Do you have a recurring theme or trend in your home? Your friends and family randomly give you lace, mason jars, wine decor, ceramic animals, what ever your love may be? This happens to me all the time, my obsession is admittedly the ocean. I figured by the time we can afford our coastal dream home, we’ll at least have all the furniture and decor we’ll need for it, right? (Or that’s my excuse for the hubby)
Hence when your dad randomly gives you weather-beaten boat oars he found in his barn. (Let the girly squeal of excitement subside…)
Now what to do with two boat oars?…Don’t want to spend money for curtains and curtain rods…Fab freebie, sea inspired curtains!
Luckily our house came with a studio apartment/guest house above the garage and this is where I can let loose, mess up and DIY to my heart’s content. (aka, Girl Cave) However I do try to keep my dog and sea inspired decor to a few spaces and a few rooms. (Like Martha Stewart would say, “regulating obsession… it’s a good thing”)
Firstly we used white wooden curtain rod brackets (left over from a failed DIY project). Installing them above each window in the Girl Cave.
Luckily the previous owners left some curtains behind, (and after a good washing and ironing) they slid perfectly over the oars.
We had some left-over towel hooks we never used for the bathroom, and drilled them into the wall upside down.
Then tied two knots on each end of a piece of rope, and looped the ends onto the hook.
Very cheap, sea inspired and incredibly easy update. What’s the theme, trend and/or obsession for your home?
Hope everyone has a fabulous and DIY-filled week!
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