If you follow me on Instagram you saw a sneak peak of this
DIY Rope Chandelier I tackled last week.
Inspired by this rope chandelier from Pottery Barn, incorporating rope and a black iron frame, I decided to make a much more affordable version for my own home.
There really wasn't anything wrong with the traditional chandelier we inherited with our house, it just really wasn't our style. The before...frosted shades and all...
Replacing the chandelier was not in our remodel budget and I needed a quick fix to make it a bit more rustic and earthy. Enter in manila rope. I purchased this 1/4" manila rope from Home Depot. I was looking for a really rich, darker shade of rope and this was just the ticket. I purchased three packages for my five shades.
All I did was wrap my frosted glass shades in the rope, starting from the top and working my way to the bottom, adhering the rope to the shade with hot glue. Seriously, that's it.
It turned out wonderful!
SO MUCH BETTER!
A few closeups so you can see the richness of the rope color.
I especially love the contrast of the earthy rope against the industrial black iron. It's a design-happy combo.
I'm searching for a burlap chain cover for the chain,
since we won't be able to eliminate it until we relocate the electrical in our dining room.
I've found lots of other uses for this rope in our house - my office nook organizational containers and kitchen storage items are all getting rope-ified (check Instagram for upcoming photos of those items)!
Wrapping everyday items in rope is such an easy way to add a rustic feel to your home - it's really transforming our space!
If you don't believe me, check out 25 DIY Ways of Using Rope for a Vintage Look. Lamp bases, candles, frames, stools, chairs, laundry baskets, ottomans - it's endless! You'll be running to your home improvement store to pick some up of your own! I AM HOOKED!
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