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DIY: Industrial Bedside Pulley Lamp

January 23, 2013 8:40 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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Looking for a touch of industrial lighting? Here's a great idea: an adjustable bedside reading lamp made with a simple metal pulley, spotted in the home of Montreal architect Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault, featured in Dwell.

Bernier used a vintage clothesline pulley, picked up at a flea market, and a light fixture made with standard issue cord. Use the following components below to create a similar look of your own.

Above: The bedside pulley lamp that can be adjusted.

Above: An industrial pulley is attached to the ceiling. Photograph by Alex Hobbs.

Above: Scour local flea markets or check Etsy for vintage pulleys like this one found on Wanelo for $43. Sunkeeper also offers a Heavy Duty Clothesline Pulley for $19.99.

Above: Custom cords are available in a choice of colors and lengths with plug options online from EarthSeaWarrior.

Above: Add a shade for diffused lighting; the Regolit Pendant Lamp Shade is $5 from Ikea. Or use an A19 Silver Tip Bulb for a more industrial look; $5 from Schoolhouse Electric.