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She Took Four Old Picture Frames And Made Them Into This Super-Cool Lamp

OCTOBER 26, 2015  —  By Grace Eire  
Grace Eire

Grace Eire

On Viral Nova, Grace writes about cute animals. She also writes for design42day.com, and thoroughly enjoys puns - the good kind or the bad kind. She's not picky when it comes to puns. She's studied English, music, film, and other creative fields. In her spare time she's reading or writing creative nonfiction, arranging songs, or writing jokes just in case she some day decides to try stand up comedy.

Lighting is an extremely important part of your home's decor. It can change the entire look and feel of any room. But when you're left with poorly thought-out permanent fixtures, there are just a few things you can do -- remodel, costing you tons of money, ignore them, which is hardly ideal, or compensate with floor models or lamps like this one that you can easily mount on the wall...

Your main materials for this project are four identical photo frames and some twinkle lights.

You'll also need some fun tape, glue, and a drill.

First, remove the backs from the picture frames.

If you want your lamp to be painted, now's the time to sand down the frame and coat your color on both the front and back.

Once all the frames are dry, start gluing them together in a cube shape.

Drill a hole into one of the sides, just big enough for a screw.

Use your washi tape to add some accents on both the outside and the inside of the lamp.

Cut two thin pieces of wood into squares that match the size of the lamp on the top and bottom.

In one of the pieces, drill a hole just big enough to fit the cord of the twinkle lights.

The piece with the hole in it is the bottom of your lamp; glue it to the frames.

String the fairy lights through the hole, or place them into the box from the top, stringing the end through the hole.

If you don't like the dark color of the cord, you can wrap it in white yarn to match the rest of the lamp.

Screw your lamp to the wall and place the final piece of wood on the top...

And you're good to go!

While it looks awesome with the clear glass, you could also cover it with translucent fabrics or paper, perhaps pages from a book or your favorite illustrations.

(source Nur Noch)

Now you've got an extra source of lighting that also looks really great! You can customize it to match literally any decor, and if you make three or four of them, you'll have a unifying factor throughout your space to tie everything together.