12 Dashing DIY Light Fixtures
Want statement-making lighting, but can’t afford to shell out the big bucks for a designer fixture? No worries: there are plenty of gorgeous DIY projects out there to help you achieve the look you’re seeking in your home. From a geometric statement pendant made with plaster to a swing-arm sconce built with steel, these DIY light fixtures are nothing short of stunning.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: Egg crate diffusers, small clippers, painter’s tape, Plaster of Paris, sander, craft glue, drywall spackle, old chandelier parts, PVC, brass tubing, Gorilla Glue Epoxy, spray paint.
The Tricky Part: Making arms out of plaster.
Further Reading: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Skill Level: Advanced
Materials: Brass loop, brass pipes, Edison porcelain keyless sockets, brass swivel, large cluster body, twisted cord, globe lights, conductor wire, wire strippers, electrical tape, screwdriver, twist-on wire connectors.
The Tricky Part: Constructing the arms.
Further Reading: One Kings Lane
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: Pendant light, glass paint, rubbing alcohol, cotton squares, tissue paper, painter’s tape, scissors, ruler.
The Tricky Part: Spray-painting in very light layers.
Further Reading: Design Love Fest