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4 DIY Fabric Light Fixtures

4 DIY Fabric Light Fixtures

It’s a given: at some point in your life, you will live in a rental with a hideous light fixture that makes you weep. Here are four ideas for camouflaging unsightly light fixtures (bonus points if you’re sewing-machine literate).

Above: The Lampade Bigger by Vicenza-based Orietta Marcon of Oggetti can be replicated by a determined DIYer; for instructions, go to DIY: Rustic Linen Lampshade. See more of her work at Designer Visit: Civico Quattro in Vicenze.

Above: In a West Village duplex, MR Architecture + Decor created a three-tiered canvas ceiling fixture.

Above: The Koushi lamp is equally at home in modern or traditional settings; photo via Mark Eden Schooley. Remodelista Alexa created a DIY version; see her instructions at DIY: Koushi Lamp.

Above: Take inspiration from Casamidy’s Delphine light fixture and whip up a canvas version of your own.

Looking to make more of your own home decor? If so, explore Remodelista‘s DIY posts.

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9:26AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

don't rate these much!

10:03AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Neat ideas, but kinda plain. Definitely would use some other kinda fabric.

7:21PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

I think they would go really nicely with white couches. Some people choose completely white rooms and they look great. You have to be careful not to track dirt or stains in but they look so pristine and airy and light that it is worth it.

12:23AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thank you!!

3:21AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013


8:09PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

OK the 2 nd one looked pretty neat however the other 3 looked poorly made.

1:57AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Love them. Cannot wait to try to make my own with tie dyed fabrics

9:48PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013


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