DIY Friday Vol. 4

Hey everybody, and welcome to the fourth installment of our DIY Friday series!  One Friday a month we do a roundup of DIY projects from around the web that we’re dying to try.  You can check out previous DIY Friday posts, as well as some of our own DIY ventures, here.  Now for this month’s inspiration!

From Katie:

This month I’ve got lamps on the brain, and there are a couple tutorials I’m itching to try.   These pendant lamps using plastic bottles and concrete look amazing!  Would they be crazy heavy?  Would the concentrated beam of light make you feel like you were being interrogated?  Who knows!  It’s an experiment I’m willing to try.  The full tutorial can be found over on BRIT + CO.

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Another inexpensive and appealing light project is this string globe chandelier found here.  It looks straightforward (as all DIY projects do until I’m actually doing them), and I’m envisioning it on a slightly smaller scale and made with black string.

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From Mera:

Katie’s got me all aflutter about decorative plates lately, so I’ve been looking for a fun DIY.  I love the looks of these: creepy-crawly + granny is a straight path to my heart (if only they were usable!).

A few years ago my mom gave me her MASSIVE fabric collection, and since then I’ve made quite a few additions of my own. I have some real treasures, but it’s all piled inartfully in a closet, and I’d like to display some of the prettier pieces in the craft/play room (stay tuned for more on the future of this room on Monday!). I’ve been looking for an old wooden ladder like this for a while now:

You’d think there’d be one on every corner with a free sign, but no, at least not in this town.  Time to DIY it, and really, how hard could it be (she says blithely).  These look like good instructions:

From The Design Confidential, and available here.

From The Design Confidential, and available here.

How about you?  Any DIY projects you’re planning to tackle?  Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend everyone!

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