Lighting DIYs That Look Like a Million Bucks

Lighting DIYs That Look Like a Million Bucks

Dabney Frake
May 5, 2015
(Image credit: Sarah's Big Idea)

We’ve all seen DIY projects that go awry and look wonky and unpolished. And then there are those times when the end result turns out so much better than you imagined. Here are some of those times....

If you can't tell, Sarah made this sputnik-inspired ceiling light (seen above) from old microphones!

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)

Not to be outdone in the gold department, this DIY bent arm chandelier, made by Mandy at Vintage Revivals, is sophisticated and classic.

(Image credit: Gus and Lula)

So with two IKEA Frack mirrors, two pendant light kits, a replacement towel bar, and two aluminum workshop lights, Gus and Lula came up with a handmade accordion light that looks properly industrial and rustic.

(Image credit: Megan Pflug)

A Moroccan wedding blanket-inspired chandelier from Megan Pflug is textured and Bohemian.

(Image credit: Design Confidential)

It's hard to believe that this lamp was made over by The Design Confidential using cardboard of all things.

(Image credit: Simple Simple)

This ceiling light, made for Simply Simple's home office, is the spitting image of a similar one from Schoolhouse Electric.

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