Adding Texture

Transform your space with texture. It’s the one element that completes a space and brings it to the next level.

Glass Jar Makeover

Materials:

  • Glass Jar (Danielle used pickle jar)
  • Jute or Twine Rope
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun

How to:

  1. Cut a piece of rope to fit around the lip on the top of your jar.
  2. Loosely tie it around the lip of your jar, and don’t knot it tightly yet.
  3. Cut your vertical ropes. Recommend cutting them about 6 times the length of your jar. How many vertical pieces of rope to cut depends on how dense you want your netting to be
  4. Attach the vertical ropes to the jar using a lanyard hitch knot
  5. Repeat this step with the remaining pieces of rope and space them out evenly.  After you get them attached where you want them, tie the rope around the lip tightly.
  6. To tie the knots on the netting take one piece of rope from two adjacent vertical strands.  They should form a V when holding them.  Tie a knot with these making sure to hold both strands together.
  7. Move around the jar making your knots with the remaining ropes.  Try to keep them all at the same height.
  8. Repeat the same steps as above for your next row of knots.
  9. When you get to the bottom, hot glue edged to the underneath of the jar – being sure it is even so the jar isn’t wobbly.

Lamp Makeover

Materials:

  • Lamp w/ shade
  • 1” wide trim
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Stain/Rag to apply
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spray Paint

How to:

  1. Separate lamp from shade.
  2. Spray paint lamp base (Danielle used black) and let dry. May need a 2nd
  3. Measure height of lamp shade. Then remove fabric from the metal rings.
  4. Cut wood trip into strips that are 1” longer than length of lampshade. (Danielle’s shade stood 7” tall, and wood strips were cut into 8” length).
  5. Sand edges of wood strips.
  6. Apply stain to wood strips and let dry.
  7. Use the hot glue to adhere the wood strips to the lamp shade rings. Apply strips all the way around.
  8. Put lamp shade back on the lamp base.

Cabinet Makeover

Materials:

  • Cabinet
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cane webbing (comes in rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun

How to:

  1. Remove glass inserts from cabinet doors.
  2. Paint cabinet (Danielle used Country Chic Paint, “Licorice”)
  3. Cut cane webbing into proper length to cover door
  4. Soak cane webbing in warm water for 30 minutes
  5. Remove cane webbing from water and pat dry.
  6. Attach the cane webbing to the glass insert sections for the cabinet doors using a staple gun.
  7. Once all webbing is applied, cut excess cane.

After about 24 hours, the cane will completely dry and be nice and taunt/tight.

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