The Look for Less: 5 DIY Versions of High-End Light Fixtures

The Look for Less: 5 DIY Versions of High-End Light Fixtures

Nancy Mitchell
Sep 15, 2015
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Nothing can transform a room quite like a gorgeous, show-stealing light fixture. Unfortunately for those of us on a budget, dramatic light fixtures often come with dramatic prices. So we've rounded up these 5 DIY versions of high-end light fixtures, so you can get the look you crave with minimal expenditure — and a little bit of elbow grease.

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Jean Prouvé's Potence Lamp, pictured above, retails for $2,130 from DWR.

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But you can make this DIY version with a little help from the pros with bending the pipe.

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The Random Light by Bertjan Pot gets its lacy, delicate appearance from fiberglass thread wrapped around a large balloon. It's available from DWR, starting at $655.

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Jen Ramos of Made by Girl made her own for about $50 using yarn, wallpaper paste, and an exercise ball.

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We love the gorgeous chandeliers made by Lindsey Adelman, but they do tend to be a bit pricey. This one, for example, is $7,500 from The Future Perfect.

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But there are also instructions on the website for DIYing your own chandelier — and Grand Brass even offers a kit (for $146.20), so you can buy all the parts you need in one place.

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Pelle's Bubble Chandelier is available for $2,100 from Y Lighting.

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Or you can make your own with this DIY from Small Notebook.

These Aura Lights are available from Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, starting at $375.

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Kristi, of Brit & Co, made this DIY version for less than $60.

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