In my 4th Monthiversary post, I had mentioned that my one of my DIY $9 string globe bar pendants bit the big one.
It all happened when I flung one of my dogs toys over my shoulder. Apparently I had better aim than I thought because the toy hit the pendant which fell into the sink -- directly into the pot of spaghetti sauce that I was soaking.
Allow me to re-create the scene for you:
I knew what had happened the second his toy came out of my hand so I leapt up off the couch and ran towards the sink. Panicked, I tried to wash the sauce off the string globe but running fabric stiffener soaked things under water causes them to lose their shape. Mistake #1.
Desperate to save the pendant, I shook as much water off of it as I could and then lightly patted it dry. It's shape was still in tact so I set it down on top of some paper towels to dry. Mistake #2.
Apparently, and I'm just guessing at what happened because it's all a blur at this point -- apparently the paper towels were soaking up the excess water (as they should) and as they were doing that, my string pendant was "melting" AKA caving in on itself because it was sitting in the water the towels were soaking up. Mistake #3.
I didn't realize this until about a half an hour later when I went to check on it and at that point, it was too late. The pendant was a goner :(
At this point, we just have two light bulbs hanging from the pendants stems because I don't know what to do. Could I easily re-DIY another string globe? Yes, absolutely but what if something similar happens again? I didn't exactly have the globes attached securely in the first place so that's mistake #4. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy new lights? What do you think?
If you were in my shoes, what would you do?