From Goofy to Grand: 5 Easy Lamp Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2012

 Cheapy lamp makeover. White spray paint (around $4.00) + fabric ($1.50 a yard at Walmart) = Under $6 for the total. And I am sure you can find a lovely lamp like this 70s beauty at any thrift store for cheap cheap as well. We had it at work in an old closet. lol

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!

Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Light

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2012
Yes, those are coffee filters on that paper pendant. The soft, ruffly effect gives the modest globe presence. It couldn't be simpler toContinue Reading
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How To: Turn a Vintage Camera into a DIY Nightlight!

By: Capreek Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/03/2012

Along with tin robots, I have a vintage camera collection (or had--I've given many of them away to people who love them even more).  I would have never, ever in a million years thought it was possible to turn them into nightlights, though.  I mean, how brilliant is that??   Continue Reading

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Shot of Yellow Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 02, 2012

created at: 12/29/2011

Decor Chick was looking for some yellow lamps for forever. Long story short, she never found them, so she made over the lamps above to look like the lamps below.Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Lighting Projects of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 27, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task.  In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects.  Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)!  Enjoy!   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 optional).   Continue Reading

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Embrace 'Em: How to Decorate Unsightly Cables and Wires

By: Miki40 Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/22/2011

Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?

Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.

Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?Continue Reading

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How to Turn Wire Baskets into a Fairy Light Globe

By: Diy maven Nov 09, 2011

created at: 11/09/2011

Groddy wire hanging baskets. I had a rusted white one. I think my boo tossed it during a 'purge' earlier this year. Now I wish I had it. (Isn't that the way it always goes?) Of course, for this project I'd need two. Other than that, the supplies are minimal and include some small zip ties (got 'em), a can of silver spray paint (got it), a strand of fairy/Christmas lights (got those too) and someContinue Reading

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Papasan Chair Turned Pendant Light

By: Diy maven Nov 08, 2011

created at: 11/08/2011

Serious props to Stephanie for thinking waaay outside the box in turning this papasan chair into a pendant light.  Makes me wanna take a look around the house to see what other objects Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DWR Cellula Crystal Chandelier Knock-off

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2011

created at: 11/01/2011

Jackie fell in love with DWI's Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter of Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Halloween Light Show

By: Diy maven Oct 25, 2011

created at: 10/25/2011

If Clark Griswold saw this light installation, we just might get Halloween Vacation. How cool would that be?? Apparently the Riverside, CA family that this particular house belongs to have been doing it up for a few years now comeContinue Reading

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How to Make Glow Stick Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

Oh. My. Glow stick lanterns for Halloween. So easy to make you won't believe it. Check it out:Continue Reading

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Make This: A Luminous Faceted Pendant Light

By: Kellyb Oct 13, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.   Continue Reading

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How to Make a Capiz Shell Chandelier

By: Diy maven Oct 12, 2011

Amy was so smitten with her friend Susan's DIY capiz shell chandy, that she made one herself using Brenna's tutorial, which she--Susan--spotted at Design Sponge. Got all that? No matter how the project got into Amy's hands, I'm just glad it did, because it is one of the best DIY capiz shell chandy's I've seen. The supplies to make one are deceptively ordinary Continue Reading

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DIY Romantic Star Projector

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011

The DIY part of the AstroStar ($22) star projector is its assembly. A fun project for you and the kiddos, if you have any. If you don't, even better, because Continue Reading

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