Hi! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? James & I have been crazily running around doing things for baby, house, and life in general for the last few months! Last weekend we had so much fun making a little something for Della’s room and I wanted to share how we did it here!
Her nursery is loosely nautical themed (more photos to come later, don’t worry!) and I wanted to incorporate her name somehow, so I came up with the idea using rope and it was so simple to put together! Here’s how we did it :
We purchased a very smooth piece of plywood from Lowe’s and I mapped out generally how large the board would be.
After making sure our lines were straight, we cut it to size using a scroll saw. I learned a neat trick from James to use tape over your cut lines to make a clean cut. Otherwise the plywood edges would be jagged and not look so nice!
After the board was cut, we sanded the edges down so they were finished and smooth. I forgot to take photos of the rope process because I was busy applying it! We purchased the rope from Lowe’s and I used a hot glue gun to apply it. It worked like a charm!
James made a simple knot around the frame to tie up the loose ends. I think it turned out nicely!
Applying the rope was such a fun, easy DIY project that you could do to a myriad of things. Stay tuned for more from Della’s room!