If you have a lamp that looks oddly simple maybe it’s time to give it a makeover. You can do that with nothing but rope. First purchase a 100-foot length of 3-ply rope made of manila, jute or sisal. Start at the bottom of the lamp base and apply glue in 6-inch sections using a brush. Next press the rope to the glue and wrap it around the base. Press each layer against the one below it and trim the end on an angle and tuck it beneath the previous coil.