DIY Wall Sconce from a Drapery Rod

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The crafty lady over at Bad Zoot is a lover of all things Restoration Hardware, but their prices often leave her a little “speechless.” While searching for help for large wall with a mirror in her master bedroom, she came across a wall sconce made from a vintage railing. A vintage railing may not have [...Read More]

Cereal Box Quatrefoil Lantern

DIY Quatrefoil Lantern

Nike from Choose to Thrive had been crushing on a lantern with a quatrefoil design. Like the rest of us, there isn’t much from Ballard that falls into an affordable price range for Nike, so she set off to make her own. Wondering how she made it? From a cardboard cereal box! Yes, seriously! She [...Read More]

Best of PB #7: Made-from-Scratch Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Chandelier

Grace from An Adams Thing created her own mason jar chandelier after falling in love with its catalog counterpart. She deserves a huge pat on the back for literally making her very own light fixture. I’m sure Grace’s chandelier catches the attention of all her visitors!

Mason Jar Chandelier

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Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason jars are for more than just canning nowadays. Check out this chandelier made by Cassandra and Nate from The Life of CK and Nate, who suspended their jars from braided jute and added a few light bulbs for a soft glow. This would make for a great upcycle project if you’ve got a stockpile [...Read More]

Orb Chandelier

This orb chandelier from Kristen at My Covered Bridge ranks as one of her favorite projects ever. Kristen says, “It’s easy, cheap, and high impact.” What’s not to love about that? Kristen created her chandy for only $10 using parts from her existing brass light fixture and two hanging garden planters.  The planters are perfect [...Read More]

Modern Pendant Light

Holly from Adventures of an Almost Forty Year Old Intern was inspired by a vintage pendant light from a ritzy website to create her own less expensive version (which was not too difficult when the original cost $1800!)  I like how Holly zeroed in on her favorite elements of the original, the golden look and [...Read More]

Gourd Shaped Vase Lamp

What’s a girl to do when she can’t find the lamp she wants at a decent price? Why make her own of course! Check out this lamp Kristin from Follow the Aunes made from a vase. Kristin says, “I wanted a high end lamp without spending the high end money… When I found this vase [...Read More]

Bedroom Chandelier with Crystals

Beth from Home Stories A to Z updated the ceiling fan in her master bedroom to this beautiful bejeweled chandelier. (A pretty nice step up, wouldn’t you say?) She started with a $10 Craigslist chandie, gave it a few coats of spray paint, and added some crystals for bling. I think they give it a [...Read More]