7 Ways To Jazz Up A Naked Light Bulb
Willing to throw some shade? Here are some easy and cheap lamp projects you can try out yourself.
Are you stuck in a rental or a just-turned-over condo unit and all your lighting fixtures are naked light bulbs—but you don’t have the cash for a fancy pendant lamp?
Look no further than the items you have lying about your home. With a little elbow grease, you can create unique lamps that would immediately personalize your space. Here are some ideas we gleaned from some intrepid Instagram DIYers:
As the one who posted this photo mentioned, she was relieved to have recovered these quirky kitchen-tool-droplights after her marriage ended. Want to make your own? Dagny Madamba shows us how—just click on the link below.
READ: DIY Quirky Droplight
Throw a sheet over it
Simply throwing a piece of fabric can create an ethereal effect. Important note—you must attach a (bare) wire lampshade frame first, so that the fabric won’t touch the bulb directly. Use a sheer fabric for best results.
Rewire in color
Changing up the wiring to a brightly colored cord would help you create a hipster-style lighting fixture. This works best with industrial-style filament bulbs. You can buy different-colored fabric light cords at Dimensione.
Be a basket case
Another take on the kitchen theme—use an upside down colander (wire or plastic are both okay) to use as a lampshade. See a fine example of the colander lamp by clicking on the house tour below.
This is a great lamp idea for spinning addicts or bikers. Make sure you get an old bike tire with a hole that could fit your bulb’s socket.
Remember the yarn art you used to do in grade school? Use the same principle to create an “imaginary lamp” silhouette for a wall-mounted light bulb. Want to try your hand at yarn art first? Click on the link below.
Toy with it
This mom hand-glued her child’s toys onto what appears to be a spray-painted wire lampshade. It’s a great DIY project for a kid’s room (you can have them help out, too).
This is one easy DIY lamp that could add a feminine touch to any room. You can buy affordable, decorative birdcages at Dapitan Arcade.
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