Driftwood Buoy Stump House Number

5:30:00 AM

This is a facelift to a project I did a while back.

Nautical buoy makeover for a driftwood stump

My husband and I dragged this VERY heavy driftwood stump back from the beach. Quite possibly a telephone pole, you can read all about it here

driftwood stump

Well long story short, my lovely neighbor was redoing the garden on the property line between our houses and he was doing such a good job I felt it very necessary to repaint my buoy stump that had long since lost it's glam. 

After living here for about 5 years I think he finally got tired of waiting for me to do something with my side of the property line and he decided to do it himself. 

So this morning I'm ready to do my part and give the stump a makeover.  

In preparation, last night I ran out and repainted the top of the stump buoy white. I wanted it to be dry enough to add the numbers and details in the morning.

I made my own stencil using a computer print-out and a file folder, then with a stencil brush tapped the black into the stencil spaces. 

buoy stump with stenciled letters

I added a red stripe around the buoy using painters tape to mask a clean line.

House number stump with red stripe

house number nautical stump

When all the paint was dry I wrapped thick jute around the stump to add to the nautical look of the buoy. 

house number buoy stump

Now I just need to freshen up the pea gravel and let the neighbors new plantings fill in the space. 

house number nautical stump

You've gotta love a good neighbor!

buoy stump driftwood house number

I added affiliate links so you can find the products I use to create my projects. Click on the bold links to find the products at no extra cost to you. 


Check out these other Homeroad Nautical projects...

  🎯Before you go please sign up for Homeroad emails so you will get the latest DIY posts sent straight to you!


Click to follow Homeroad below…

You Might Also Like


  1. What an excellent idea. I love t, and will seek in my pile of wood to see if I have a similar piece of wood.

  2. So genius, Susan! I want a stump REALLY badly now. It would really help to complete my cabin by the lake feel I'm after! Featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 390. Thanks for linking up!


Thank you for stopping by, I love your comments and I will do my best to reply to all your questions and comments. By leaving a comment you are consenting to your email being collected for communication purposes only. Your privacy is important to me.
Have a nice day.


This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies.

Featured on Hometalk.com

Affiliate Disclaimer

Homeroad's posts may contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a very small commission. It does NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra. Mentions of associated products/services/ businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. The affiliate fee I earn per month helps pay expenses that keep this site up and running. Thanks so much for your support!