Curbly Video Podcast: How to turn an old window into illuminated wall art.

by DIY Maven

created on: 08/27/08

I have a thing about windows. Especially barn sash windows, one of which just happened to be lying around. It was too good not to turn into something, so kicked around some ideas and came up with a wall art/light fixture idea and went to work.

What we used:

an old barn sash window
scrap 1" x 3" pine
a piece of handy board
frosted glass spray
Contact paper
scissor and paper punch
LED light strip
table saw, screws, drill, nails hammer, etc.

What we did:

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How to Turn Vintage Mason Jars into a Light Fixture

by DIY Maven

How to Turn Vintage Mason Jars into a Light Fixture

Whitney over at Design Sponge has created a beautiful use for vintage mason jars: she turned three of them into a light fixture. Since this is a hard-wire electrical job, you’ll most likely need a professional to install it, however making the fixture itself is easy.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • several vintage mason jars
  • a hanging lamp kit with low wattage bulbs
  • a ceiling light plate
  • a hole punch

For complete assembly instructions, to Design...

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Mid-Century Modern Light Fixture: Needed

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 12/30/07

Hallelujah!  My husband was changing a bulb that was stuck in the socket of this UGLY fixture and he broke it!!!  Now I can look for a new fixture.  I'm looking for a new fixture or, better yet, a mid-century fixture that gives off enough light.  I'm looking for interesting ideas.  The table is staying but the chairs will be replaced.  I'm still working on what to do with the greenhouse view.

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DIY Soda Bottle Chandelier

by DIY Maven

DIY Soda Bottle Chandelier

Ingo Mauer’s Campari Light, constructed out of a 75 watt par lamp and about ten Campari soda bottles, is absolutely DIYable. The original will cost you $375, but a few bottles of your choosing, a flood lamp, socket, wire, cord, plug, plus a few other things I may have forgotten, and you’ve got yourself a very contemporary light fixture with a sense of humor.

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