What to do with a Driftwood Buoy Stump

Imagine if you will, a 50 something, grown man rolling a 3' high, 100+ lb. driftwood stump down the beach.

I told my husband I had a good idea for it, he must have liked my idea or he never would have lugged this huge thing home.

He said "you know I could have lifted it onto my shoulder in my younger days"... It's ok honey, rolling works. 


Now that it made it's way into my garage, I can work some magic on it.

I taped off 2 areas to paint stripes.

I gave it a black stripe around the center and painted the top white.

This flat area is what inspired me.

I cut out the number 12 for my house number.

I gave the back of the stencil a spritz of spray adhesive
and stuck the number to the stump.

I used black paint to stencil in the number.

I threw it up onto my shoulder and moved my 
new buoy stump out to the yard...
(no, only kidding!)

My husband loves it so I guess it was worth rolling it all the way down the beach.


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  1. The only thing my husband would have been rolling was his eyes!! We live near Lake Michigan and several times I have wanted to drag something home like large limbs, but we are usually too far away to bring it home. Love what you did with your stump, defiantly worth rolling home. Stop by if you get a chance and see the lake today, Laura

  2. Hi Susan,
    I was thinking about you and your beach finds yesterday - we were down at Piper's Cove on Vancouver Island and I was walking along looking at all the interesting pieces and thinking - hmmmm, what would Susan do with that? I brought a few home but I'm afraid I'm not sure yet what they want to be!

  3. What a great idea! Cheers to hubby too!

  4. What a wonderful idea, and how great of your husband.

  5. what a fantastic idea!!!!
    i found u here: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.de/
    i fell that yours blog can give me so many inspirations!!!
    u have TALENT!!!

  6. Very clever - nothing like weathered wood!

  7. Oh be still my heart........this is sooooo totally beachy cool (this statement from a gently used Nana!). I am thinking that half of the ladies that read your blog want to clone your husband - what a keeper.

  8. Wow...what a great idea!! I love your weathered wood house marker!!


  9. Great Idea.... Awesome Upsycle-Project... love it!!! Hug from Germany from Jutty&Poppy


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