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Wednesday June 13th, 2012

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diy project: fish scale pendant lamp

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This is the second project we’ve shared from designer Kara Paslay in recent weeks, and again she’s managed to reintroduce me to a cool technique I had long forgotten about. Inspired by the ocean, Kara decided to transform a simple paper globe into a beautiful sculptural pendant lamp. By dyeing and dipping cut paper rounds into…

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Wednesday July 6th, 2011

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diy project: woven rope pendant lamp

Not that long ago, I replaced a standard light fixture in my home with a custom pendant. It wasn’t until that moment that I realized how significantly great light fixtures can change a room. The initial intimidation of working with electricity is starting to lessen with some great pointers from my dad, and now I…

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Wednesday April 6th, 2011

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diy project: paper marquee letter lamp

diy project: paper marquee letter lamp

I’ve always had a love of fonts. I have a collection of magazine pages torn out for their interesting fonts. I have books about fonts, bookmarks on my computer for font-dedicated websites, not to mention the hundreds of fonts I’ve downloaded. I want to be surrounded by gorgeously shaped letters. What better reason to make…

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Wednesday May 28th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s cork lamps

diy project: kate’s cork lamps

ever since i saw one on a bedside table in domino magazine, i have been in love with and searching for vintage cork lamps. they are hard to find though, and often pretty expensive, so i finally decided to try to make one! i was looking for bases that had a nice modern shape, and…

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Wednesday April 2nd, 2008

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diy project: bridget’s wood veneer lamp

diy project: bridget’s wood veneer lamp

inspired by tord boontje, 2008 diy contest finalist bridget created this fantastic wood veneer lamp. using old lampshade parts, grommets and a shaped hole-punch she created a truly custom look that would make a perfect weekend craft project. bridget has been kind enough to share her full instructions and material list below so click here…

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Wednesday March 26th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

today’s second diy project is from 2008 diy contest finalist kate dixon. kate created these fantastic framed sconces using inexpensive outdoor sconces from home depot. i love the endless chances for customization here- you could use decorative frames (or maybe even groupings of painted twigs and branches) and all sorts of wallpaper, gift wrap and…

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