I’m sharing a super simple way to beef up plain or ugly pendant electrical cords today! I have and love this old wicker IKEA lamp, but the plain white cord was an eyesore and I finally, years later, had enough and decided to do something about it. The best solution seemed to be a 100 ft of string plus a bunch of hippie knots in the form of this chunky macrame rope. I am so happy with the little bit of warmth and texture it adds to our den!I used this string and watched this video, using the lamp cord in place of the middle two strands.I roughly halved my string and looped it around the light cage inside the shade.The knot is so easy to make. Use the left string to make a 4 shape over the cord, then take the right string and go over the left strand, under the intersection of the left and middle, and then up through the triangle of the 4. The whole project took about 2 hours and 100 ft of string yielded approximately 10 ft of macrame. The only troubleshooting I had to do was take care that my string wasn’t twisting and warping my knots, and also that my knot tightness was consistent through the whole project for a uniform look. I did a snug, but not too tight knot.I want to macrame all the lights now!
On a personal note, our family was devastated to say goodbye to our beloved dog Jackson last week. It was unexpected and sudden and not at all what we had hoped this year would bring. His absence has been hugely felt in our home, like I could never imagine. I want to thank you all so much for the love on IG. You are such an uplifting and decent community and you truly add value to my life so THANK YOU. If you have a doggie, do their favorite things with them as much as you can because you never know when that last walk, wrestle, or eating out of the trash may be…
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I L-O-V-E macrame! I enjoyed countless hours of tying “knots” in grade school. I got my first kit from an uncle. I was hooked! What a wonderful way to make you love something again! Your lamp is awesome! Your photographs are stunning and your home equally so! I’m so sorry to hear about Jackson. We too lost a dog at the end of last year. We have two more senior dogs that are having a hard time now. They really fill a big gap in life and a bigger hole is left when they go. Peace be with you. Koko
Hi Koko, Sorry I just saw this comment. Thank you so much! Macrame is my new calm down activity, haha! And I’m so sorry to hear about your doggie. The heartbreak of loss is overwhelming. I feel for you. Sending you and your other doggies lots of love!
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Thank you kindly. :)