Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rope Lamp

Today I wanted to share with you my Jaded Rope Lamp.
Jade Rope Lamp

This is such a fun way to spice up an old lamp. I found this one at my local thrift store for $3.


I bought some sisal rope at Lowes. You can get it by the foot, but I just bought a 100 ft. roll so I wouldn’t have to worry about running out. It was about $8.

Starting at the base of the lamp, begin to hot glue the rope to the lamp.


Continue up and around, placing each layer tightly on top of the next, and only gluing a couple of inches at a time.


Once you get to the top, cut off the extra rope, then hot glue the end of the rope to the lamp to seal any fraying pieces.


At this point, you do have a finished rope lamp, which I think is super cute.


But I wanted to add just a little more “pop”, so I spraypainted it with Krylon Jade.

Jade Rope Lamp

Top it off with a lampshade (got mine at Target), and there you have it!

I also think it would be a lot of fun to stencil the lampshade. I can almost picture this one with some trellis design, but for now I’m liking the simple white.

Beach Plank Sign & Rope Lamp

If you love that Beach Plank Sign in the above photograph, you might want to head over to Seven Thirty Three today where I’m participating in Creativity Week and sharing the tutorial!


  1. Love the texture and the colour! Great idea.

  2. SUCH a great idea. love the color too.


  3. I really love that. And I appreciated your thrifting hints post. I think I'm going to try it this weekend. Wish me luck!!!

  4. I love it. Never thought to wrap the lamp base. Must put this on to do list.

  5. This is a fun idea! I made a rope lamp using one of my hubs team roping ropes... Never would've thought to paint it! But I'm sure it would work just as well.

  6. That turned out great! I love your idea of spray painting it! Good job!

  7. Looks great...I love that you spraypainted it too! :)

    jamie @


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