here they are strung up with some rope and hung from our back fence. My husband took the smallest one and drilled a hole in the bottom then inserted a dowel to make it look like the many buoys you see hanging everywhere along the coastal waters of Maine.
I loved this project. It was something my husband and I had so much fun creating. Plus, it was Free other than the .89 cents we spent on the rope. Under a dollar is not too bad.
Summer is definitely coming and these cuties are giving our back patio some East Coast charm. I love it!
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