You have got to LOVE those $2.99 brass lamps from Goodwill. They have so many possibilities! Like this lamp and this lamp.
I’ve been seeing a lot of rope-wrapped lamps lately and was dying to make one. It was so easy to take this old thrift store light and make it look like a high end rope wrapped lamp!!!
This one had an amazing shape and I knew was the perfect one to try it on.
I started by hot gluing the twine on just above the cord. I’ll go back and do the cord area later.
I found sisal twine at Menard’s that was the perfect size and started wrapping and gluing.
Only swearing at the occasional hot glue burn,
I worked my way up following the shape of the lamp and keeling the twine tight against itself as I went.
Once I got up to the top, I went back and did the base by using cut pieces so I could keep the cord area clear. I then trimmed any rope “hairs” that were a bit too wild with scissors.
I LOVE how it looks! It was easy and the entire project was only about $10.
I have a very special shade planned for this lamp later this week!
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