I have been on the hunt for the perfect light fixture for my son’s bedroom and know firsthand the challenge of finding the perfect light at the perfect price. Kristi Murphy says, “But why splurge on a killer fixture when you can totally DIY one that’s just as chic for next to nothing?” She shares […Read More]
Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage loves one-of-a-kind lighting and wanted to create a fixture from an old grain sieve. The problem was all the vintage sieves she found were either way to expensive or too big. Knock-off time! Shayna shares at Infarrantly Creative how she made her own wooden sieve using basswood and wire and turned it into a light with a pendant kit… all for only $20. Shayna says it’s the perfect touch to her newly-designed mudroom!
Brynne of The Gathered Home fell in love with the Block 2 light created by the talented Henry Pilcher and immediately knew she wanted to do a “spinoff” DIY. Instead of recreating the look with wood as in the original, Brynne decided to use copper plumbing pipe. She also used an Ikea Foto pendant, spray painted glossy black, and built the icosahedron around it with copper pipe pieces and copper wire. Inspiration: $2111. Brynne’s DIY version: $50.
Barn lights can be uber expensive, but Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way to turn an inexpensive IKEA pendant into a barn light look-a-like for her kitchen. It really was as simple as spray painting the pendant and popping in an Edison bulb for a more authentic look. I am currently redecorating my living room with aqua and yellow and totally dig the entire look Mary has going here!
Why waste hours searching for that perfect fabric when you can just paint your own? That’s exactly what Mary from At Home on the Bay did after months of searching for plaid and stripe wool coating for her custom-made lampshade. I know it’s summer and smokin’ hot outside, but Mary’s shade makes me want to […Read More]
Kristi from KrisKraft created a really cool pendant light for a boy’s room using supplies she had on hand. I love the industrial and masculine look to the light. I think it adds just the right amount of texture to this fun boy’s room. Kristi was inspired by the Steel Mesh Pendant and Restoration […Read More]
Lauren from Our Hiding Place created a stunning new mason jar chandelier for her kitchen. She sweet talked her electrician husband and he caught the vision too. The couple worked together to create an amazing conversation piece for their condo. Her original inspiration came from the Exeter 16-jar Pendant from Pottery Barn which retails for […Read More]