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« on: May 13, 2013 06:43:31 AM »

I recently moved into the darkest house that you can imagine....well at least the living room is horribly dark with only one window.  I decided that an overhead light was just the thing to make my living room livable but I had to work around the lack of electrical in our ceilings.  I thought and thought about what kind of light I wanted and then I saw a string pendant light on pintreat.  I decided to take the idea and make it my own.  I made a trip to the dollar store found the pendant lighting electrical thingy (not sure what it is called), 3 different types of string (thin hemp string, thicker hemp and twine) and a beach ball.  I dug out some glue from my stash, filled a big bowl with watered down glue and soaked the string/rope for a minute.  I then started wrapping the string around the ball.  I repeated the same thing with the two other sizes of string/rope.  I think that different types of string give the light a great texture. 









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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013 07:15:24 AM »

Looks great  in your living room.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013 09:13:17 AM »

Excellent outcome and so resourceful!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013 09:25:27 AM »

This looks like one of those projects that could quickly become an Epic Pinterest Fail--congratulations on pulling it off! It looks fantastic and adds light and interest to your living room.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013 11:14:48 AM »

Awesome idea and really great execution! Great Job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013 11:19:07 AM »

Great!
I like how you could make more balls now and of different sizes to decorate or light.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013 08:59:21 PM »

Really nice - I love the texture!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013 08:00:27 AM »

This is lovely, and looks great in your room.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013 03:13:08 PM »

Awesome! It goes really well in your room!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013 04:25:13 PM »

Wow! looks good and is thrifty.
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