DIY: rope and light bulbs


just had to post about this inspiration for a very DIY-able light fixture awesomeness

all it would take is:

– some kind of wood or metal element (a dilapidated flea market or wrought iron chandelier could be really cool too!) which you attach to the ceiling and then wind thick rope and filament bulbs around. i would suggest aging the rope by getting it wet, staining it with coffee and fraying some sections so it looks fresh off the ship!

– the good thing is you would be able to hide a power strip on top of the wood or metal structure so you could have multiple bulbs. the lighting kits could be simple ones like these that you use for paper lantern lights, etc (available with black or white cords online), which come with plugs so there would be no need for wiring or an electrician! ….and it would be on-the-cheap too!

– it would also look beautiful and super bohemian if you hung a few random chandelier crystals from the rope….those can be found at most flea markets in bulk or on ebay. i always love the contrast between glittery and organic.

photo from Searsucker restaurant via design*sponge


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Thanks Steve and no worries, I welcome any and all comments!


Wow, you have far more talent at this interior design gig than I! I am so accustomed to blogs that are more humorous than serious that I think perhaps I misunderstood the tone of your next post. My apologies if my comment seems out of place.


thats pretty rad!