I'm continually impressed by the quality of things that clever DIYers come up with, like these DIY lighting projects that look as good as, or even better than, something you would buy in a store. These 12 DIYs are just further proof that you don't have to spend a ton of cash to make your home look like a million bucks.
Above: This dramatic swing-arm sconce, inspired by Jean Prouvé's Potence lamp, is actually a DIY, believe it or not. The image of the lamp in situ is from The Brick House, and the DIY is by onefortythree.
DIY brass wall sconce from Vintage Revivals.
We're huge fans of Lindsey Adelman's range of lighting, but her designs can be quite pricey. Fortunately for the crafty ones among us, she also provides instructions for creating the lamp pictured above from standard, off-the-shelf parts.
This pendant lamp from Smitten Studio is actually made from an IKEA bowl.
Brass chandelier DIY from One Kings Lane.
DIY faceted pendant light from The 3 R's Blog.
DIY tripod floor lamp by Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
Mod floor lamp DIY from A Beautiful Mess.
DIY copper and wood hanging light from Vintage Revivals.
An attractive DIY wall sconce from Hello Lidy via Apartment Therapy.
A cool cast concrete wall lamp, from Brit + Co. via Apartment Therapy.
Re-edited from a post originally published 8.9.15-NT