Command™ Brand with Apartment Therapy
We love macramé as much as anyone, but maybe you want your walls to be fun and functional, especially if you're working with limited space. Using a long pendant light cord to create wall art is the happy medium. All you need are a couple of plug-in pendant lights with long cords and a few (OK, quite a few) Command™ Clear Round Cord Clips.
– Command™ Clear Round Cord Clips (we used about 15 for each cord)
– Red and Brass Plug-in Pendant Cord Sets
– Clear Volta LED Bulbs
NOTE: Follow all Command™ Brand package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesive strip placement and recommended weight claims.
Command™ Clear Round Cord Clips make this project super simple. They're designed to keep cords untangled, but we used them to take two basic plug-in bedside pendants to the next level. We sourced the colored cords, brass sockets, and round Volta Bulbs from an online shop, but you could also use string lights or LED rope lights to get some more glow. You could also loop or even spell words with your cords. You do you!
Measure your cord to make sure you have enough length to play with. You'll want at least 15 feet of cord; 25 feet works even better. If you've got a large wall you want to fill with an installation, order a custom extra-long cord. Then sketch your design on paper or loosely map it on your wall. The great thing about squiggles is that they're not precise. We made loose measurements, then installed the cord clips as we went. Work from the bottom up, measuring up from the outlet to make sure the cord's taught. (And oh yeah — make sure you can plug the cord into the socket!)
Make sure you're following all package instructions when putting the clips on the wall! To install correctly:
Once your clips are installed, wait an hour to let the adhesive set. Then, clip your cord into place. (To install the pendant at the top, we used swag hooks and hanging tabs included with our plug-in pendant cord sets. The Command™ Clear Round Cord Clips are great for securing cords, but their weight limits don't cover the lamp and pendant itself.)
The cool part of this project? If you get tired of the design, you can always redo it. Command™ Brand's damage-free cord clips are easy to install and even easier to remove. So get creative, "draw" on your walls, and share your project to inspire others!
NOTE: If your project requires other Command™ Brand products, make sure to check the package instructions for weight limits and step-by-step installation tips!