Make Your Own Wooden Buoy
I have been wanting to make these for awhile and I finally got it done.
I had some 4 x 4’s (actually 3.25 x 3.25!) in my wood stash and had my husband cut them in various heights. The tallest one is about 13″ tall and the shortest one is about 8″ tall. I also had him taper in the tops on each side. They don’t quite come to a point, but are flat on top. I also drilled a hole, large enough to get some rope through. The diameter of the hole would depend on the type of rope you are using. I picked up some more Waverly Chalk Paint at Walmart, this time in ‘Ocean’, ‘Pumpkin’, and ‘Lagoon.’
I first painted each piece with either Waverly ‘Plaster’ or ‘Mineral.’ 2 of each! I didn’t cover the wood too well, because a real buoy would be worn by the sea and sun.
I did a variation of the 3 colors on each buoy. This one will be ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Lagoon.’
After the paint was dry, I sanded the piece all over to give it a rough and worn look. Here is the small one. I love it!!
I took a length of rope, ran it through the hole and tied it at the top. I should have rolled it in the dirt first, so it wasn’t so new looking! I’m sure it will look more worn before long.
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Published January 17th, 2018 12:00 PM
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