Roundup: DIY Lighting Ideas

Roundup: DIY Lighting Ideas

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 22, 2009

Lighting could be the one essential key to making your spaces great. Even a poorly designed or decorated room can be made to look fabulous with the right lighting and likewise, an amazing room can feel quite lackluster when the lighting is all wrong. The best part however is that it doesn't have to cost a small fortune to make it all happen, but it might require a bit of elbow grease. Click through the jump to see our favorite SF DIY lighting solutions to make this year in your home a little brighter.

Here's our list of some glowing opportunities for your home to have new light shed on it. The last few on the list are one's that we think hold great DIY potential... and you all did too judging by the comments to the original posts.

The projects featured above have been bolded.

  • Look! Christina's DIY Lamp
  • Photos & Instructions: Kevin's Tree Branch Chandelier
  • How To: Make a Folded Paper Lamp
  • Look!: Our New Bedroom Light Fixture
  • Mason Jar Pendant Lamps
  • How To: Make an Interlocking Quadrilaterals Lampshade
  • Slides Chandelier from Phoebe1
  • "Chandelier" o' Junk
  • Look! Ornament Lighting at The Observatory
  • Shadow Bulb by Melissa Borrell
  • Hot or Not?: Hanging Lamp by Studio Kleefstra

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