Rope and Ribbon Pendant

Well, the guest room has a new light fixture.  Surprise, it’s not on this list, though I was leaning toward numbers two and five.  But I remembered I had a lamp shade I kept when our lamps broke.  I unscrewed the glass cover and hung the shade from the old light, just to get an idea of how it looked.

Table-Lamp-Shade-in-Guest-Room

Too small, and I didn’t like the slightly tapered shape.  I took a drum shade off a lamp in the basement, replacing it with the tapered shade.  Whaddya know, they were perfect for each other.

Drum-Shade-in-Guest-Bedroom

Knowing I liked the look and size, I started working on the wiring and hanging.  Inspired by this cord cover up, I got out an Ikea cord kit (I had on hand) and cotton/poly rope from Home Depot (for 3 bucks).

Guest-Bedroom-Pendant-Supplies

A knot at the bottom, close to the socket to start.  Then I wrapped the cord like a friendship bracelet.  Behind the cord, then through the hole from the front.  Not only does this wrap cover the cord, it makes a neat swirl knot design.

Guest-Bedroom-Pendant-Cord-Cover

Ben hung the light last night using a basic ceiling canopy.  The plain shade was boring, so I taped two pieces of wood veneer around the top and bottom.

Guest-Bedroom-Pendant-with-Wood

Everything looked too monotone, so I stole pillows from other rooms to test accent colors.  I loved the punch of green this one added.  Imagine yellow walls with the dark blue headboard and shots of bright green.  Yes, please!

Guest-Room-with-Green-Pillow

Which prompted me to dig in my ribbon box, coming out with kelly green.

Guest-Bedroom-Pendant-with-Green

Exactly what I want.  Fun, colorful, and lively.  Green has a way of perking up any space.  To evenly distribute the lively green I want to make another storage box.  Luckily the navy set will work perfectly in the main bathroom.

Guest-Bedroom-Pendant-and-Green-Pillow

Because I had most of the supplies already, the light cost me $3 for the rope.  Score.  And you know I can’t resist a DIY.  Double score.  What do you think of the changes?

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12 thoughts on “Rope and Ribbon Pendant

  1. Lovely! And how very “Pantone 2013 Color of the Year” of you. 😉

    I love Emerald green. It reminds me of Dorothy Draper and makes me smile. It’s going to look so cheerful with the yellow walls.

  2. I love this! The details is the rope and ribbon trim really make the light stand out. I think this is a great idea to replace the boob light in my guest bedroom!

  3. Hi! I love your painted headboard nook! What color is that? It looks like a dark teal, which I have been absolutely gaga over for several months now!

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