Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grab it, save it, paint it, love it!

My dad found this buoy while fishing awhile back, and I thought it would look a lot better if it were painted, like some of the other buoys we have. So I decided to grab the Acrylic paint, a few paint brushes, a sanding pad, and head outside to paint! I wanted it to match the other buoys we have so I went with the colors: Apricot, Harvest Orange, and Banana. It turned out to be really easy, you should try it! If you want to try it all you have to do is- find yourself a buoy, the older the better! If you live anywhere near a marsh, just look along it and you'll see some that have floated off crab-pots. (Don't go take anyone's buoy though!) if you can't find any in the river, just go to your local Marina Store or anywhere that sells stuff for boats. They are usually under $15.
Then your going to need some acrylic paint, which can be found at Wal-Mart, Michaels, or any art supply place.
Just a plain paint brush will do.
And a sanding pad.
Start off by sanding the buoy-
Then paint your stripes however you want. (I did mine kinda wide).
After you are done painting the 'colored' stripes, go ahead and paint your white stripes.
After it dries, go ahead and sand it one more time, the sanding gives it a used looked, if you don't want to sand it, you don't have to. I just like mine to look like they have been used.
And Ta Da!

13 comments:

Sara Szatmary said...

What a fun, creative idea!

Indie.Tea said...

How pretty...it looks so bright and happy and cheerful now.

Debbie said...

Your header on your blog is just beautiful!!! Glad to be here.
Your buoys look so neat hanging on the post.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Debbie@houseatthelake

this free bird said...

hey! this is pretty cool! what a great idea.

xoxo,
carrie

this free bird said...

those wedges almost claimed my life! i got them for 50% off after refusing to jump off my wallet all season. last pair i think in the WORLD...yahoo!

it's the little things.

xoxo,
carrie

The Zhush said...

That is the cutest idea!

Kristen said...

cute idea- i see buoy's all the time but never think to grab one.
Love the colors.

ASH said...

I love this!! And I will keep my eyes peeled for high waisted short skirts =)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Renée said...

Love the colours you used, they give me an instant summer feeling!
Thanks for sharing this idea!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Oh I love that you found me! Your blog is adorable and I love that it has just the right amount of homes, style, and travel mixed together. I'll definitely be back for more! Following!

libys11 said...

neat idea!!! so so cute! :D

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Vintage Home said...

...great Bouy job!...Thanks for dropping by!..however did you find me!.....

Flotsam Friends said...

Totally love it!! My husband and I living in NYC for a couple of years pre kids in 1996 and we went to Maine and loved it. I remember seeing lots of buoys and loving the idea. What you've done here is just fantastic... Adore the colour. Pruxxx