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
- Deck Post
- Miter Saw (or circular saw)
- Jute Rope
- Painters tape
- Number stencils (optional)
- Sand paper
- Cut deck post in length of your choice. I cut mine 8.25 to 12” long.
- 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.
- Using a miter saw or a circular saw, cut away the corner that you just marked.
- Repeat on the next three right sides your post.
- 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.
- Now that all your cuts have been made and holes have been drilled, sand the rough edges of your pieces.
- Paint your pieces a base color. I chose white paint. Let dry.
- Once dry, use painters tape and tape off your design.
- Using various colors of paint, paint and let dry. Once dry, remove the tape.
- Stencil numbers on your buoy if desired.
- Sand your buoys so they appear weathered.
- Thread a length of rope through each of the buoys, tying them off in a basic knot.
2. Boat Cleat Towel Rack
- Pallet wood
- Circular saw
- Wood glue
- Paint / Paint Brush
- Boat cleat hooks
- Use circular saw to cut wood pallet away from the pallet (in varying lengths).
- Sand wood pieces.
- Dry brush various paint colors onto boards (I used white, blue, gray) and let dry.
- Glue painted boards to one long board (using wood glue) and once dry, screw them in for extra security.
- Screw the boat cleat hooks to the front and hang to your wall.
3. Cabin Wall Décor
- Pre-made framed, wall signs from craft store.
- Decorative paper
- Wood letters
- Paint/Paint brush
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue gun
- Cut the decorative paper to fit the inside of the frame.
- Use mod podge to secure it in place (like wall paper paste)
- Smooth out any air bubbles.
- Paint the wood letters and let dry.
- 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