Copper lighting fixtures have been popping up all over the place lately, and these modern pieces are striking in almost any home. But if the prices of the pre-made fixtures make you flinch, the DIY-ers at Design Milk have you covered. They’ve put together a fantastic, easy-to-follow tutorial to help you make your own for much less than the retail versions. Bonus – it looks just as good! Who knew it was this simple?
From Design Milk:
“I’ve been swooning over all the copper fixtures I’ve seen recently, but each one I fall for ends up being out of my price range, so I decided to give it a go and make my own. It seemed simple at first, but like any good DIY, there was a whole lot of troubleshooting to get it looking clean and professional. Fortunately, I’ve worked out all the kinks for you! The end result was well worth it. It’s a relaxing touch of café style and warmth in my otherwise cool dining room – perfect for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee to start the day.”
The tools you’ll need to assemble are relatively easy to find in any hardware store. You’ll also need a lighting kit, which can be purchased cheaply at IKEA or any number of other stores.
Then comes the crafty part: curving the soft copper pipe, measuring, and attaching all of the pieces. Although the project is relatively uncomplicated, it might not be the best first project for a true DIY novice.
When you’re done, you’ll have a stunning copper fixture that adds a bit of warmth to wherever it hands. The copper lines throw interesting shadows around the room, and the project is very customizable with different materials and different colors.
Get the whole tutorial, step by step, at Design Milk.