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I have been meaning to write this post for about 6 months now! But time flies and I have been SO busy. Luckily I am finally getting around to it because my favorite thing is nautical anything! And I know many of you feel the same so I hope you enjoy!
My dorm room did not start out as nautical but eventually it has become that way and I love it!
First are my hand painted nautical cork boards! Get the full tutorial back here. A quick summary on the how to is to go get a 3-pack of cork boards at Ikea and paint nautical shapes onto them. It really is that easy!
Next is my 'Anchors Away' hanging picture. I got is at Kirkland's Home quite a while ago, so I am not sure if they still have it or not. Kirkland's is a really great place for unique home decor though, and they seem to keep the nautical theme in their rotation, so I am sure you would be able to find something great!
Finally is my hand painted nautical flag canvas. Keep reading for a tutorial on that!
I got a pack of 9 or 10 little canvases (8" x 10") at Walmart for $10. When I purchased them I had so many big ideas! Yet this is the only one I've used so far - 4 months later. Oh well, thats a story for another time, onto the tutorial!
(Please excuse my pictures, as you can see I made this on my dorm room floor using a lovely Forever 21 bag to keep paint from getting everywhere :)
I just used the paints from an art set I've had forever that I purchased at Michael's. You can kind of see it in the corner of this pic:
And one final thing: nautical bracelet! So this isn't "decor" but I just wanted to share it with you :)
I found these little anchor charms on eBay (I think I got 50 for $5 or something - super cheap!) and then made a simple friendship bracelet attached to it.
Its nothing too special but I really like it. Maybe I'll put the other 49 charms to use soon and create something new ;)
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