Remember when I was inspired to make some nautical buoys? Brightly coloured numbered buoys are used by lobster fishermen to mark where their lobster traps are located. I like the nautical feeling they add to a seaside balcony.
A job for the carpenter of the family, he measured some off cuts of timber to size and used a drop saw to cut the angles. I used a white primer / undercoat, when it was dry I taped them with masking tape where I wanted the stripes and colour to be and later stencilled on some numbers. I sanded them with an electric sander for a weathered look and also because some of the paint seeped through the tape ;) Next time I'll use thinner coats of colour.
I wanted to photograph them somewhere near the harbour. I thought this sailing club with the lovely old charcoal weatherboard building would make the perfect backdrop.. and wasn't it nice of them to hang the striped bunting for me?
My daughter and I are heading up to Byron Bay on Wednesday. Thought it was a good idea to have a break from technology, so I've scheduled some posts for later in the week. I look forward to sharing some of the beauty of Byron Bay next week. I'll no doubt be sharing some pics on instagram though @beachcomber26.