Anchors Aweigh: 7 Nautical-Inspired Projects for the Home
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Anchors Aweigh: 7 Nautical-Inspired Projects for Home and Fashion

Are y'all aboard with the nautical look this summer? I've never been on a cruise but now that I have three kids, and I've been perusing sponsor Norwegian Cruise Line itineraries, it seems like the perfect family vacation. When I close my eyes and fantasize about this perfect family vacation, we are stepping out in stripes, buttons, and red, white and blue. Do people do that on cruises? I would. Alas, there is no family cruise on the agenda this summer, so we will have to bring the nautical look home with decor fit for the high-seas. Here are 7 home projects that will make you feel like you're 10 miles from land with an icy drink in your hand.

1. Out to Sea Coasters

Bring the nautical theme into your home with easy to make coasters.
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2. TV Tray Turned Nautical
Give a cheap TV tray a whole new look with some paint and rope.
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3. West Elm-Inspired Whale Pillow
Make some whale, boat, and anchor pillows to go with the theme.
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Related: 25 ways to decorate with old maps

4. Striped Bow Pillow
Sewing striped bow pillows is enough to get you started on your nautical makeover.
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5. Porthole Mirror
Bring life at sea into your home with this rope mirror.
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6. Mini Lifesavers
Turn vintage drapery rings into mini lifesavers to use on hooks around the house or to hang up drapes.
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Related: 24 genius ways to decorate your home with a Sharpie

7. Wooden Sailboat
Make a wooden sailboat for home decor or make it useful and use it as a bookend.
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- By Jacinda Boneau
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Out to Sea Coasters
TV Tray Turned Nautical
Striped Bow Pillow
Porthole Mirror
Mini LIfesavers
Wooden Sailboat
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