Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make with rope, guaranteed to make your home feel a little bit more like an escape no matter how far you are from the ocean.
Above: From Desire to Inspire, an incredibly creative staircase railing made with rope and boat cleats. (And yes, for all you safety experts, this probably does not pass code, so you might have to be incredibly creative about getting it past the inspector, too.)
A rope-wrapped side table from Poppytalk. (No instructions, but this looks like an easy enough DIY.)
DIY rope sunburst mirror from Country Living.
DIY rope-wrapped extension cord from The Vow.
DIY rope towel bar from Martha Stewart.
DIY rope-wrapped ottomans (made from old tires) from Style Me Pretty.
From Country Living: add rope handles to an old dresser for a little extra pizzazz.
DIY hanging rope shelf from The Home Depot Blog.
Another way to make rope drawer pulls, spotted on Sportswear International.
DIY rope mirror from Martha Stewart.
This DIY rope railing from House & Home might pass code if you also had a handrail on the other side.
From Trendland, a rope wrapped in Christmas lights — possibly the simplest DIY of all.