Welcome To The 186th Masterpiece Monday and a Wire and Rope Light DIY

I recently posted about some Model Homes. I absolutely fell in love with the way they were all decorated. All of them were coastal inspired, each in it's own unique way.

I'm still enjoying the pictures I took about a month ago. Many of the pictures I took knowing that I wanted to recreate the coastal decor elements that so inspired me!

This lamp diy is the first in in many to come from my model home inspiration.

I love this lamp! I don't currently need a lamp of this size. Although I might make one in the future, if the need arises.

For now though, our hallway light has been long over due for an upgrade! As you can see from the pic below, it's not a pretty sight and the blurry photo doesn't help! Most of the time, it's been easy to ignore. But whenever I notice it, it makes me cringe a little.

I tell myself that the rusty look is "in", but in this case, it was unintentionally caused from being too close to the bathroom shower. And it doesn't look or feel very "in" to me!


Inspiration hit me when I was at the 99 cent store and found these wire plant holders.  I bought two, intending to make them into a bare wire cage with a decorative light bulb.

I went to the hardware store to buy some rust covering paint. I walked past the rope isle and I remembered the model home lamp.  So I bought 50' of sisal rope as well. And my idea was born!  Make a smaller version of the inspiration lamp.
I removed the chain using needle nose pliers. I used some of the chain to fashion a hinge, so that the shade could open to easily replace light bulbs.  I hot glued all 50' onto the shade, it was fun and super easy! Again, sorry about the blurry pic below!
I tried to fashion a wire closure, but that was an epic fail, so I decided to make it easy on myself and use string, which worked like a charm!

                                   

OK, two more blurry pictures, while trying to figure out how to hang my new creation with more wire, which also was another epic fail, I used string again. It was so much easier and worked much better!
Last blurry pic. I found this new light bulb at the store on the sale cart for $1.75.  Much cheaper than the the decorative ones at the hardware store. It looks purple, but it's not. It's called a crystal clear 40 watt and looks cuter than my spiral energy savers. We don't use this light too much, so I don't anticipate a higher bill.

                   Any way, here it is. It cost roughly 6-7 dollars including the light bulb!


I think it has a nice coastal vibe!







It looks kind of cool lit up at night, with the patterns it makes on the walls. And it's not so glaringly bright anymore. Yay.



This week features!
                            
                                                                    Shabby Love

                                     Coastal Decor 028
Old Things New


                                           palletdeck
Scrapality Designs


                Don't forget to grab a featured button
                       Time to get this week's party started!

Boogieboard Cottage

Linking to these parties


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,



..: Welcome To The 186th Masterpiece Monday and a Wire and Rope Light DIY

Sunday, July 27

Welcome To The 186th Masterpiece Monday and a Wire and Rope Light DIY

I recently posted about some Model Homes. I absolutely fell in love with the way they were all decorated. All of them were coastal inspired, each in it's own unique way.

I'm still enjoying the pictures I took about a month ago. Many of the pictures I took knowing that I wanted to recreate the coastal decor elements that so inspired me!

This lamp diy is the first in in many to come from my model home inspiration.

I love this lamp! I don't currently need a lamp of this size. Although I might make one in the future, if the need arises.

For now though, our hallway light has been long over due for an upgrade! As you can see from the pic below, it's not a pretty sight and the blurry photo doesn't help! Most of the time, it's been easy to ignore. But whenever I notice it, it makes me cringe a little.

I tell myself that the rusty look is "in", but in this case, it was unintentionally caused from being too close to the bathroom shower. And it doesn't look or feel very "in" to me!


Inspiration hit me when I was at the 99 cent store and found these wire plant holders.  I bought two, intending to make them into a bare wire cage with a decorative light bulb.

I went to the hardware store to buy some rust covering paint. I walked past the rope isle and I remembered the model home lamp.  So I bought 50' of sisal rope as well. And my idea was born!  Make a smaller version of the inspiration lamp.
I removed the chain using needle nose pliers. I used some of the chain to fashion a hinge, so that the shade could open to easily replace light bulbs.  I hot glued all 50' onto the shade, it was fun and super easy! Again, sorry about the blurry pic below!
I tried to fashion a wire closure, but that was an epic fail, so I decided to make it easy on myself and use string, which worked like a charm!

                                   

OK, two more blurry pictures, while trying to figure out how to hang my new creation with more wire, which also was another epic fail, I used string again. It was so much easier and worked much better!
Last blurry pic. I found this new light bulb at the store on the sale cart for $1.75.  Much cheaper than the the decorative ones at the hardware store. It looks purple, but it's not. It's called a crystal clear 40 watt and looks cuter than my spiral energy savers. We don't use this light too much, so I don't anticipate a higher bill.

                   Any way, here it is. It cost roughly 6-7 dollars including the light bulb!


I think it has a nice coastal vibe!







It looks kind of cool lit up at night, with the patterns it makes on the walls. And it's not so glaringly bright anymore. Yay.



This week features!
                            
                                                                    Shabby Love

                                     Coastal Decor 028


                                           palletdeck


                Don't forget to grab a featured button
                       Time to get this week's party started!

Boogieboard Cottage

Linking to these parties


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,



21 Comments:

At July 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Thanks a bunch for hosting! Love, love, love your new light - amazing. Jane

 
At July 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Really neat lamp!

 
At July 27, 2014 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love the light fixture and thanks for the party!
xx,
Sherry

 
At July 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM , Blogger xinex said...

Great idea! It turned out really nice..,,Christine

 
At July 27, 2014 at 6:07 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, amazing how they look! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week ahead.
FABBY

 
At July 27, 2014 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

How creative you are to think of those inexpensive items to recreate a coastal looking light fixture! I love it! Thanks for hosting your party for us!

 
At July 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Nancy Roberts said...

That is so neat! Wish we could see it in person…I bet the light filters so nicely!

 
At July 28, 2014 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

You are so creative, Mary! I have no clue when it comes to DIY projects so I'm always bowled over by your weekly inventions. It looks fabulous and perfect for your décor. Thanks so much for hosting - always such a pleasure to join in on Monday mornings :)

 
At July 28, 2014 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting, Mary! Happy Week to You! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

 
At July 28, 2014 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

I love stopping by your fabulous party! Thank you. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At July 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Mary, thank you for your 186th Masterpiece Monday. I look forward to joining in and visiting each week.
Joy

 
At July 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Andrea Fogleman said...

Thank you for featuring my pallet deck this week. Have a wonderful creative week.

 
At July 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Diane Jordan said...

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At July 28, 2014 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for hosting your party today. I am hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.
~ Diane

 
At July 28, 2014 at 1:53 PM , Blogger My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there, I'm new here! I love your rope light fixture! Thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

 
At July 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

I love that light! Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

 
At July 31, 2014 at 4:23 PM , Anonymous Bella@artclubblog said...

Joining your party for the first time. Thanks for hosting!

 
At August 2, 2014 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Alice Wingerden said...

Loved your inspiration and the one you created! Such a great idea! I featured you this week at Sundays at Home!

 
At August 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

It looks so amazing! Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At August 11, 2014 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Congrats! You are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/08/do-tell-tuesday-35-features.html

Diane @ Vintage Zest

 
At August 15, 2014 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Patricia Krank said...

Great job on the light fixture! You've got me thinkin' . . .! Thanks also for hosting and for the feature this week
Blessings to you,
Patti

 

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