So I decided my front door needed an upgrade. I had gotten this brass Nantucket basket door knocker at the silent auction at the Missouri Basketweavers Guild convention last August, but wasn't sure how I was going to mount it to the door. I finally got a round wooden plaque from Michael's, painted it a nice avocado green, sealed it for outdoors, and mounted the knocker to it.
Brass Nantucket basket door knocker
During one of my visits to etsy.com I was searching for turk's head knots and I ran across a store selling instructions and finished doormats, door stops, place card holders, etc. all knotted out of various ropes. I became fascinated with the monkey fist door stops. It took a couple tries, but I finally got one made. It actually works really well and hangs on the inside knob when not in use.
Monkey fist door stop
Both items give my front door a nice nautical themed upgrade.