Before you toss that tin can in the recycling bin, take a look at this clever DIY lighting idea!
All you need is the aforementioned can, a candle stick, a lamp cord, and the frame from an IKEA Frack Mirror (or something similar). With a few thoughtfully drilled holes, all these things come together to create a pretty cool industrial-style lamp. Check out the tutorial on Nimi Design!
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.
Emma from Design and Form shared this DIY idea recently, which is so easy it almost doesn’t need a tutorial: wrap an empty tube with gold paper, stick it over a lamp cord, and voila! You have yourself a pretty fancy looking light. Brilliant, right??
Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!
It’s easy. All you need is a box (obvs), a box cutter (for slicin’ and dicin’), a light kit (cheap and readily available), and some spray paint (optional-ish). Once you’ve got all those basic supplies ready, check out how to piece it all together over on Poppytalk!
My mom and dad–and grandma and grandpa–all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn’t meet one with which they could part. It’s rubbed off on me, I’m afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:
Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner of the basement or garage: “I’m recycling this.”
Her: “No! That’s a goodcan.”
Him, while rolling his eyes: “Fine.”
But, seriously, a good coffee can or two can translate into some really cool stuff. Continue Reading
I know the words “stylish” and “zip tie” don’t often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine! I might even throw “quirky”, “artsy”, and “totally awesome” into the mix. Just sayin’.
Inspired by a window display at her local Anthropologie, DIY enthusiast and blogger Courtney Schutz returned home with a plan. Using an old lampshade as a base, she created a new frame from chicken wire. Continue Reading
Katie bought this black, stick, floor lamp from Target. She decided to glam it up with some very UNglamorous items, which included, among other things, a bunch of 2-liter Coke bottles and duct tape. Get ready, cuz this is gonna blow your mind….
It’s no secret, we love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly. Whether that’s building your own from scratch or simply giving that old shade a makeover, we love lamps. This particular project, though, is hands down the easiest one we’ve ever seen! If you can tie a knot, you can make this (feathers optional).
This string-wrapped lamp idea comes from Honest to Nod. They offer up a tutorial if you want to check it out, but basically all you do is wrap embroidery thread around a lamp shade and tie a knot. Continue Reading