With Summer months approaching faster than we think, I thought of putting together some small projects to decorate the home and have it ready for those lazy days ahead.
Today's project: A set of little buoys that will give your home a coastal feel.
The best part is, you're going to tap on all those little pieces of wood that keep on accumulating in your workshop, and end up with a cute project to decorate your home or to use as Summer gifts.
I've been so happy with all the organization going on in the garage. The space not only feels spacious, it's been a more productive place. I can find stuff, tools, easier and I work faster.
I packed all the little pieces of wood inside cardboard boxes, flat pieces, square pieces... It was easy to pin-point which pieces were the ones I wanted for this project.
I picked the small narrow pieces - mostly 1" material. They weren't longer than 3".
The top part of the buoys design was marked and cut it off with a jig-saw.
A good sanding is necessary to round up those sharp edges. You can clearly see which ones need to be sanded.
The final part is to drill holes to pass the jute rope through, and paint them any color you want.
I went for a classic red, white and blue pallete, and added random numbers.
A good distressing was done to the paint, and
now the little buoys look like they've been used and in the water for years! :)
This set of little buoys was used in a decorating project I'm sharing today at
I'm sure you're going to LOVE it!
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