Nothing beats a great lighting project, and I especially like the thoroughness of this original. It's more than just a "get an existing lamp kit and put it on some sort of structure;" rather, it walks you thorough not just the woodworking but also the easy electric work required to put something like this together.
Time to come out of the dark ages of winter and shine some light in your home with some sleek, yet guy-friendly lighting options.
I love the festivity of string lights and paper lanterns for the holidays, and they're so easy to come by cheaply at the discount store. Except that, well, they look like cheap paper lanterns from the discount store. So, I came up with a way to put an arty spin on this classic - the perfect way to add a touch of modern to your holiday decor.
These super cool yarn lights by LLOT LLOV are a modern way to add a cozy touch to your space. The long cord allows you to install them anyway you want, hang them, place them by your books or have them near your desk. Mood lighting (for lack of a better term) does wonders for your place, especially now that fall and winter are totally creeping in - you want to create a comfy atmosphere without having harsh lights, right?
I loves a DIY lighting project, and particularly dig those that can be crafted up from easy-to-find hardware store materials. Inspired by a high-end
I'm always a sucker for unlikely materials used in surprising places, so I'm all kinds of inspired by this concrete pendant lamp project by Ben Uyeda.
I'm a big fan of geometric shapes in DIY projects, but when it comes to woodworking, it can be difficult to anticipate all the math when working with angles other than 90-degrees.
Nimi is an industrial design student from Finland, so it's no surprise that she fell in love with this Scandinavian-inspired lamp on Pinterest. Deterred by the £195. price tag, she set out to make her own modern, and fantastic, industrial lamp made from wood, metal, and concrete. I've been privileged to see heaps of DIY decor projects everyday for years, and this is, by far, one of the best executed and a personal favorite.
These "vintage" cage lights have character for days, provide plenty of functionality, and help to fill that most often empty space in any room: the ceiling and upper walls.
And, of course, they're sorta pricey. Unless, of course, you make your own.
Wood veneer are thin pieces of full woodgrain, which are sold in flexible roles, so you can glue them onto core panels for the look and finish of hardwood grain pattersn without the expense of solid wood.
Because veneer is so thin (around 3mm), it's quite flexible and easy to work,
Lighting and furniture design and manufacturing firm Rich Brilliant Willing show you how to create an industrial yet colorful chandelier for less than $25.00 from materials you can find at your local hardware store.
Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass up.