Cabin Inspired DIY Projects

Our DIY expert Danielle Rode from Upsy-Daisy stopped by to share cabin inspired projects perfect for summer time.

Try them at home!

1. Decorative Wood Buoys
Material list:

  • Deck Post
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Miter Saw (or circular saw)
  • Jute Rope
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
  • Number stencils (optional)
  • Sand paper

How to:

  1. Cut deck post in length of your choice. I cut mine 8.25 to 12” long.
  2. On one of your cut posts, measure an inch from the right side and make a mark, then an inch from the left side and make a mark. Then measure 4 inches from the top and make a mark. Using a flat edge, draw a line connecting your marks.
  3. Using a miter saw or a circular saw, cut away the corner that you just marked.
  4. Repeat on the next three right sides your post.
  5. Take a drill bit that is slightly larger than the girth of your rope and drill a hole through one side of the top of your buoy.
  6. Now that all your cuts have been made and holes have been drilled, sand the rough edges of your pieces.
  7. Paint your pieces a base color. I chose white paint. Let dry.
  8. Once dry, use painters tape and tape off your design.
  9. Using various colors of paint, paint and let dry. Once dry, remove the tape.
  10. Stencil numbers on your buoy if desired.
  11. Sand your buoys so they appear weathered.
  12. Thread a length of rope through each of the buoys, tying them off in a basic knot.

2. Boat Cleat Towel Rack
Material list:

  • Pallet wood
  • Circular saw
  • Screws
  • Wood glue
  • Paint / Paint Brush
  • Boat cleat hooks

How to:

  1. Use circular saw to cut wood pallet away from the pallet (in varying lengths).
  2. Sand wood pieces.
  3. Dry brush various paint colors onto boards (I used white, blue, gray) and let dry.
  4. Glue painted boards to one long board (using wood glue) and once dry, screw them in for extra security.
  5. Screw the boat cleat hooks to the front and hang to your wall.

3. Cabin Wall Décor
Material list:

  • Pre-made framed, wall signs from craft store.
  • Decorative paper
  • Wood letters
  • Paint/Paint brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue gun

How to:

  1. Cut the decorative paper to fit the inside of the frame.
  2. Use mod podge to secure it in place (like wall paper paste)
  3. Smooth out any air bubbles.
  4. Paint the wood letters and let dry.
  5. Use glue gun and secure the letters onto the sign.

Visit Danielle at Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake!
2176 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN

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