Inside: Make a DIY Industrial Style Hanging lamp with this home decor hack! Perfect for a reading area or in a play space. Uses an old lamp shade!
This hack is literally one of the most ingenious lighting hacks ever – if I do say so myself. When you’re tight on budget, lighting is hard. It’s often really expensive and rarely goes on sale enough to make the purchase an easy one. It was great when industrial lighting became popular though because that meant a lot of opportunity for DIY style lights! Today, I’m sharing how I turned an old lampshade into a super cool DIY Industrial Cage Light.
Since this project, I’ve become a bit obsessed with statement lighting pieces, you can have a look at the giant beaded chandelier in my office space. But I’ve also gone down the DIY lighting rabbit hole a bit as well. I challenged myself to turn a glass bottle into a lamp – and it worked!
When you’re updating lighting or DIYing it, spray paint is really your best friend. This project relies on spray paint to transform the old shade into something that looks more industrial. I’ve also used metallic spray paint to transform yard sale lamps into something a bit more modern. It works like a charm every time.If you’re really into hanging lamps and you want something to compliment this industrial cage light look – I highly recommend the Ikea Ranarp series. It is SUPER affordable, so don’t feel guilty spending on it. I’ve had ours for years and they really go with any style you can imagine. I have them in our French coastal guest room, but I’ve also seen them in really modern and contemporary spaces as well.
I mean how amazing would that look strung through the trees? If you are into the boho industrial look, make sure you have a look at my Boho Thrifted Tray Makeover too!
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