Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How Hard Could it Be?

I like to say, "How hard could it be," because to naive, little me,a lot of things look like they would be easy to make. This is coming from someone who can't sew, can't use power tools, can't build things...you get the point. If not, here it is: sometimes I don't know what I'm talking about, and things are actually hard to make. But, I have to say, I really do think I'm right on this one. How hard could it be to make these lights? 

I would SO be all over this if I wasn't renting. I've changed out lights before while renting, but I don't have anywhere to store the massive glass lights in this place, so I'm asking for you to make the lights, and I can live vicariously through you. 

First up, is the Martha Stewart ombre light. SO gorg. Lampshade, light kit, and voile...oh and something to stick the voile on the lampshade with.  Here's the tutorial. I'm quite jealous that someone else gets to have this in her home. I love it.
image from Martha Stewart
I'm kind of doubting that this next one was a diy, but same idea: lampshade, light kit, glue some circle thingies...voila! It is kind of similar to what I did with Stella's lamp, but it's done with wood or vinyl or something stiffer than fabric. I'm sure they totally copy catted me, but made theirs even better. That's the worst kind of copy cat. Just sayin'.

image from Rees Roberts & Partners
Again, may or may not be a diy, but seriously friends, go get some tumble weeds out of your backyard, spray paint them, and you have designer lights. Uber cool. So, I've given you three options. Can't wait to hear how your projects went. Now, run along and go make some lights for me yourselves. 
image from House of Turquoise

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the lights in the turquoise house! I know how you feel girl, I'm renting too. I found you on SITS, I hope you have a great day.


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