Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Water Bottle Chandelier

By: Capreek May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Wood Cube Pendant Light!

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

This might be one of the coolest lighting projects I've seen in a while! It's big, bold, modern, and kinda rustic all at once... win-win-win-win in my… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Hanging Light Bulb Chandelier!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Part rustic, part industrial, part awesome! With a few basic hardware store supplies, this DIY chandelier is a cinch to… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Using Umbrellas as Lampshades

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2012

Scraphaker's roundup of umbrellas used as lampshades has made me pea-green with envy...because I wish I had thought of it first. Be damned bad luck, you'll want… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Folded Paper Star Lantern!

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather!  While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills.  I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a Branch into a Floor Lamp

By: Diy maven Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However,  'conversation area' type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here's a few lamp alternatives I… 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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Roundup: 5 Plastic Spoon Pendant Lights

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2012

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Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights. 

Holes in spoons negate their intent, but they also take artist's Daisuke Hirawa creation (pictured… 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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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… 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… Continue Reading

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