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4 simple DIY lighting ideas to imitate

With these simple lighting ideas you can quickly change the look of your home
Photo: deco & style

Here is a light on us

A new lamp can quickly change the look of the whole apartment, but instead of buying a copy, we prefer pimping our old models!

You need this for the lampshade:

  • Lampshade with dark outside
  • Grit paper with medium grain size
  • Acrylic paint in gold (craft shop)
  • Spray adhesive (craft shop)
  • Goldglitzer (craft shop)
  • brush
  • Paper for the work surface

And that's how easy it is:

1. If the inside of the lampshade has a smooth surface (eg made of plastic), roughen it with sandpaper.

2. Paint the inside surface in gold. Let dry.

3. Spray the inside surface with spray glue and let the gold glitter trickle over it.

4. Lightly move the shade back and forth to allow the glitter to spread well.

5. Finally, spray another layer of spray glue on it and let it dry. Shake off loose glitter before mounting the lampshade.

Prop: chair: car furniture, 255 euros, small bottle: laundry, about 15 euros, large bottle: Bloomingville, via www.geliebtes-zuhause.de, 27.50 euros

Because you need for this lighting idea:

  • foam rubber
  • Flaschenkorken
  • All Purpose Adhesive
  • Ink pad in blue and orange
  • Lamp with white lampshade
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. Cut a triangle out of sponge rubber to the desired size and glue it on a bottle cork with all-purpose glue.

2. Starting at the bottom of the lamp, stamp three rows of triangles in blue, then an orange and finally a blue row.

Props: Armchairs: Car furniture, 299 Euro, Vase: www.die-Waescherei.de, 6, 90 Euro, Lamp base: Ikea, Rodd, 45 cm

You need this for the lampshade with pearls:

  • Beading tape (eg about ebay or florist supplies)
  • Paper lampshade (eg from Ikea, Solleftea, 7, 99 Euro)
  • crochet hook
  • scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. Tie the bead band to the upper edge of the lamp and put it around the lamp.

2. Using the crochet hook, thread the beaded tape gently through the holes in the surface every 10 cm and thread the loop around one of the larger beads.

3. Tie the beaded tape back at the bottom of the lamp.

Props: Bank: Bloomingville, about 100 euros, pink pillows: Ikea, Sanela, about 7.99 euros

What you need for the lampshade with stones:

  • Decorative stones made of glass (craft shop)
  • two lamps (eg from Ikea, Gavik, 9, 99 Euro)
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue

And that's how easy it is:

1. Stick the stones in the desired color gradient with hot glue on the lampshade.

Props: Box: House Doctor, Set of 2, 39 Euro

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