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DIY beachy buoys.

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I had seen some of these cute beachy buoys in a shop and wanted to try a DIY version.
This is what we came up with.
We had some cedar logs in the backyard so that's what we used.
Kent cut the logs with a chain saw, first he cut the point then shaped the sides to a rough square.
Then he cut to length. We went with about 15-18 inches.
Random is the key, you don't want them to look to perfect.
We painted the rough surface with a good primer, then gave them a coat of white paint. After that I freehand painted the stripes . I didn't worry about being to neat, it looks more interesting and folky that way.
Kent drilled a hole big enough to put a 1/2" rope through.
After the stripes were good and dry we sanded back some of the paint exposing areas of raw wood. This gave them a nice soft worn look.
Finally we put rope through and tied them off.
I think they are fun, nautical and beachy !
What do you think?
Time: 60 Minutes Cost: $10.00 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://cynthiaweber.com/easy-diy-beachy-buoys/

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