Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lobster Buoys

Hello my friends! I hope that you have had a great weekend. Hopefully you got a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy the weekend, there are not many summer weekends left! This summer has FLOWN by!!!

It is a little cooler here in Michigan (at least where I am) and I got a chance to finish up a project that I saw on one of my favorite blogs Simpledaisy. They are lobster bouys. These buoys are used for lobster fishing and they mark where fisherman have set their traps in the ocean. They are also great decorative pieces that give that coastal feel to your home!

Click here to see how Heather made these great little buoys!!



My hubby was kind enough to cut the buoys for me! (no power tools for me this time :( ) I could not figure out the angle and where I needed to cut, good thing he is an engineer!!



Three great little buoys!!



I decided to paint them cream, yellow and green. I have these colors in my house but they are scattered throughout so I thought that these would bring those colors out a little more. And...those are the colors that I had left over from other projects.



I painted a red five on the cream colored buoy using a template that I just quickly printed out from Microsoft Word.



Super easy!!



Painted a red stripe on the yellow buoy.




Left the green bouy plain, drilled the holes for the rope, sanded them to give that "old and worn" look and........

Ted-ah!!!



I loved how they turned out!!


I had them sitting in a corner by my hutch in the kitchen, but I think I like them in my entry way where they can hang for now. They will have to find a new home when the weather turns cold, that is where we hang our coats.


Hope everyone has a good start to the week!!!


3 comments:

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, Michelle, the buoys turned out awesome!!! My husband cut them for me also! I hope you don't mind that I posted your picture in my Monday feature!!! Love that shot of you!

Rene said...

How very clever! I would have let my husband make those cuts too - very tricky.

-Rene

simpledaisy said...

Fabulous...just fabulous:)
I love your colors and the sweet little 5....how cute:) :)
PS....we were in Saugatuck last weekend!!! That's why the beachy sign said Saugatuck!!! Love that place:) We live about an hour and a half south of there:) :) :)

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