While in Los Angeles last week for the Design Blogger’s Conference I was invited to attend the launch party of TradHome in the design district of West Hollywood at Almont Yard. It was in a lovely courtyard garden that housed several little design shops.
I came across a cute little store called Harbinger that had some furniture and accessories accented with rope.
I was immediately swooning and swimming with thoughts of how I could incorporate some rope texture into my home.
So, it was decided that a lamp shade was the perfect place to introduce some rope into our decor. I LOVED this lamp when I bought it.
It was exactly what I was looking for with one exception, it was a little too modern. Adding a little rope around the lamp shade, I thought, would add just enough texture and interest to fit perfectly into our cottage-“Y” interior.
So with Brooks’ help we wrapped the rope around the lamp hot gluing just the first piece, a middle piece since it took two spools of rope and the end piece.
Here’s the finished product.
I LOVE IT!! We had a little snafu, though since we are not engineers. It seems the rope must have added a lot of extra weight to the shade because the lamp now is top heavy. We solved the problem temporarily with a bag of concrete we had in the garage. We covered it with some burlap to pretty it up.
I’m thinking we will switch out the $100 bag of concrete for a $5 bag of playground sand unless anyone has any better ideas. I’d love to hear them. Please leave them in the comments.
In case you are interested in more lampshade makeovers, here is one we did last year with burlap. I still love that one too.