Category Archives: Lighting

DIY Lighting

Lighting has always been a pet-peeve of mine.  Probably because we have only 3 rooms in the house (school room, kitchen, dining room) that have ceiling lights and all the rest are lamps.  I feel like it is constantly dim here.  So I wanted to figure out a way to get lamps off the tables, and light towards the ceiling more.  I can’t say that I am in LOVE with how these turned out, but I like them a whole lot better than what was there previously.


First, Hobby Lobby had these sphere, corded lamps for $35 (that is the sale price).  I decided to add a little shabby chic to them and weave lace through the rods, so the light could escape through the lace, and the lace could add some interest to the light.

I cut the lace into strips and hot glued them as I went.  I wanted a more “messy” look so they are not going to be perfect.  Here is how they turned out:

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They add some visual interest to the space, which is what I was going for.  Having them be “corded” is a bit tricky, because cord hiders are needed to cover up the wiring and the switches need to end up in a good location so it is easy to turn these light spheres on and off.  There really is no other choice in this house. These may move from my living room into my bedroom and replace the lamps on my end tables and illuminate the pallet wall.  {if you missed that post, click HERE} .  For now, I’m just going to enjoy them as is.

Be a light unto others!