4 Mar 2009

DIY lights

Chichipiru's adventures to find the perfect designer light fixture gave me the idea to search the same theme from the diy point of view.


Olive Tree Girl made this cute light fixture with wire and ribbon and here explains how to do it.





These colorful lights that look like U.F.O.s on a night sky are made of plastic colanders. Click here to read the tutorial.




On Addicted 2 Decorating I found not one but two beautiful projects, one with multi-color straws and one with egg cartons.








On Apartment Therapy you will find the step by step instructions to make a light using branches and another one with coffee cups here.







If you want to learn how to save 11.644 dollars on a designer light read this.






For mood lightιng you could try this panel, although it is supposed to be a holiday project, I think it would look pretty all year.





This is a cool idea, a light made of empty cd cases, but it wasn't possible to find any instructions, maybe you could figure out how it is done. Found on Everyday Sugar.




Michelle Brand
makes gorgeous chandeliers from recycled plastic bottle bases. Take a look at the picture, maybe you could try something like this yourself.





And if you have an old chandelier that you hate, there's always hope, don't throw it away before you read here for some inspiration.



7 comments:

Alterity said...

Wow....now those are some very cool lights! I haven't decided which one I like better...the pop bottle light or the coffee cup light!

Thanx for such a cool post!

antigoni said...

με τρελλαινουν αυτες οι αναρτησεις σου!!!!

despinak said...

Πολύ έξυπνα όλα.
Σαν το πρώτο με το σύρμα έχω φτιάξει,με μπρούτζινο σύρμα και περισσότερο πυκνοπλεγμένο, αλλα προς το παρόν εκτελεί χρέη διακοσμητικής μπαλας στο τραπέζι μου. Το είχα σκεφτει για φωτιστικό αλλα ψάνχω τρόπο να καλύψω με κάποιο τρόπο τη λάμπα για πιο soft φωτισμό αλλα και γιατι δεν μου αρέσει να φαίνεται μέσα από το σύρμα.

Athena said...

These are the coolest lights! I especially love the teacup ones.

olivetreegirl said...

Είναι όλα υπέροχα! Τα σουρωτήρια και οι αυγοθήκες όμως είναι όλα τα λεφτά! Μεγάλη μου τιμή να συμπεριλάβεις και το ταπεινό μου φωτιστικούλι στα ευρήματά σου! Ευχαριστώ!!!!

chichipiru said...

κι εμένα μεγάλη τιμή που με αναφέρεις ως έμπνευση! :) αν όμως είχα δει το post σου πιο πριν...και ειδικά αυτό το φως με τα cd άλλο φως θα είχα διαλέξει - ή επιχειρήσει να φτιάξω! - για το γραφείο! :)

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