A Nautical Buoy Crate

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A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

After taking apart an old whitewashed gate I was anxious to use the reclaimed wood...


A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

This buoy was my nautical inspiration for this project...

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

I began by creating a box with the gate slats... attaching 2 slats to the front as a partial cover.

When I attached the bottom 2 slats I made them longer than the box and cut the top to create a point.

Using a 1" hole bit I cut a hole for hanging...

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

Wood glue and screws make this box sturdy...

I used a long clamp to hold the boards together while the wood glue dried...

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

When the box was finished I used painter's tape to mask off 2 lines for red stripes...

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

I stenciled on a number, distressed the paint, and added a rope thorough the hole for hanging...

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net

And now the old gate is a nautical buoy box... 

Perfect where ever you may need a little extra storage.

A Nautical Buoy Crate www.homeroad.net


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6 comments

  1. Susan...I so want that or my boys bathroom. Great project!

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  2. Susan,
    what a way to make TP look good! Vety cute and beachy, love it!
    Rebecca

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  3. Can I just say I like your new toilet paper holder.

    ~Bliss~

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  4. What a great idea! I need to make this for the upstairs bathroom!

    blessings,
    karianne

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