The Most Unlikely Places to Shop for Decor
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By Stacey Lindsay for Remodelista
Looking for a few final accessories to finish off your space? Instead of hitting up the usual home decor stores, take a detour. Check out the stylish (and inexpensive!) pieces we discovered at a tack shop, army surplus store and more.
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Originally designed for holding horse supplies, this utilitarian rack can also be used domestically to hang towels, scarves and belts or even kitchen utensils.
SHOP NOW: Collapsible clothing bar, $26
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Built to illuminate through thick fog and mist, boat bulkhead lights also make for handsome indoor and outdoor home lighting—whether on a porch, in a bathroom or along a hallway.
SHOP NOW: Nauticus 1Light bulkhead, $27
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Looking for a way to tame the cords on your blinds? Head to your local boat shop for a nautical rope cleat. Attach to your wall and wrap the hanging cords around it to keep them neat and tidy.
SHOP NOW: Nickel rope cleat, $4 each
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Tie back curtains with this quick fix: Combine two key chain rings, a swivel eye hook and a piece of twine, like in this example from blogger Ciao Mama.
SHOP NOW: Swivel eye hook, $3
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Ultra thick and rugged, an authentic wool Navy blanket will easily add a nautical vibe to your space without being too theme-y.
SHOP NOW: Faribault Woolen Mills U.S. Navy blanket, $150
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A nautical cleat can also be useful in the bath. Blogger Laurie Downey fashioned a toilet paper roller-holder with a cleat, a PVC pipe, poly rope and a few screws.
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A clip-on light is a versatile home accessory—instantly change the lighting of a room by simply moving its location. With all the refined designer options on the market, the original industrial version, available at the hardware store, still has a strong appeal.
SHOP NOW: Incandescent clamp light, $9
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Want to update your sofa without spending a lot of money on reupholstering or having a slip cover made? Head to the art supply shop for a painter's drop cloth. Draped over your seating, it adds a casual note in a neutral color.
SHOP NOW: Canvas drop cloth, $24
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In this bathroom project, Alchemy Architects created towel hooks by using load-bearing hooks from the hardware store, also known as clevis hooks, threaded onto heavy-duty screw eyes.
SHOP NOW: Gold-toned clevis hook, $15
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Easy and quick, this DIY towel holder will cost you less than $10 at your local hardware store. Screw two eye-bolts into the wall, thread some jute rope through the holes, knot the ends and adjust the slack as needed.
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