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{Design Idea!} Use Authentic Brass Cleats

Brass cleats from boats can become the perfect beach cottage home accent.  Use for book ends, wall hooks or art projects; the possibilities are endless.  We have a few just sitting on our beach cottage library shelves; however we’re inspired to use them somewhere else now….hmmmm.  Maybe wall hooks in the master bath renovation?


“I’ll admit I couldn’t tell you the difference between starboard and port side, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a hint of nautical flair. Adding some boat-inspired hardware to a home is an easy and inexpensive way to reference the salty smell of seaside air along with memories of summer days spent on the water. And it’s more unexpected (and far less heavy-handed) than a room swathed in nautical flags, anchor motifs and the like.”

  ~ Lily Gahagan – Assistant Editor, Houzz.com


Vintage Cast Iron Dock Cleat Rustic Decor by honeystreasures

Reclaimed Wood Towel/Coat Rack with Boat Cleats by DocksideCottage

XTra Large Boat Cleat Plank Frame with a by ProjectCottage on Etsy

Our sponsor, OurBoatHouse.com, offers a beautiful selection of authentic brass cleats in four lengths.

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…and our sponsor, The Coastal Collection, offers a sepia-tone collection of boat cleats, ropes and other nautical artwork.



10 thoughts on “{Design Idea!} Use Authentic Brass Cleats

  1. Kate

    I used boat cleats for my hardware on my cabinets when I repainted them white. I have one wall with nothing on it now but I am thinking of hanging cleats on it and making it a place I can hang my pots on. I’d make it a Pot wall instead of a Pot rack.

  2. Gina Black

    I really love this idea and have never seen anything like it before – thanks for the inspiration today!

    Best wishes,

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