How To: Build Modular Geometric Lamps From Paper

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2014

It's amazing the things you can create with paper and these modular lamps are no exception. Each one is uniquely different and definitely makes a statement.  … Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Tin Can into a Stylish, Industrial Table Lamp!

By: Capreek Apr 04, 2013

created at: 03/25/2013

Before you toss that tin can in the recycling bin, take a look at this clever DIY lighting idea!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern Metallic DIY Pendant Light -- From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2013

created at: 02/26/2013

Yes, you read that right. This oh-so-classy and minimal light is made from a decidedly not classy material: used up toilet paper rolls.        … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Origami Pendant Light

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Currently, all our pendant lighting needs are being met, but the next time I need something awesome (and inexpensive) to light our place, I will definitely try out this DIY origami lamp!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Tree Branch Floor Lamp

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012 

My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:

Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish DIY Zip Tie Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine!  I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix.  Just… Continue Reading

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A Glam Bam Floor Lamp Makeover!

By: Diy maven Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Katie bought this black, stick, floor lamp from Target. She decided to glam it up with some very UNglamorous items, which included, among other things, a bunch of 2-liter Coke bottles and duct tape. Get ready, cuz this is gonna blow your… Continue Reading

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DIY String-Wrapped Lamp: The Easiest Lighting Makeover Project Ever!

By: Capreek Nov 29, 2011

created at: 11/29/2011

It's no secret, we love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly.  Whether that's building your own from scratch or simply giving that old shade a makeover, we love lamps.  This particular project, though, is hands down the easiest one we've ever seen!  If you can tie a knot, you can make this (feathers… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Wire Orb Light!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/25/2011

The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it!  It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern.  Of course, the best part is you can make it… Continue Reading

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Make It: Tuna Can Hurricane Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

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A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version,… Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Inexpensive Repurposed Placemat Lamp

By: Craftmel Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

All this talk of kitchens and cooking spaces and whatnot has me looking around at all the ways to spruce up my dining room.  I got a little sidetracked when I saw this alternate use for a cheap plastic placemat.  Forget the kitchen, we're headed to the… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Shirt Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/11/2011

The pictures say it all for this how-to en españolA wooden hanger, a drill a thin scrap of timber, some… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Music Stand into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When I saw Kristine's music stand lamp yesterday, I was on Craigslist about a second later. Besides the stand, all we'd really need to make one is a lamp kit. And a shade, of course. Now for the… Continue Reading

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Old Books = New Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2011

Okay, we have a way to reuse old plastic toys, but what about old hardback books? Make another lamp, of course. Thanks to the wire shade, I'm getting a kind of steampunk vibe from this creation; however, with a… Continue Reading

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Make: Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

The wizards at Etsy Labs show us how to EASILY make a cocktail umbrella lantern for our next 'outdoor soiree', BUT it's so cute, you'll want to hang it INSIDE. The project is… Continue Reading

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Old Toys = New Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2011

In the so weird it's wonderful category is artist Ryan McElhiney's old toy lamp. Super easy to reproduce, all we'd have to do is grab a cord/socket… Continue Reading

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Make a Plastic Cup Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 12, 2011

created at: 07/12/2011

After your next kegger (do kids these days still have keggers?) gather up all the plastic cups and make one of… Continue Reading

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Give a Thrift Store Lamp a DIY Decorative Spirally Update

By: Kellyb Jul 08, 2011
Images removed at the request of Better Homes and Gardens. Sorry, everyone!

It's no secret that we all have pieces in our homes that we once loved and now are just tired of looking at. Maybe they're tucked away in a closet because we feel guilty about tossing them just yet, or they're still out because you've yet to buy a replacement piece, or maybe they're in the Goodwill pile in your guest room (Guilty.). But sometimes all it takes is a glimmer of potential to renew your love of something. Like, oh, say maybe a plain ceramic… Continue Reading

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