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Overhead Brights: DIY Lighting Fixtures

Get the look of vintage industrial lights without scouring the Web for the real things or paying for designer reproductions.



Funnels, from $18 each,
Cord set, from $14,
Painter’s Touch general-purpose spray primer, by Rustoleum, $4,


  • Huge metal auto-supply funnels
  • Spray primer
  • Spray paint
  • Lighting cord set


  1. Step 1


    Huge metal auto-supply funnels become colorful pendant lights, thanks to one coat each of spray primer and spray paint, plus a lighting cord set (snip away the funnel’s filter to accommodate the bulb).

  2. Step 2


    For instructions on wiring, go to

Martha Stewart Living, March 2014

Reviews (1)

  • Andrea_Simpson 22 Sep, 2014

    Y'all, there are no instructions! It just tells you what you need-funnel and plug/cord. It doesn't tell how to prime and paint nor, more importantly, how to assemble the lights. I swear I read this article somewhere in the magazine maybe? But it's not on line here!