Nautical Nonsense

Nautical Nonsense

Feeling naughty?  Naughty as in nautical, I mean.  Naut-y?  Knotty? As in the speeds of vessels relative to the fluids in which they travel?  What are we even talking about here?  I just have some nautical themed makeovers I want to show you, that’s all!  Sheesh.

Here’s one now, from Jessica at Dear Emmeline who wanted to add a something special to this worn-out side table besides a fresh coat of paint and stain.  Why not a little anchor stencil?  So fun!  I love the look of using stain with stencils, it’s kind of an unexpected touch.  Don’t think you need some fancy vinyl cutting machine to make one either, Jessica just cut hers herself out of contact paper.  Easy as pie.



stained anchor table


And Jenny said bon voyage to the beaten up finish of this old chest (she finds them by the hundreds, I swear) and went with, you guessed it, an anchor-theme too!

That reminds me, the other day I saw this girl in a restaurant with an anchor tattoo on her shoulder that said “I refuse to sink.”  A lovely sentiment.  But then I got to thinking … wait, if you are wanting to NOT sink, why an anchor?  Why not like … a life vest or something? A rowboat?  Floaties?  Obviously because those would not be nearly as attractive as an anchor, but hey, logic.

See more from Jenny at Ava Blake Creations.

nautical trunk makeover


nautical trunk makeover after


And one last nautical makeover that you are sure to love, especially if you are six and under, in which case, I hope you have your parent’s permission to be online!  But parents are sure to appreciate this one too, because who wouldn’t love a kid kitchen that doesn’t look like a KID KITCHEN!!!  You know, with all the plastic parts and florescent colors and such.  Super cool.  From Serena at Thrift Diving.


nautical play kitchen


nautical play kitchen after




  1. September 12, 2013 / 1:33 AM


  2. MUMZY
    September 12, 2013 / 10:32 AM

    LOL! You crack me up! Love the Naughtical!!!!

  3. Amy
    September 12, 2013 / 1:45 PM

    As a Mac lover, i hafta say it’s so sad how someone can be so thoughtless about an Apple icon. Heh.

  4. September 12, 2013 / 7:04 PM

    OOoh, love that end table! I never knew I loved “nautical” as much as I do until I did that piece. Thanks so much for sharing it! I feel like stenciling sailboats and anchors all over my walls now. HA! 🙂

    Thrift Diving

  5. Karen
    September 13, 2013 / 9:10 AM

    Those are SO cool! Love them all!!

  6. stephbo93
    September 20, 2013 / 2:52 PM

    I totally dig the first table. The different stains on the top was such a great idea!

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