I need a floor lamp for the space, and I wanted something that was a nod to the theme without being too obvious. I found this rope floor lamp from Mecox designs but (along with the $800 price tag) it was a little over the top. It was too large, and there was just too much sisal.
I wanted accent stripes on the shade, so the first thing I did was measure down one inch from the top and bottom of the shade and made marks:
Finally I took sisal rope and wrapped it onto the lamp base in sections.
And that was it! The final, new and improved, nautical lamp. Not bad for under $20!