A great way to spruce up an inexpensive pendant lamp from IKEA is to simply add pieces of Felt — Kate from design*sponge thought of this idea and the end result is really quite amazing. She bought a few sheets of felt from a local craft store and cut them into small circles, found her old hot glue gun and started gluing away.
Another excellent way to use simple, everyday items is to create a light fixture using egg cartons. They are very inexpensive and instead of throwing them away, you can create a great lamp that would brighten up any children's room. Addicted 2 Decorating posted the easy and fun directions that anyone can do! For the not-so-handy readers out there, here are a few pieces that I'd be willing to lay down a pretty penny for:
This lamp by Darcy Clarke is made of ceramic clay and can be used as a hanging or desk pendant lamp. This lamp is a great inspiration piece for anyone that has a background working with clay.
We all know and love Perch! and this is a perfect example of why. These letter lights are completely customizable and perfect for an office or home. These letter lights would be a great idea in the bedroom, put your initial on one, and your spouses on the other and hang one on each side of your bed. Light fixtures can be so costly — what part of your house needs an inexpensive light fixture update? Are you willing to DIY?