Friday, July 6, 2012

Missing the boat

I'm so inspired by all the fun posts on rope DIYs lately and feeling like the last [wo]man on earth who hasn't tried it.  Especially as I am writing them from our beach cottage, looking out at the crab posts and fun rope lines on the bay.


I have some simple new pendants I am hanging in the kitchen that are just clear glass globes.  I would like to cover the pendant cord and top of the light canopy in sisal rope, but not sure if it would be a major bad idea to hot glue the rope to the chord that transmits electricity. Thinking so.  But they did it here.


These inspire me:






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What do you think about doing a pendant cord?  Any DIY experience on the rope front?


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-Bethany


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10 comments:

  1. There is a restoration hardware knock-off DIY mirror. Very similar to one you posted. I was tempted to do it for my boys nursery but never did- good luck!

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  2. I am not a DIY-er, but love the rope look. I think I would only use it in a coastal house, though.

    Have a great weekend!
    Phyllis

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  3. I'm not sure about the pendant cord and hot glue. Looks great though!

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  4. I love rope as a design element...especially fond of the vase! Lovely!

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  5. I'm loving all the rope projects lately - but I always wonder how you would dust that stuff.

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  6. Thanks sweet, Bethany! I just saw another very cool one, what if you covered the cord in plastic conduit and glued to that?? Keeping my fingers crossed it works for you!

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  7. That rope handrail going up the narrow staircase is exactly what we need here. There is a yachting rope shop in town, I know just what I'll be looking at today! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Paul

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  8. I am crazy to know more about rope DIY! (though pendant cord and hot glue may not be a good idea)

    - Mehul
    Stone range hood

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  9. Hi Bethany,
    Thanks for the visit, I am your new follower...looks great and I think I will really enjoy your blog!

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  10. I love the look of rope. I'd like to find a way to incorporate it in my home.

    Holly

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