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Jun

2014

Do you what to know what the easiest DIY is?? Painting a plain desk lamp in gold. It’s the simplest desk lamp DIY that there has ever been! I’ve done it 3 times with 3 different gold tones and each time it completely changed the lamp for good. Last week Elise gave us an amazing tripod lamp DIY that was painted in a pretty gold. It really is an easy solution for great design!

All you need is gold spray paint for this DIY. Make sure that you remove the bulb and cover up the cord, unless you want your cord to be gold. I always do a few coats. That way if it chips, it’s gold underneath. EASY CHEEZY!!!

ALSO, you can find me elsewhere this week-

How to style kitchen shelves.
Decorative pendants for the kitchen.
Shop for a pop of pink.

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18

Jun

2014

Todays DIY is the perfect lighting solution for any space! Elise Vaughn has outdone herself with this tripod lamp DIY. Enjoy!

You will need:

Metal camera tripod
Metal saw
Snake rope lamp
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Electrical tape
Outlet plug replacement kit
Gold spray paint

First of all I found a fabulous vintage chrome camera tripod. In selecting the tripod, I made sure that it would extend to the height that I wanted and that the main central height bar was hollow. Next I used a metal saw to cut the top section off- exposing the now hollow central pipe. The second part of this project is to find yourself a snake light. Take the plastic tubing off the outside of the flexible snake part of the light. Next cut the electrical cord at the plug and about three inches from the base of the light socket. You want to make sure that you leave yourself enough room to repair and reattach the electrical wires. Now you need to disassemble the light fixture completely – keep the wire threaded thru the snake section of your light as it will not be an easy task to thread it back through once removed.

This is a great time to paint a section or all of your light fixture.  I chose to paint my light gold using metal spray paint, and left the tripod chrome.

Thread the snake light up through the central hollow pipe of the tripod. Find someone that is familiar with repairing electrical fixtures, if you are completely unfamiliar with the process of putting the light fixture back together. You can purchase simple plug re attachment kits at any hardware store for around three dollars. Once your light has been reattached- find a light bulb and presto!

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I love color so naturally this home is a winner in my book! Seen on My Scandinavian Home (via here), this home shows that you can add color in your furniture, accessories and even books. Think outside of the art and wall color boxes when deciding on moments of color. Plus, it’s always fun to think unconventional!

 

 

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14

May

2014

Ok, this may be my favorite DIY that Elise has tackled thus far! It’s stylish, easy to achieve and goes with a variety of aesthetics. Be inspired and take notes!

What you need:

Clamp light
Gold spray paint
Electrical plug replacements
Wire cutters
Wooden beads

Disassemble the clamp light.

Spray paint the light cage gold.

Cut the electrical cord towards the end close to the plug.

Thread the wooden beads down the electrical cord. Follow the instructions that come with the replacement plugs to put your electrical cord back together and PRESTO!

Cheers, Elise (Check Elise’s kids clothing line here.)

DIY designer, styling and photography: Elise Vaughn.

 

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