DIY Wood Blinds Light Fixture

2 years ago by in DIY, handmade, lighting

Hey! Remember when I posted about all my globe lighting ideas and I said I was glad I was done posting about them?

Then I realized I had completely forgotten to post about one of them?

Yeah. That was awesome.

Apparently I totally forgot about the bamboo roll-up shade light fixture.

Dang it!

Alright, here it is.

You need the following:

- Bamboo roll-up shade. Try Lowe’s, they are the cheapest, priced at around $10-25.

- Ikea HEMMA light and bulb

- Wood glue

- Scissors

- Clamps

I promise it’s really easy to take the roll-up shade apart. Just use scissors and cut the strings that keep the whole thing together. The individual wood slats will just fall apart like butter.

Or buttah. ‘Cause that’s just more fun to say.

You’re going to wrap your individual slats into circles, add a drop of wood glue, and clamp them together.

Leave the clamps on for about 24 hours, and then you can arrange the circles around your light cord, and glue and clamp again.

Yes, it really is that easy.

I used an Edison bulb for the middle, but a regular LED would look good too.

Funny fact: When I shot this image below and gave it to Studio 5 I actually changed the nude drawing. I just copied the barn below it and swapped its orientation. So yeah, it’s the same picture in both frames on the TV segment.

They didn’t ask me to do that. I don’t think they even realized I did. But the last thing I wanted was for them to get a billion emails about how one of the photos they showed had boobies in it.

Lucky you, you get to see the real deal on this ‘ol blog.

Your welcome. :)

(If you want to see what I am talking about you can watch the segment HERE.)

Anywho, I love the simplicity in this globe light, and enjoy how it looks in my bedroom.

The great thing about the bamboo roll-up shade is you could seriously make a billion of these things.

Make a light fixture with friends, or just make a ton of these wood globes to decorate with.

Or you can just edit photographs of your home so you don’t show nude drawings on TV.

That’s cool too.



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