DIY Floor Lamp

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

DIY Floor Lamp

If there's one decor element that you cannot go wrong with, it's a floor lamp. It isn't just any other decor addition as it elevates your room's aesthetic appeal by accentuating the ceiling height. As secondary lighting, it adds more intricacy and drama to your room's ambiance. It doesn't fail to exceed expectations as a corner decor element as well.

In this post, I'll show you how you can make your own floor lamp without having to spend much. I assure you that you'll be amazed by the result you're going to get if you follow my DIY steps till the end.

1) Get Everything You Need For This Project

As I always do, I recommend getting ready with all the essentials first. From the list below, I recommend buying the items only if you don't have them at your home:

  • Wooden skewers
  • Two hoops
  • Jute rope
  • Glue gun
  • A pair of scissors
  • A bendable wire
  • One electric bulb
  • One bulb holder with electric cable connection
  • PVC pipe measuring 140 cm long
  • White cement
  • Bucket-shaped plastic container
  • Paint

DIY Floor Lamp

DIY Floor Lamp

2) Get The Base Of The Lampshade Ready

First, we're going to start by making the lampshade. The first step is to work on the structure of the lampshade. Take two hoops and wind jute rope around them.

DIY Floor Lamp

After you're done, the two should look like these:

DIY Floor Lamp

3) Give the lampshade a cylindrical shape

The next step is to give a cylindrical shape to the lampshade. Take wooden skewers and cut their pointed ends. Using a glue gun, glue both ends of the skewers to the two hoops. Also, make sure that the skewers have the same length.

DIY Floor Lamp

The end result should look similar to this.

DIY Floor Lamp

4) Make the base for the bulb holder

Take a bendable wire and bend it to a circle using the bulb holder as the guide.

DIY Floor Lamp

As you did in step 2, wind jute rope around the circled wire.

DIY Floor Lamp

Take wooden skewers, and chop off the pointed ends. Cut the skewers to the length of the lampshade structure's radius (half diameter). Use the glue gun to glue the skewers to the circled wire.

DIY Floor Lamp

5) Attach the bulb holder base

The next step is to glue the outer ends of the bulb holder base skewer to one of the hoops of the lampshade structure. If the skewers stick out, make sure to trim them.

DIY Floor Lamp

6) Work on the stand

For making the floor lamp's stand, you'll be using a PVC pipe that's 140 cm long. On end of the pipe, glue the bulb holder in a straight position.

DIY Floor Lamp

7) Ready the base of the lampshade

Take a bucket-shaped plastic container and punch a hole at its lower side. Run the electric cable (connected with the bulb holder) from inside of the container through the hole outwards.

DIY Floor Lamp

8) Join the stand and the base

After running the electric cable outwards of the base, place and hold the pipe in the middle.

DIY Floor Lamp

The next step is to mix white cement with water. After preparing a thick consistency, fill the plastic container with the cement.

DIY Floor Lamp

Leave the cement for 8 to 12 hours to harden. Once done, the hardened cement will support the stand.

DIY Floor Lamp

9) Conceal the PVC pipe stand

Use jute rope to bind the PVC pipe stand of the floor lamp. Glue one end of the jute rope on top of the pipe (just below where the bulb holder is attached).

DIY Floor Lamp

Bind the rope in a spiral pattern all the way down to the base end of the pipe.

DIY Floor Lamp

Painting the jute rope binding really helps lend a sophisticated touch-up to the stand.

DIY Floor Lamp

10) Get the final assembly done

The final step is to assemble the lampshade with the stand. Connect an LED bulb, plug it on, and voilà, you have your DIY floor lamp ready.

DIY Floor Lamp

See you at the next DIY post

Loved my floor lamp DIY tips? Be sure to watch this space for more such interesting DIY how-to's.

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