Hanging Pictures The Nautical Way

by Sherry

Steve grew up on the water and he loves boats,  especially sail boats.   We have owned
several,  but none since the last one ended up twenty feet in someones front yard
during Hurricane Ivan.  Though there are no sail boats in our near future,  (sorry hon)
we can still decorate our new home with nautical touches.

I saw this idea at Restoration Hardware and knew it would be the perfect way to hang
pictures in my husbands office.

We attached boat cleats to the wall and added rope. Looking at these pictures I think the large
print would look better with a white mat.


I’ll share the rest of the office as soon as Steve finds a desk he likes….talk about picky!

Right now he is using a really old rusty metal and wood folding table from dad’s garage.
Our daughter in law visited a couple of weeks ago and asked if we got the desk at Restoration
 Hardware.  I had to laugh, but it does look a little like something RH might sale.  This doesn’t
change my opinion though and it still has to go.


Thanks so much for all your kind comments about our new home.   If you missed any of the post
you can catch up HERE, HERE  and HERE.

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thepaintedapron.com July 24, 2014 - 11:29 am

I love the cleats Sherry, I saw a boat cleat used as a toilet paper holder recently and thought about doing that at our beach house~ I love the rope, looks great! Our boat landed in my neighbors yard during Ivan too~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) July 24, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Love the wall collage and hanging with the ropes and cleats is super. How fun is this. Great idea.

[email protected] Designs July 24, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Oh I love that idea!…looks fantastic…love getting ideas from retailers such as RH…

designchic July 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

I couldn't love it more – perfect inspiration for our the beach house we are renovating!

All About Vignettes July 24, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Love the boat cleats idea. Your house is really coming together. It looks fabulous and it looks like you're having so much fun pulling it together.

Katie Clooney July 24, 2014 - 5:36 pm

It looks great, Sherry. My Mister has been begging for a boat for years!

Kelly July 24, 2014 - 7:59 pm

That picture of your living room looks like it's out of a magazine! I love the boat pictures and the way they are hung with rope. So neat and perfect for a FL home.

The Polka Dot Closet July 24, 2014 - 8:50 pm

Oh Sherry, that is so perfect and I love how you can see it through the arched doorway!!


Gigi Harlan July 24, 2014 - 9:07 pm

I love your pictures and I especially love that ship's wheel (forget what they call it, lol)! It's a nice arrangement and I agree the mat would probably look better white to go with the others. Looks nice now though!

Kathysue July 25, 2014 - 12:17 am

Great idea Sherry, I shared this idea with a friend of mine who just happens to live on the water.

Mary Ann Pickett July 25, 2014 - 12:53 am

This is so COOL…love it.

Bonnie July 25, 2014 - 2:09 am

I love what you did with the cleats. Great post.

I have to tell you I viewed your Italy and Greece photos again and they are so good. Really great! It had rained right before we were in Venice and my pictures aren't as good as yours because of the weather but we had a fabulous time. Enjoyed your pics again today. Thanks.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} July 25, 2014 - 3:12 pm

I love RH and don't know how I missed the nautical hanging idea! Yours looks perfect for that space, and your home. Also love the "wheel" you added to the display.
xo Kathleen

Anonymous July 26, 2014 - 8:48 pm

I love what you have done with the curtains. Perhaps you could buy more Ikea curtains and add fabric or trim to the bottom of each panel. Or pull them back with rope, or use a cleat to hold them back.

Nancy Roberts July 28, 2014 - 6:16 am

I LOVE this idea, Sherry. The living room looks beautiful as well.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot July 29, 2014 - 3:03 am

this is beautiful.
I love the industrial/nautical look.
This room has a comfortable blend of soft and masculine.

Burlap and Babies July 29, 2014 - 3:25 am

Love the anchor cleats and the added touch using the rope!! Would love it if you shared this at our Motivational Monday party going on right now. {http://www.burlapandbabies.com/2014/07/motivational-monday_28.html}

Linda P August 1, 2014 - 2:57 am

Great idea and perfect for your hubby. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style August 5, 2014 - 2:27 am

I love what you did on that wall. That is funny about the desk.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day August 6, 2014 - 9:01 pm

The nautical collage is fabulous!! And the way its framed by the door arch…perfect! I love it Sherry! Pinning!

Vel Criste August 11, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Genius Sherry! I can't wait to see it all done, I'm glad your settling in your new home VERY WELL!


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