Nike had been pining over a lantern she'd seen at Ballard Design. The pricetag, however, was a little steep ($59-$79), so Nike decided to make one. You'll never guess what she used to do it either. Have an idea? To see if you guessed right, take a look at the supplies list:
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 reveal....
Picture it: a bedside table with the light built in. Nice. Even nicer is how it's made. A big ol' fiberglass planter turned
If I were to tell you that this builder-basic chandelier was really a diamond in the rough and you'd want it in every room of your house, would you believe me? What if I told you the key to success was a few metal baskets? See for yourself.
Have you had that CFL conversation yet? You know, it's the one that involves a person who likes the idea of CFL's but doesn't like the look of them. The color, the 'cork screw', whatever. Plumen's bulbs, however, just might put to rest such resistance to CFLs. First, they last
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 fabric
Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop). But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration! (Pick and choose, people. We don't want anyone getting hurt.)
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 reminiscent of
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 and
After your next kegger (do kids these days still have keggers?) gather up all the plastic cups and make one of these:
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 lamp.
Etsy seller, typewriterboneyard, turns hardback books into table lamps. The bulbs used are 'Radio' reproduction bulbs (like this one). The maker notes that that bottom of the books are intact, which means you could stack
Sometimes, and idea can be so easy and so great that I find myself wondering how the rest of us missed doing it ourselves. Take, for instance, a pendant light that has been spruced up by some simple (and free) materials.
The entryway to my home is small, but I love the idea of having some sort of statement piece present. Every space needs a little interest, but because all the real estate I can offer is in ceiling height I'm mainly limited to a killer light fixture. The second I saw this project for hemp pendant lamps I knew I'd found the one to fit my style. And my champagne tastes can rest easy, knowing that I'll be spending less than on a nice dinner out!
I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors?? Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here's a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit!