You’re not going to believe this (really!), but this lamp? This lamp is a DIY project. A completely do-able one at that. Is your mouth gaping as wide as mine?
Finnish industrial design student Minni spotted a similar lamp and was inspired to recreate the look – on a serious budget. The best part? Every item used in the project was sourced from IKEA or a local hardware store, making it incredibly affordable (and seriously convenient if you’re lucky enough to live near an IKEA!).
If you’d like to tackle the project, Mini has a fantastic three-port tutorial here, here and here. [Warning: the concrete-pouring process looks a wee bit intimidating, but she gives some great tips on getting the job done!] Aren’t you amazed? Cheers to creative solutions on a dime!
Image Credit: Nimi Design
… go overboard with your bedroom’s light fixture?
The bedroom is the perfect place to experiment with statement lighting, as it’s often a pretty minimalist space. After all, who needs more than a bed and a pair of nightstands in their place of slumber?
Dress up your average bedroom by adding a gigantic, unique light fixture centered over the bed. The room will feel less like a utilitarian space and more like a glamorous nighttime retreat – perfect for catching your much-needed beauty rest every night.
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Simple. Stylish. Stunning.
Wire ‘shades’ create an illusion of form at once playful and sophisticated. These DIY pendant fixtures offer the opportunity to explore an endless range of possibility. The grouping of three, asymmetrically placed at the end of the table, create an unexpected focal point in this otherwise simple room. The white wire ties together the color scheme with the painted wood chairs and table, and floats beautifully at varied heights against the neutral colored wall. A thoughtful and achievable DIY project to add personality and character to any space.
… transform a basic white tutu into a statement pendant for your bedroom?
Now, I’m not an electrician so I can’t attest to the safety protocol of lighting, but I’m absolutely in love with the idea. And at the very least, it could simply become a faux pendant, yes? (All of this coming from a girl who loves form and not function, of course!)
And you wouldn’t have to stop there – how about covering your favorite floor lampshade in a salmon tutu, or perhaps even spotlighting a dining room table pendant with a black tutu? The look is positively fun and surprisingly versatile – all the makings of a DIY done right!
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… transform your favorite musical instrument into an antique-inspired, industrial lighting pendant?
Inspired by this trombone-ish ceiling light, I love the idea of repurposing your musical past in such a creative way. With a bit of re-wiring (and lots of ingenuity!), your guests will wow over a big, brassy statement piece worthy of every room in your home. How sweet would a tiny trumpet be in your child’s nursery? Or perhaps you could hang a long clarinet over the length of your kitchen island?
Whatever you choose, the idea is as fun as it is original. A surefire way to tune in (literally!) to great design, yes?
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