During our casual strolls along the beaches of Tofino, Nathan and I decided to take some driftwood home with us. We didn’t really have a plan for how to use it, but when I got home I decided to put together a little DIY driftwood hanging light for the living room!
At night I like to have different levels of lighting to turn on depending on my mood, and this little corner of the living room was rather dark. With a light hanging from the ceiling and a low-wattage vintage bulb, it gives off the most romantic warm glow that’s perfect for casual conversation and a glass of wine.
It was as simple as picking up a beautiful piece of driftwood from the beach, a length of rope from Michael’s craft store, a cord set from IKEA in an awesome black and white pattern, a C hook that I already had lying around to screw into the ceiling, and a vintage Edison bulb from Canadian Tire!
I knotted the rope around both ends of the driftwood, wrapped the cord set around the driftwood a few times, hung it up and fussed with it until it was hanging just so, screwed in the lightbulb (I started with a 40 watt round bulb that I had on hand, but switched it out for this vintage one), plugged it in, and voilà! I know that the exposed cord will drive some people bonkers, but I actually don’t mind it. The whole project took around 15 minutes and under $25! Now this little corner is perfectly lit up, and it makes me think of the beaches of Tofino every time I look at it. In love!