These lamps almost never saw the light. It's a fairly pinteresting story ... Way back when Pinterest was brand new, and I actually attempted the things I pinned, I set out to make a pair of hanging lights for our living room. I am forever struggling to get the lighting right in that space, and I thought a pair of pendants would be the ticket. I followed this tutorial, with one major exception: I used (cheaper & hairier) sisal twine instead of the hemp string. I ended up with two balls of rope that looked like they belonged in a cheesy seafood restaurant. I trimmed some of the really bad fuzzy bits and spray painted them white in the hopes that they could still work. They didn't. That is, until I realized that there was another room in the house that could use extra lighting.
Which room? Why, a certain someone's conveniently nautical nursery, of course. They put off the perfect bedtime story reading light.
The moral of this story? There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. (And it's worth actually trying the ideas you pin!)
Now if only I could find a lamp for the living room ...
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