Lou of handmade designs blog, Happy Serendipity
, shares a startlingly simple DIY project for anyone looking to add both some overhead lighting and a personalized streak of color into their home office environment using a common lamp cord (IKEA?), some neon yarn, and a painted wall hook. The results look like something the staff at Domino
would have done back in the day...
"I had an old lamp cord from a paper lamp we once had and since i couldn't throw it away i made a new lamp for my workroom at home. with neon pink yarn i crocheted around the cord after consulting youtube for an adequate tutorial because i'm not a crochet pro. this tutorial here was good to understand so i gave it a try and succeeded."
Lou recommends watching this video tutorial for help with the crocheting, but other than the time/effort covering the cable, everything else seems straight forward simple.
It's advisable to use a lower watt bulb if you plan to place this above/near any glossy monitor (even in this age of LEDs, we still love low wattage Edison bulbs), but this DIY light could also be used in a bedroom or hallway.
More details about Lou's DIY Lamp With Colorful Cord at Happy Serendipity.
(Photos: Lou/Happy Serendipity)