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Nautical Boat Cleats for Hardware and Hooks

To give a room a unique nautical touch, consider using boat cleats for hardware and hooks!

nautical boat cleats hardware in bathroom
Nautical boat cleats are mostly used to tie a boat to a dock. This beautiful Nautical Bathroom shows the cleats off on its vanity! Via My Home Ideas.


seaside cottage bathroom
Nice brass boat cleats are used as wall hooks in a Nordic Nautical Cottage.

boat cleat as hook
And this creative solution comes from Laurie of Laurie's Projects who decorated her sons bathroom with nautical in mind.

wooden whales rack
Featured on DIY Wooden Whale Cutouts.

staircase with nautical boat cleats
You might remember this staircase, featured on here. A clever use of nautical boat cleats and rope.

boat cleat pottery barn
Where to shop for nautical boat cleats? Pottery Barn sells Nautical Cleats. Aero Home has Cast Iron Cleats. Go to your local marine supply store if you live coastal, find nautical boat cleats online in stores such as West Marine and check out Ebay for Boat Cleats and Dock Cleats.

authentic boat cleats
And at Our Boat House you can purchase Authentic Cleats that had a life on a boat or dock!
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17 comments:

Laurie Downey said...

Thanks for the shout out Maya...

FanSea said...

Love that guest bathroom and the creative twist on cabinet pulls! This look definitely fits in the "nautical" category of my coastal style post. Check it out if you have the chance.
http://fanseastyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-your-coastal-style.html

xo

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love the roped staircase. You can also do that outside with your patio or walkway.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops! There goes part of the post I was going to do for you. LOL! I have had one of these on my door to the bathroom. It's my door handle. ;-)

Susan Fairgrieve "The Coastal Collection" said...

Love the useage of cleats in so many different applications! Thank you for including my image from The Coastal Collection photography series!
Susan Fairgrieve
The Coastal Collection
web.me.com/TheCoastalCollection

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

oh wow I was looking for how to do this I wanted to replace my current stair rail with something like this so now I have a little inspiration but, then i've got to do it.

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Wow! Love these... especially used as cabinet handles!

Della said...

Oh I wish I could think of somewhere to put some of these! Maybe poolside to hang towels on?! I like them, and I'm wanting some!

michelle said...

What a great idea, I never thought of these for things like that!

Jekyll Island Beach Resort said...

Nice post. Love to have these things for us.

Virginie said...

Thank you for looking at those pretty coastal things for us
Have a good week end
Virginie

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Be still my heart! I want them everywhere!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

I don't want to be a party pooper because I think the handles are great but... some with rope would not pass safety standards. Please be careful, especially if you have young children in the house.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I was going to use these in our half bath for towels but then couldn't find any at reasonable prices. I needed 6. I would love to add a couple somewhere, love the look.

Tybee Dreaming said...

This is what I'm doing in my kitchen using the cleats as door handles. I like the idea hanging the TP roll, so I will use that idea to hang paper towels instead.

Beach House Living said...

Given that I have been around boats since I was a toddler the best to go to a marine store. Or a nautical salvage yard.

Personally my favorite is pop up cleats. You simply touch them and they pop up and then push them down so the collapse.

Lili said...

These are some awesome ideas, I just love boat cleats, especially the galvanized ones! ~Lili