"Aiming for a coastal bedroom decor? Paddles emphasize the sea/beach theme and make for great wall decorations. Different size paddles can also be arranged and used as a headboard in a coastal bedroom." Other headboard ideas at the link.
Beautiful and Creative Idea Of Curtain Tie Backs: Rope Tie Back And Boat Cleat Instead Of Hook. Want to do this for guest bedroom since I will be decorating with a Cape Cod/Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard type theme.