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Old 06-12-2005, 04:44 PM
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Question Nautical Theme...........

Ladies, I need help!!!!!!!!!!!

Am changing my family room to a Nautical theme. Have some fishing nets, lobster trap, lighthouses and sea shells. Need ideas.
Please use your imagination and give me some suggestions??
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:37 PM
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Im been trying to find ideas for my bathroom with this theme too.

I found this really cute clock on

Nautical Wall Clock
Room by Room : Episode RXR-2002 -- More Projects

A wooden plate and life preserver combine to make a unique nautical wall clock.


wooden plate
clock mechanism
life preserver
tie-off cleat
paint (white, blue, dark blue, red)
painter's tape
combination square
hot glue gun
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scrap paper


1. Drill a hole in the center of the plate the appropriate bit size for the clock stem.

Figure A

2. Paint the clock face blue and let it dry. To add semaphore clock markings, place a ruler across the center of the plate and make a mark at three and nine o'clock. Use a combination square to find the placement for six and 12 o'clock (figure A).
3. Paint circular darker blue strokes with a slightly watered down blue followed by watered down white to create wave lines. Let dry.

Figure B

4. Cut a paper template for the triangular flags and trace it on the layout lines. Tape-off the triangles and paint each white. Let dry. Tape-off and paint the other areas for the red designs (figure B). Let dry.
5. Make tick marks for numbers and attach them using hot glue.
6. Attach the clock mechanism as directed.
7. Set the clock in position on the life preserver and secure with hot glue around the edge.

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Old 06-18-2005, 03:16 AM
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Thank you. All suggestions and ideas are greatly appreciated !
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:16 AM
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Tami I was going to menion that it was very cute

not only that but the top of the cabinetts was done in that fishing rope and little square with a round ball on top and they made it look darling

Just check the entire HGTV thread out Candy as they did a darling room

Also you can put up the fishing net in a corner, and put fish and other sea creaturs in it

I saw another where they had sea shells and pasted them on the walls and then painted the walls

For a bath, put out little baskets with sea shells and soaps that looks like the fishes.

I saw one where the tank was turned into a tank for fishes. strange

OOO, also on that show it showed how to make bar stools that was cute for a kitchen....
the entire show was Nautical Theme

If I think of any others I let you know.
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:29 AM
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Nautical theme


I have a nautical bathroom downstairs and my husband's den is next door (also, somewhat nautical). In the bathroom, I have pictures of whaling ships with sailors harpooning whales (my husband is from a town where whaling was done years ago). The switch plate was bought at the $1 store; it has a lighthouse and a beach scene on it. I bought a net and glass globe "thingie" at a thrift shop that is colorful; that's hanging in a corner by the shower stall. On the bathroom door is a piece of driftwood with a large sailboat painted on it (also bought at a thrift store). On a shelf over the toilet I have a couple of black whale figurines (very small) that I've had for years. There's also a figurine of an old sailor from the $1 store. And a small toy motorboat that I bought as a stocking gift joke for him one Christmas. There's also a lighthouse figurine that our son bought at the St. Michael's Maritime Museum and paid big bucks for.

I bought an aerial view of his favorite little town on the Chesapeake Bay and had it framed (very expensive because it's so big). That's hanging in his den. Also, have a few more nautical pics in the den.

Hope this helps you with ideas.
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:46 AM
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I just read someplace that seashells are "in!"
Apparently, the bigger the better. They are being used as furniture accents, standalone pieces, as part of clocks/bookends, so many ways.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:10 PM
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Hi I dont know how big of a budget you are on, but I collect teddy bears and have alot of sailor and fishing bears, so in one corner of the living room, by a window I have a nautical type corner with boat shelves and table, Im attaching of a picture of them, and the link to the site, if anything it will give you some ideas. I have all tedy bears on the shelves but you can do alot with it,and there is so many sites, and tv shows you can get ideas from. Just have fun with it, thats what I do.

here is the link

Ive also seen these in BIG LOTS (less money) and in Walmart.

The ones I have came from this place, but I didnt pay the full price for them, I bought the set from my sil's neighbor who was tired of it,and got a good deal. I just used that pix as an idea for you, and to show what it looked like I dont have any picture of the set with my bears I will have to get some,now that I know how to post pix from a cd,lol.

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Old 06-18-2005, 04:43 PM
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trying looking on Ebay and search for tatouage and wallies, they both have things you would enjoy, fish, sea scenes, and even a round scene of underwater with fish, Tatouage would be put on the wall by rubbinlg with a wooden stick, this is vibrant and beautiful, Wallies are removable, viny like stickers that can be removed when needed, I have the one with the circular scene with underwater fish, has stain glass look on the edge,but resembles a port hole,
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:04 PM
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Bar_Bar, Do you know happen to know if there is a picture of the walls that had shells on them that were painted? I would love to see how that looks.

I saw a really nice mirror that was framed with shells but I cant remember where I saw it.

I think that at one time Lillian Vernon had nautical stuff on their site.

I LOVE all of these ideas. Im going to store these too.

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