Last week I posted this picture of my vignettes...after looking at them for awhile I am not entirely thrilled with the lamps. They are out of place in the rest of the beachy cottage decor, don't you think?
I searched the WWW for some replacements and only found 2 I actually liked. I love this nautical looking lamp from West Elm that is sadly no longer available.
And this Fisherman's Rope Nautical Lamp version from Amazon is very nice but $120 is a little steep for me.
So I thought I'd try my hand at recreating a cross between the two using some basic materials I had laying around the house. Here is what I used for my DIY Nautical Rope Lamp:
~old lamp (obviously)
~hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
~large roll of hemp
Before you begin, remove the lamp shade! Trust me, the process will be easier. Then, start by putting a bead of hot glue at the top and wrap the hemp around the lamp shaft.
Repeat wrapping the hemp around, securing with glue every 5-10 wraps. I wrapped the hemp around 3 times for a "fuller" look... a burnt finger and 30 minutes later I got this!
I love how they turned out! Be sure to stop back tomorrow because we are going to play "musical lamps."