rennes

5.30.2013

project lamp

lamp Last weekend we couldn't stand seeing theses paper lights anymore so we made a lamp. I got the idea of putting rope around a cord from this lamp, but I wasn't sure how to do it. So we did a macrame stitch instead. We're pretty happy with how the rope portion turned out - it's thick and it a lot more exciting than a hanging cord. I thought doing the knotting would be a breeze on a larger scale, but it actually took a lot more arm strength than I imagined: doing 15 ft took about 2-3 hours. I'm trying to decide whether we should put a shade on it. At first I thought I definitely wanted a shade, but now I might have gotten used to the bulb. Now the next step is finally hanging either some wall shelves or some kind of wall hanging by the couch.

13 comments:

helensarahvaughan said...

this is great, really love it, no shade looks good

Neri said...

it looks great!

Jennifer Chang said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea and gorgeous look !

erica said...

i love it with a bare bulb. your place is looking so good!

Belinda said...

that looks amazing! bare bulb all the way!

julia said...

thanks guys! no shade it is! :)

Janney said...

its cool!

marisa said...

looks amazing!

Cindy Mousseau said...

Amazing. What macrame stitch did you use?

nina said...

was looking for an idea to cover these lights which the cord has red and white. I think your idea will work with a grey colour not sure what medium yet thank you for inspiration and thank god for pinterest.

cheers Nina(south australia)

The LA Project said...

How much rope did you use?

vidyadevan said...

Excellent it is.......great .....no need of a shade ...this itself id osm looking....for 15 feet howmuch macrome rope is required....pls lemme know...

wordbeaver - simply said said...

Can you please post the instructions for making the cord - it is AMAZING
Tx Shelli