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First I covered the giant pool noodles with spray foam.
The next part was probably the most difficult.
I used a machete to shave down the foam and then used a Dremel tool to carve a chunky wood grain into the foam.
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I then started to paint the first dark layer
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The second layer of paint
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The final layer of bright green paint. Then I add rope and began making more. I needed 12 pilings to go around my front yard.
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I wanted my wood pilings to look like they were under the sea so I added sea creatures and seashells with E600
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Overall I'm pretty happy with the results. They are lightweight so I don't have to hurt myself carrying them around. They are waterproof also, so I don't have to worry about rain or the sprinklers. I use a small green metal garden stake and stake them down through the rope in the back. It holds them up well and I know nobody will ever get hurt bumping into the pilings or if one should fall down.
 

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That is really creative and they look amazing. I would never have guessed they started out as pool noodles. GREAT paint/decorating job too because the addition of the greenish hue and the little barnacle/starfish are just perfect! :cool:
 

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Wow! Amazingly creative! And they look so real! Love this! Lol, of course, I'm trying to think of how I could incorporate them into an everyday use type of thing! Lol! Love it tho, and thanks for sharing! Isn't Spray Foam the BEST?! I actually make bread and muffins with it! Lol!
 

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LOL My husband wants them out all year. Endless possibilities! I want to make a spooky hang man tree next.
I bet your muffins are adorable!
 

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I love the way some of the noodles turned out a little bent giving them an old log look. They really have a lot of character.
 
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