You all know I love beachy and nautical stuff.
I have loved these PB buoys for a long time.
They have 3 sizes. They run (small) $19, (medium) $24, and (large) $29. You can buy all 3 for $69.
Rather than spending $69 I made my own and it was so super easy.
I measured down the beam, at different lengths The tallest one is 16.5 inches. I have a couple at 15 inches, one at 13.5 inches and one at 12 inches.
I got 5 buoys out of the one board. We drilled a hole into each one. If you have any knots in the wood go with another side to drill your hole.
My husband cut the boards while I measured out the angled cuts. Only measure one side at a time (or you can do the front and back) but don’t do all four side because you will cut off your markings (I know from experience–if you know what I mean). Then you can measure both of the sides and cut those angles.
The angles cuts are super easy. I measured across the top of the board and left one inch in the middle so it did not come to a point. You don’t want a point or it will look like a pencil. Then I measured down 4 inches on the side of the board. My husband then made the angled cuts from the top.
Next I grabbed a bunch of my DecoArt paints and patio paints.
Patio paints are great for the outdoor elements. They weather amazingly well. I used them on a project last year and it still looks fabulous.
I didn’t go with traditional colors for the buoys. Many times people think of beach-y colors as more the aqua, pink, and white but it depends on what part of the country (or world) you are from as to the popular COASTAL colors.
If you are from California you might see more of these types of color schemes:
If you are from the New England states you will see more of these types of colors:
If you are from the Northwest you will find colors more along this line:
Caribbean colors and the Florida Keys tend to be more bright:
Down here in Florida you will find some of the brighter colors but the new builds are all in more jewel tones:
So I decided to do my buoys in themed colors.
I taped off to add stripes.
I sanded and “weathered” them up with some paint.
I then added numbers with vinyl from Design Divas
I needed to go buy some rope and add that to them to finish them off. Then my Canvas Corp products arrived and I got this cool rope so I was able to add rope to 2 of the buoys. I need to get some more. It is a twisted 2 tone HEMP Rope.
You can do your letters out of vinyl or paint them on.