DIY Light fixtures!

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Let there be light!

I’ve conquered the light problem in the kitchen… for cheap! Here is a picture of what I was dealing with before:

Kitchen Fan/light before

Kitchen Fan/light before

 

Kitchen Light before

Kitchen Light before

A bit of an improvement… would you agree?

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The finished product.

 

 

 

Here is what I used to make them:

1. Lamp shade from Ikea

2. Light fixture from Ikea

3. Drop cloth, yep for painting

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Supplies Ya’ll

**Disregard the plastic piping, that was a tangent that didn’t make it into the final product.

1. Glue the drop cloth from the inside of the shade
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1. Glue the drop cloth to the shade, from the inside.

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this step.

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3. Trim the excess fabric from the top and the bottom leaving 1/2 inch on the top to tuck & glue on the top and a full inch on the bottom (stay tuned for why…)

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glued in the corner of the rounded edge of the shade, so my glue wouldn’t be as visible when the light was illuminated.

 

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5. Double fold the extra inch you have & hot glue to the shade. Be sure not to use too much glue, this will make it bumpy.

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to the fixture and, viola!

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10Dec / 2012

Desk Update & Re-do

I am Jones-in for a place to store my extra fabric and ribbon… DIYer Problems… A day after talking with my crazy wonderful property manager Joe, he presented the deal of a lifetime… At least for Chicagoland. A desk for $25.

 

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Before:

1. Sand & prime (note the creepiness of the apartment basement…)

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Before

The desk & chair before paint & reupholster

2. Paint with love, and ventilation.

On the way to pretty!

On the way to pretty!

3. Reupholster using some spray adhesive, staple gun & hot glue gun for the finishing piping to cover the ‘oops areas’. 🙂

Desk & Bloody Mary after. :)

Desk & Bloody Mary after. 🙂

 

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