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Project

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.

Introduction

Sources

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

Materials

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

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    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

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    For instructions on wiring, go to marthastewart.com/how-to-wire.

Source
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!