5 Favorites: DIY Fabric Light Fixtures by

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 15, 2013

5 Favorites: DIY Fabric Light Fixtures

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 15, 2013

It's a given: at some point in your life, you will live in a rental with a hideous light fixture that makes you weep. Here are five ideas for camouflaging unsightly light fixtures (bonus points if you're sewing-machine literate).

DIY rustic linen lampshades by Oggetti in Italy

Above: The Lampade Bigger by Vicenza-based Orietta Marcon of Oggetti can be replicated by a determined DIYer; for instructions, go to DIY: Rustic Linen Lampshade. See more of her work at Designer Visit: Civico Quattro in Vicenze.

Above: In a West Village duplex, MR Architecture + Decor created a three-tiered canvas ceiling fixture.

An oversized pendant Koushi lamp made from fabric

Above: The Koushi lamp is equally at home in modern or traditional settings; photo via Mark Eden Schooley. Remodelista Alexa created a DIY version; see her instructions at DIY: Koushi Lamp.

Above: Take inspiration from Casamidy's Delphine light fixture and whip up a canvas version of your own.

Above: A strip of fabric tacked to the ceiling creates an instant light fixture in Ted Muehling's NYC apartment.

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