Friday, August 24, 2012

Rope Remake

Pin It I haven't had much time for projects these past few weeks, but I wanted to squeeze a little one in tonight before we head off on family vacation tomorrow.
I bought this light and painted it a cobalt blue to go in my new blue and green "preppy" bedroom.
It's a bit large for the dresser, but it's what I've got for now so I'm making due.
The blue, while it matches, was a bit too dark for my taste.
Then I thought of this bundle of rope.
I spotted it in someone's garage and wanted it so much that I was skeptical that the owner would sell it to me. It had endless possibilities...
While he was tallying my purchases, I asked how much he wanted for it. He said, "you want that? it's yours." I loved him instantly.
And off I went with my rope and a head full of ideas of what I will wrap with it...

Here is the view from my bed into the mirror. It looks so much better in person.  It needs a lamp. Not because I have space to fill, but simply because I need more light.

And the blue lamp and ball of heavy twine.  (Note the pile of furniture waiting for me to paint!)
Wearing a heavy coat of "permanent spray adhesive." This stuff is NO JOKE. It think it could bond the lamp to a car. It took more than a little Goof Off to get it off my hands when I was done.

*I spray painted my entire garage white and added some beadboard so my collections were separate from the lawn mower and surf boards.

I'm happy with the result and the added texture and it brings to the room!
(ps It took me under 15 minutes, however I would recommend painting a lighter color underneath to hide the small gaps)

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  1. I love the texture and what a wonderful idea. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.


  2. Ok, so I love this lamp. I had no idea how easy it was to do this...and you're right it adds so much texture. Great job! Found you on Blog Hop Social!


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