Bunk beds are a great way to save space, but leave little flexibility in room design. Using rope to hang bunk beds is not just a chic-looking solution—you can also easily fit more beds in a room, and still avoid feeling cramped, by hanging them at different heights. Head on over to TheBumperCrop for more information.
Rope Napkin Rings
A thinner piece of rope wrapped around a napkin is the perfect substitution for a more formal napkin ring. With a spool of rope from your local hardware store, simply cut and tie around the napkins! The result is a budget-friendly, bohemian accent for classy and casual tables alike.
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Traditional handrails, while useful, tend to look somewhat utilitarian. Give your stairs some personality by installing a rope handrail! Use a large, thick rope to ensure it is sturdy enough for use. If you're interested in recreating this look in your own home, House and Home has a great and easy-to-follow tutorial.
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Move your knick-knacks to a brand new home on this charming DIY shelf. It's an easy project that can be completed in the span of an afternoon. If you'd like to know more, ScrapHacker has a great tutorial that even allows for multiple shelf tiers!
Rope Drawer Knobs
Drawer knobs need no longer be dull! You can buy rope drawer knobs, or make them yourself by using thin rope and adhesive.
Need to break up a large room? Open-floor plans provide a feeling of airiness, but sometimes partitioning is necessary. Retain a sense of openness with a rope room divider.
Doors, like boats, often need to be anchored in place. So, do as the sailors do and use rope to your advantage. Make a great looking doorstop by coating a rock in adhesive then carefully wrapping rope around it. For a more detailed look, try weaving the rope around the rock!
Dress up a boring mirror by wrapping thick rope around the edges. It'll be a vast stylistic improvement — and takes no time at all!
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Rope End Tables
Cute and functional, these end tables are a great way to add rope to your decor, and they're easier to make than they look! Take an older end table, or perhaps a cheaper plastic model, and —you guessed it — cover with adhesive before wrapping with rope!
Missing hardware is always an issue with antique finds. Forego the hardware headache and replace the handles with classic rope pulls. Just knot the rope at both ends — easy peasy!
What better way to use rope than to make a hammock!? Adding a hammock to your backyard or porch instantly transforms it into a personal relaxation paradise. We can practically hear the waves lapping the shore already...
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