This pendant lamp project has a cool retro-spaceship vibe that will work well in all kinds of spaces. And the best part? It's crafted from a less-than-likely material. Guess what it is:
It's a serving dish, from IKEA. Coupled with an inexpensive lighting kit and a hole saw to cut the space to insert it, you've got a whole lot of light for well under $50 and an hour or so of work.
Get the full how-to here: Easy DIY Pendant Lamp