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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Make It: Pumpkin Luminary

By: Craftmel Oct 05, 2011

created at: 10/05/2011

It finally got below 100 degrees where I live (why do I live here?), and suddenly I have Fall Fever.  I was on the hunt for easy and inexpensive fall decor ideas and found this luminescent beauty, made completely out of materials found at your Dollar store or around the house.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Drum Light, Literally

By: Craftmel Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I'm sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting.  But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal.    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 yourself!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Colorful Two-Toned Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Sep 22, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

If you're looking for an affordable way to spruce up your decor or add a playful pop of color, you're in luck!  We've just found the perfect DIY solution for you.  Read on!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a Bentwood Sconce

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

The supplies to make this gorgeous bentwood wall sconce can be found in any big box store, but it does require a bit of electrical know-how. Namely, hardContinue 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, but....Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Beautiful Faux Capiz Chandelier

By: Craftmel Sep 14, 2011

created at: 09/13/2011

I am not ashamed to admit that I let out an audible gasp when I saw this knock-off chandelier project.  It is gorgeous!  And at over $200 less than its original inspiration, I'd call that a knock-out knock-off.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Accordion-Style Sconces!

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2011

created at: 09/11/2011

If you're looking to jazz up your bedside lighting situation, look no further!  This DIY accordion-style sconce is your ticket to illuminating late-night reading in style.   Continue Reading

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