Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!
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!
It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!
Part rustic, part industrial, part awesome! With a few basic hardware store supplies, this DIY chandelier is a cinch to make.
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
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
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!
Yup, this little chandelier is made out of candy. Not sure of its longevity or if it would attract wee beasties, but for temporary applications, it doesn't get much more charming. Laura is our
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.
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.)
Studiomama's (aka Nina Tolstrup) pallet chandelier is not only beautiful, it's totally diyable. Looks like the wiring
Dining by candlelight indoors is one thing; dining outdoors by candlelight...now that is romantic. In this our third original outdoor decor project for the month we elevate the romance by constructing an outdoor chandelier.
Note: If using REAL candles in your chandelier, keep in mind the distance of the flame to objects overhead. Add to the chain
Monica over at Crafty Nest is in the process of making over her dining room. She's nearly done and will post the reveal soon. However, she's given us a little taste of what's to come with this chandelier makeover. One look at the after and we'll never look at discarded brass fixtures quite the same way
Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.
So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are amazing.
This project makes my imagination run wild. Think of all the see-through orb-like things you could string up! Perhaps a bunch of big, round incandescent light bulbs trussed up but not wired up. Or maybe even clear Christmas bulbs. Bottles might be a bit heavy, but they'd be an option. Can you think of anything alternatives? Other stuff
Lauren and her electrician husband determined to make a jar pendant chandelier modeled after Pottery Barn's Exeter light fixture (pictured below), which retails for $399. Lauren & Co. pulled their homemade version
Looking for a new hanging holiday decoration? Why not try this winter inspired icicle chandelier that you can leave hanging even past the holidays!