Renting has presented a whole new set of storage/decorating/organizing challenges, and it seems I have been tackling them all at once! Back in Utah my biggest project was making our playroom pretty and organized (you can catch up on old posts about it here and here), so that is where I want to start. We are still sticking with the nautical theme for the playroom and before I reveal the entire finished room I want to share this nautical knot lampshade I came up with today.
It was easy to make and I am totally in love with how it turned out.
I bought the plain beige shade at Walmart along with the lamp that was a dark copper color until I gave it a few coats of white spray paint. The rope is from the laundry isle (hangers, baskets, clothes pins, etc.) and is meant to be a clothes line. I am so glad I picked that up! I wasn't sure what I would use it for, but at less than $2 a package I couldn't lose.
I searched on Pinterest for a tutorial showing how to tie a nautical knot and found this one which is actually for a knot headband but there are good, easy to follow instructions for tying the knot.
I was in love already!
Hello gorgeous! Where have you been all my life?
After I got the knot nice and flat I hot glued it to the shade.
Then, zig zagged hot glue across a few inches of the rope and stuck it on the shade. I just repeated that all the way around the shade with all four groups of rope strands.
And I was done! I told you it was easy!
Here is a sneak peak of the playroom with the lamp all finished!
Thanks for stopping by after all this time! I can't wait to share everything else I've been working on!