So I'm browsing the aisles of Lowe's -my new favorite pasttime...it's inching its way up to Target as my Favorite Place on Earth - ok I take that back, have you BEEN to Target lately?!!! Chevron striped drum shades?! umm, YES PLEASE! Just when I thought that place couldn't get any better...Ok, off topic...
Back to Lowe's...I was there picking up some wood for a project and decided to drag my poor kids around a little while while Momma had a little fun...and I randomly spotted some sisal rope. SISAL ROPE!, I thought, or actually I think I said it out loud (I do that when I get excited in a store - you should have SEEN me when I spotted the chevron lamp shades! If my kids were older, I would be a total embarrassment to them. I'm sure that day's not too far off in the future). I grabbed it, not even sure why, but I knew I'd find something to do with it. Plus, it was only $6 or something, so why not?! Then, when I got home, it hit me - I have this
Check it out:
Here's how I did it.
Gather your materials - the nasty cookie sheet, your glue gun (and 897 refill sticks - ok, slight exaggeration, but you do use up a lot of glue for this), and this sisal rope:
And that's it!
$2 Coffee Table Tray on there, or maybe it'll be my summer tray, since the rope gives it sort of a nautical/beachy feel, don't you think?). I was also thinking of using it in my master bedroom, on my ginormous dresser. It'd be good for odds and ends, like my jewelry dish, some books and a candle or mug filled with flowers. Oh wait, did I say candle, books, and flowers? More like receipts, loose change, and 437 ponytail holders and bobby pins, maybe a couple old tissues, some chap stick. 'Cuz that's what's on there right now...Oh, and dust. Can't forget the dust.
Did you notice the coasters on there from a few posts back? Just L-O-V-E them!
I'm really glad I made the 'oops' of cutting my strips a little uneven in the beginning, because it made me repeat the loop around the sides several times (to hide the shorter ends) and I like the way all those layers turned out. And that I kept one continuous rope going around it, instead of cutting lots of strips - makes the corners look pretty cool (I think).
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