Here's a picture of my most recent contribution to our family room decor - the schooner Bluenose. This was a pre-finished "ready to assemble" model that took a fair portion of a rainy Sunday to convert from a box full of parts (sorry, no "before" photos) to a finished display piece. At least I didn't have to paint it!
The plan is for the ship to sit on a display shelf centered on this wall - the "driftwood" self-adhesive sheets will be used to cover the shelf. Unfortunately Ikea was out of stock….
Update: Dave Emery sent me this link to a Stan Rogers song about the schooner Bluenose.