Rope-Wrapped Frame - Visually anchor a boring 20x24-inch mirror with an easy, nautical-inspired 32x36-inch frame. To make the frame, miter 1x4 pine boards and join with wood glue. Tape the ends of the rope to prevent raveling, then glue one taped end to the back of the frame. Wrap the rope around the frame several times, and secure the other end with glue. Hang the frame with a cleat to allow clearance for the rope
Display rope in creative ways. To create a vignette like this, cut and coil lengths of rope in glass vessels to showcase their natural tones and coarse textures. An oversized fishbowl pairs nicely with a length of chunky sisal, while a narrower hurricane shows off loops of twine. To learn how to make your own coiled-rope lamp, view Michael Penney's Online TV DIY segment.