December 13th, 2011
We wanted to share a little tip we used on the beach house project a few months back. Remember that wide open loft space on the second floor with sleeping bays on each side? Well, to create some privacy without sacrificing the light we gave each bed a set of drapes that could be closed completely to the outside room. Instead of spending a fortune on custom drapes we used standard store-bought panels with grommet holes and made up the difference in height by adding sisal rope.
The result is a casual but clean and nautical look…perfect for our white and airy loft space!
It was easy, here’s how we went about it…
Figure out the distance that needs to be added then practice with a long piece of rope to work out how much needs to be added to make up the knot itself. Once you have a total measurement cut the piece and use it as a template to cut the others and ensure that all the loops are the same.
*Note: try and stay as consistent as possible- ie. If your first four knots are overhand, be sure to follow suit with the rest or it may end up looking crafty instead of purposeful.