Thank you Pop Sugar for asking me to share how to create your very own Wooden Ladder Light. When Mad River Barn asked me to be their designer for the renovations of their Inn, Restaurant, Pub and Game Room…I knew this was my chance to create this light! Follow this easy step by step tutorial on the Pop Sugar site. You’ll be thrilled on how budget friendly it is! Have fun…and send pictures of your light. My best, Joanne
Not only is the light made from a vintage ladder but the farmhouse tables are made from reclaimed wood and old porch posts. The chairs were reused but painted a fun red color and the wall paneling is old paneling from the bedrooms. Lots of fun salvaged and vintage fills the restaurant at Mad River Barn. Photo by Susan Teare
Here is the tutorial…
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I’m so excited that it isn’t pitch black at 4 p.m. anymore, but we still need lots of light at night and it makes me think of many of the fun lighting projects I’ve done for DIY NETWORK. My first project ever with them…turning an old plastic tugboat into a light fixture. Here are a few of the lights I’ve created and the links to DIY NETWORK (any of the projects have How Tos) Hope you find one that you just have to make! Thanks Susan Teare for the great pictures! My best, Joanne
The easy to make vintage style birdcage floor lamp reminds me of a Restoration Hardware light. And the “nightlight” twin bed headboard, perfect for any kid’s room and very easy to make.
The second hand tugboat lamp is my first project for DIY NETWORK…So much fun to make. And the old kitchen tins floor lamp, again another easy — make your own lamp project.
Repurposing table lamps can have dramatic results. A simple wooden table lamp can get a country look with paint and ribbons and a small ceramic lamp can put a smile on anyone’s face with pom-poms.
With some dictionary pages, decoupage… and a few other details, you can change a drab table lamp into a stunning piece. Old baskets are used to create this dramatic cottage pendant light fixture…
You can use an architectural salvaged column to create a floor lamp, or a retro look with an old dress maker form. They’re a lot easier to make than you think!
Some contemporary light fixtures…a copper pipe chandelier and a metal vase wall sconce.
Wine bottle pendants and a retro lamp redo.
One of my favorite…the upcycled chandelier twig light and the retro pulley wall sconce.
I’ve been so busy with my book, and my interior design projects, I haven’t had a second to show you all the cool projects I’ve made for DIY NETWORK that have gone live on their site. They are all step by step, so have some fun. I did Thanks! Joanne More to come soon.
Make Your Own Soap — A Fun DIY Network project to do with Kids!
Have the table setting be the wedding favors too! Evergreen trees as take home gifts!
Turn an Old Dress Form into a Funky Lamp!
Paper bags and stick on letters give this lamp a new look.
Get the Industrial look in your light fixture with this old pulley, bracket and cloth wiring!
Dictionary pages and printed butterfly is all this old lamp needed for a new look!
Outdoor party lighting with vintage mason jars, candles and sand
Paint it Black, Pink, Blue or White, this outdated brass chandelier has a whole new look with twigs and branches.
Pick up a funky brass lamp and make it your own with paper and paint!
Paint and Gift Wrapping Paper Make a Country Lamp
Cover a little lamp with Pom Poms!