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Unique Lampshades And DIY Lighting Ideas

I never can get enough of all the cool ideas there are for making unique lampshades and light fixtures.  It makes me wonder why I still have some basic globe style fixtures in my house.  There is really no excuse.  Even if it is just a hallway or bathroom ceiling, I really could be having a lot more fun with those.

I get a lot of enjoyment from my cabin kitchen pendant light made from a vintage sifter as seen here.  It didn’t take long for me to look at that sifter and think of it in a new “light” because of it’s shape.  I thought the shape made a perfect pendant fixture when turned upside down!  There are plenty of other items that also have that perfect light fixture or lampshade quality.

Check out these amazing diy lighting ideas that I found:

diy pendant light

DIY pendant light by Ashley Ann Photography

Here is a fantastic Anthropologie inspired pendant light made from a wire basket.  The step by step tutorial is easy to follow!

wire basket diy light

DIY basket light by Anythingology

Another take on this idea is to use two round planter baskets.  Check out how this light is hanging!  The pulley idea is right up my alley.  Find all the details for putting a light fixture like this together here.

diy cage light sconcd

DIY cage light sconce by Nalle's House

A common cage light suddenly looks industrial chic when it is hung like a pendant light.  Check out the step by step tutorial for making this conversion.

ceiling fan shade

Ceiling fan shade by Thrifty Decor Chic

And, how about dressing up a ceiling fan?  Adding a chic drum shade ramps up the style factor big time.  Check out how easily this was done by Thrifty Decor Chic.

bird cage chandelier

Bird cage chandelier by All Things Thrifty

Here is a Restoration Hardware knock of a birdcage chandelier done by All Things Thrifty.  Instead of costing $2300 it was made for around $60.  You will want to check out the tutorial!

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!

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