How To: Create a Chic Light Fixture

How To: Create a Chic Light Fixture

Amy Azzarito
Feb 4, 2009

We loved this DIY! It's simple, but smart. Often DIY projects consist of embellishing an object. In this case, AT reader Biba took a cheap vintage lamp from eBay that looks bound for a dorm room and turned it something classic and sophisticated.

brown spray paint
new drum shade

less than £20

Biba had been craving the Tris Lamp from Ligne Roset but at £356, it was out of reach.

So she created her own. The transformation was pretty simple. She painted the legs with dark brown spray paint and swapped out the Ikea lampshade in favor of a simple drum shade. It took some persistence for Biba to find the perfect shade, but her work paid off and she found one at TK Maxx for £9.99 (Apparently TK Maxx is the British version of TJ Maxx.) Thanks Biba for sending your project in!

If you have a great DIY send it to newyork at apartmenttherapy dot com or enter the February Jumpstart project.

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