Make It: DIY Leather Pendant Light

By: Matt allison Feb 19, 2014

DIY Leather Pendant Light

There have been a few leather and wood craft projects going around, but this is one of the first that combines the two into a contemporary DIY pendant light fixture. Step by step instructions available at the link… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Modern DIY Concrete Pendant Lights

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2013

created at: 03/13/2013

Concrete table lamps, concrete stools, and now concrete pendant lights: I am clearly obsessed with new uses for this inexpensive material!… 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 Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Ombre Glass Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Just when I was getting a little antsy with the ombre trend*, THIS project comes along. Dang you, awesome lighting projects! You get me every time.… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Geometric Frame Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2012

created at: 10/02/2012

Inspired by one of my favorite lights (the Frame Pendant by Iacoli & McAllister if you're curious), this DIY version is equally colorful and a fraction of the cost. Also? The perfect project for a rainy and cold autumn… 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: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!… Continue Reading

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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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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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Roundup: 5 Plastic Spoon Pendant Lights

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2012

icff 2010, international furniture fair, design squish blog

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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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 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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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… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Ruffle Pendant Light - For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 08, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

Colors, glorious colors, oh how I love you!  I especially love when you show up in unexpected places and blow my mind with your brilliance.  Because seriously, what you're doing for this DIY pendant light is OUT. OF. CONTROL.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Scandinavian-Inspired "Rag Light"

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2011

created at: 02/23/2011

We love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly and this Scandinavian-inspired number is beautifully unique and incredibly easy.  Want to see how it's done?  Read… Continue Reading

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Fast, Cheap & Easy: Pendant Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2010

Sherry of Young House Love had an inspired idea for making a fast, cheap and easy pendant lamp for her office. Looks good, right? Would you believe it consists of nothing more than an oversized shade and the original ceiling light fixture underneath?… Continue Reading

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