A Nautical Buoy Crate

7:18 AM

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

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

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...

Wood glue and screws make this box sturdy...

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

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

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

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

 put to work in my bathroom...


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

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

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


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



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