the furniture you need when you buy a home

Furniture can be a very big investment when buying a home. What furniture do you really need to live comfortably in your new home? Are there some things that you can live without for a while until you are settled in and get what you really need? Working as a real estate agent for the past twenty years, I have helped a lot of families get settled into their new places. This blog will show you what you probably want to have when you first move into a house and what you can live without for a few months as you get settled in.

Seven Ways To Use Rope For Nautical-Themed Home Accents


Bring a beach vibe or nautical theme to your home with some inexpensive crafting supplies, such as rope. Rope is inexpensive, and you don't need much to complete some cute and clever crafting ideas for your home that will complement your furnishings. These also make excellent gifts for others that have a love of the ocean, too!

Seven ways to use a rope to create nautical-inspired accents in your home are:

  1. For handy hangers. Use a finer-gauge rope to make macramé hangers for kitchen windows or other spots in the home. Fill a mason jar with sand, shells, or your favorite beach finds and hang it in your nautical-inspired hanger!
  2. In clever coasters. Using dots of hot glue, gently wind the rope around itself, working from the center out. This is an easy way to make coasters out of hemp or rope; when they are the size that you want, cut the rope and glue down the end.
  3. Around gorgeous glasses. Wrap nylon sailing-rope or hemp around the stems of glasses and decanters for a maritime-inspired cocktail set. Use hot glue to secure, and don't soak the stems or rope in water to wash. These make great housewarming treats for others, too.
  4. Tie-back curtains. Give window treatments a beachy feel with rope tiebacks for your curtains or drapes. Use nautical knots to secure- simple and cheap!
  5. Create custom art. For a really fitting focal point, create framed artwork from a simple frame (glass removed) and a few lengths of sailing rope. Tie knots, spell out messages, or reflect common insignias with the rope, using pins or hot glue to secure it to a backing. Finish with the frame to hang.
  6. Edge plump pillows. Using heavy-duty thread, stitch rope to the edging of throw pillows for ocean-themed accents that cost practically nothing! Choose bold, bright pillows that mimic the colors seen on nautical flags.
  7. For coastal containers. Bring the nautical-theme out into your exteriors; wrap the base of a plant pot with sailing rope or nubby-hemp rope, and secure with glue. Wind the rope right up to the lip of the pot, and secure with glue to finish. Use these to house your plants, flowers, or herb gardens.

So, pick up some rope and get crafting! Buy good-quality nylon rope at crafting stores or marine supply sites and stores, or look for segments of rope, twine, or hemp that you might have hanging around in your craft closet, storage space, or garage to pull-off these easy and fun projects. Bring a nautical flair to your home this weekend with these clever crafting ideas!

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13 July 2017