Although not intended to light the entire space, it's perfect if you are trying to create "mood" lighting while dining or entertaining.
Flat wooden ladder
Layout the desired position of your lanterns first on your ladder. The length of your ladder will determine the number of lanterns that you need.
Where on the ceiling do you want the ladder to hang? Once you figure that out, secure your eye hooks into your ceiling equal distance apart. I also used anchors because of the weight of the ladder and lanterns. Not a good thing if you are having dinner and a ladder comes down on your dessert!
Because I used jute rope to hang the ladder from the ceiling, I also wrapped the jute around the metal chain on the ceiling so that the look was consistent.
Level the ladder by adjusting the rope on each side. Once you determine that the ladder is level and secure, you can trim the ends of the rope off.
Tie your lanterns on with the jute. I used varying lengths of rope with each lantern. I also used battery operated candles in each lantern.
And although I wish I could take credit for this beautiful patio, I can only take credit for this project. The patio belongs to my twin sister.
A sister who lets me exercise my creative juices while at her house
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