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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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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013 06:56:13 AM »

I love the use of multiple types of string. It gives it that extra umph, and makes it just that more nice then a regular one string lamp like this!
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013 03:51:05 PM »

I've always wanted to try to make one of these, but figured it just wouldn't work. Seeing just how wonderful yours turned out has really nudged me to actually try it out. I adore the different sized strings, it reminds me of a bird's nest. Awesome job!
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013 01:43:30 PM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013 04:27:18 AM »

I love it. I would really like to do this one day!
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013 09:07:07 AM »

I am so glad that so many people like how it turned out.  It really is a very easy project that anyone can do!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2013 04:43:52 PM »

I like this idea. I live in an apartment with no ceiling lights and I can't install anything, and I"ve been thinking of a way to hang something in the middle of the ceiling. I'll refer back to this post later to use as inspiration.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013 12:42:50 PM »

Oh wow, this is awesome! I don't have the patience to let things like this dry long enough, so I always end up with a pile of soggy string.  Cheesy This looks wonderful, though. It makes me want to try again and not give in after 30 minutes  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2013 04:25:20 PM »

That is so great! I was thinking about doing that in my living room before our landlord installed nice overhead lights.  I still might do it from a standing lamp, I think!
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2014 07:19:43 AM »

Love the depth the different strings give to the piece!
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