If you have been following my Pinterest boards lately, you can tell I am on a Nautical kick. That is because the new nursery is going to be a nautical theme. I am actually in the middle of writing up a big post with all my ideas for the new room, but I have already gotten started on a few projects.
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:
Then I wrapped two pieces of grosgrain ribbon around the shade and attached it with tacky glue. (Tacky glue is much nicer to work with than hot glue since it won't dry raised and gives you a chance to slide the ribbon into the exact position you want it.)
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!