After moving into our new space, one of the last hurdles my husband and I face is lighting. Our 16 bulbs on the ceiling just aren't cutting it, nor are they particularly glamorous. We've drawn up ideas for different lighting ideas and even had help from my Mom. She's the original DIY Queen and has always inspired me to make something before heading to the stores. 6 of her suggestions for designer lighting that are easily diy-able are after the jump!
Turquoise Empire Chandelier by Marjorie Skouras: Although the designer version is all made from pieces of turquoise, we think a more inexpensive version would be easily made with beads from the craft store. They are often on sale (usually every few weeks) and additional %off coupons can sometimes be used as well. Another good substitute could be old costume jewelry from an estate or garage sale.
Our Apartment Therapy Archives are also packed with great DIY lighting inspiration, check out the links below for further inspiration!
Photos via the designers and websites that are linked in each reference.