You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!
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!
This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!
Bonjour! Let's make some teeny tiny marquee lights! Maybe in a more season-appropriate "Cheer" or "Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" perhaps? Whatever word you choose to run with, here's how!
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!
Not only are these colorful glass votive holders stunning, they're a cinch to make!
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 afternoon!
Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!
What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!
What would you say if I told you that this "sea sponge" lamp was actually made from... wait for... masking tape?! It's true!
We're at that point in our office makeover where we're
desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!
And this week, we put the finishing touches on the inside: light fixtures and switches. Read on to watch our weekly video update and find out how we chose lighting fixtures for each room.
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!
These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!
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!
I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!
When the outdoor evening temperatures are too perfect to go inside, you'll need something to keep your outdoor living space lit to enjoy it as long as you can. Something you made yourself. These DIY lighting ideas,
What makes these 5 ceiling fans magical? Some disappear when not in use, others are what dreams are made of. The first one is the Marea fan from bellacor in oil-rubbed bronze. The blade, which seems to sweep the air, is made of frosted acrylic. It comes in satin nickel too and
Why You May Want to Learn to Love Your Popcorn Ceiling (And How to Lessen Their Visual Effect)
Recently, I had the opportunity to bend the ears of two professional drywall installers. Our conversation included a discussion about the pitfalls of removing popcorn ceilings, either by a DIYer or a pro. For the sake of this post, I'm not going to go into the whole asbestos discussion. Nope, for this post we're going to talk about paint, because if your popcorn ceilings are painted--according to the pros--you will
This glamorous pendant lamp is made out of one of the most UN-glamourous things imaginable. Here's a closer shot. Want to venture a guess?
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!