Last year I collaborated with Shine PR to design and install their new home office space, working on a tight budget while creating a functional and fun design for their growing pr firm. It was a lot of fun to start with a completely blank space and watch my design come to life. I knew I wanted to come up with a focal point in the room that was not only fun but also encompassed their brand. I had been swooning over the idea of using lights on the wall and came up with this fun rope light design using the word Shine.
• 24ft LED rope light (length will be dependent on your word or design)
• Mounting Clips (there might be some included with rope light but you may need more depending on how many twists and turns are required in your word or design)
• Drill and appropriate bit
• Painters tape (I found the wider tape easier to use)
• Level or laser level
• Pencil / Chalk
Open up your rope light and check to make sure that lights are working properly. Use your level or laser level to mark a straight line where you want to place the word.
I centered the word “Shine” over the couch and chose a height that was at eye level.
Sketch out the word on the wall using chalk, this provides an easy to follow guide when hanging the rope light.
Lay the rope lights on the ground, roughly configuring it in the shape of your word.
Transfer the rope lights onto the wall, here is where things get a little tricky and you will definitely require an extra set of hands to help you hold the lights and drill in the mounting clips. I used the painters tape to hold the rope light on the wall, some parts that were very bent kept falling off, so I had to hold those parts while my handy hubby used the drill to hang the mounting clips on the wall. We made sure to put extra mounting clips where there was lots of bends. Continue on with this until you reach the end of your word.
Now stand back and admire those pretty shining lights!!
See I told you it was easy, just 4 simple steps, I would love to see your rope light wall art on instagram, tag us with the hash tag “RopeLightWallArt”.
I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial, see you next week for the full office reveal and don’t forget to tag us in your rope light designs, I can’t wait to see what you create!