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.
We're taking last week's light-up wall art project up a notch or two with this DIY headboard idea!
This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from -- wait for it -- a discarded cardboard poster tube!
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 to
The DIY part of the AstroStar ($22) star projector is its assembly. A fun project for you and the kiddos, if you have any. If you don't, even better, because
All this talk of kitchens and cooking spaces and whatnot has me looking around at all the ways to spruce up my dining room. I got a little sidetracked when I saw this alternate use for a cheap plastic placemat. Forget the kitchen, we're headed to the bedroom.
Picture it: a bedside table with the light built in. Nice. Even nicer is how it's made. A big ol' fiberglass planter turned
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.)
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.
This lamp casts gorgeous light, no? Can you guess what it's made out of?
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
Last week while perusing my local Pottery Barn, I spotted a reflective glass sphere in the holiday discount area. I picked it up and held it in my hands. The tag said it was mercury glass and there was a note inside that PB recommended inserting a strand of twinkle lights into the opening at the sphere's bottom. As I was gazing at the ball, one of the sales associates walked by, saying, "Oh! You're very lucky to have found that!" I nodded. Okay, sure, whatever.
Tord Boontje is a Dutch designer famous for his intricate, elegant cut designs, and one of Peaches' favorite artists. She says, "One of Boontje's best known commercial pieces in this beautiful Garland Light. If you have visited a museum gift shop in the last 4 years, you have probably seen one in person. They usually retail for around $100.00, which is surprisingly affordable considering all the awards its won, but still, I knew I could make one for less. Actually, $97 less."
That's right. She created this pendant lamp in no time, and for under $3.00.
My friend and Curbly team member Capree has an amazing dining room, where she created this awesome hand painted branch wall. Her hard work is accented by her spectacular light fixture, which is a single bulb surrounded by thin metal rods that jut out at artfully random angles, the Twig Light by Fire Farm.
I loved it so much, I decided to take a stab at recreating it myself. And I did! I don't know how to weld, so I knew I couldn't make one...
Once again, an idea that proves just about ANYTHING can be turned into a light fixture!
Michael's apartment needed two things: more light and more art. He solved both problems by getting all clever with a couple of IKEA Ribba frames.
And here we thought plungers were only good for one thing! Cityup uses the ubiquitous toilet unclogger to make a modern and--dare I say?--stylish lamp. Cityup has identified the project as an 'up-cycled' one, but I'd probably opt for a new plunger if I were going to make it, because the idea of repurposing a previously-used plunger makes me gag.
Ashley Ann yearned for a wire light fixture a la Anthropologie, but couldn't pull the trigger because of the size and the price tag. Inspiration struck when she eyed the wire basket that held her daughter's toys. The basket
Jeez, I barely got the idea out of my head and the creative and resourceful folks at The Brick House already built the snazziest wood slat screen for their porch. As you can see, it looks ultra sleek outside, but looking out from inside the porch is even better.
This hot number is just one of 36 of the most spectacular, sexy power houses you could ever imagine.