$8 worth of nautical rope from the hardware store…plus a large vase from TJMaxx for $10. This really doesn’t even deserve a post…but heck…maybe you will be inspired to make one too ;) I was inspired by Potterybarn’s current catalog. I love all the roping and sand and beach scenes…dreamy ;) So I set out to create the look (at least the roping part)….for less. I succeeded…and you can too…




I bought 12 feet of manilla rope…for .67 cents a foot. Awesome…They I went to TJMaxx…and spotted this fabulous large vase for 9.99…BOOYAH…Now it’s a party people!



What do you think….$18…looks just as good as $50 + right?!?! Yeap…I think so too ;)


Love it when a plan comes together…


More to come on the big office reveal soon!!!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I need to do this! What a good idea.

  2. Ok, this is way toooooooooo clever. Yes, I needed this tutorial. I see this stuff and just don’t figure it out. Great job, love the look. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a great idea. I just love the price tag too.

  4. Tracie-this is such a great idea & super inexpensive to achieve the look that so many retailers are putting out there for summer! I have a new coffee table I just bought from iKEA with a glass top ( and putting some rope like this in one of the squares would look great with my shells & Coastal Living Magazines. :) Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I seen an idea like this on youtube using the nautical rope.The lady bought a lamp from the goodwill and wrapped it all the way up the lamp base with twine and painted a lamp shade with blue and white stripes to make a nautical themed lamp.It was soooo cute.I love your idea!

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