Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DIY Bamboo Light Fixture - Good Enough To Hang!

Daylight hours...






Evening hours...





And early morning hours...



I LOVE my new DIY Bamboo Light Fixture hung here, the texture and its unique design makes me happy! (Plus the previous fixture had hurt my head one too many times...)

Also, did you notice I've moved the table from the living room into this space? Don't be surprised, nothing stays put in any location for long around here! And the next project for this area? An art wall placed underneath the side window, built around Jen's 'I Love You, Blogs and Coffee' print I recently selected.

Before I get to that, however, I need to finish the Master Bedroom Redesign, and I've just been hired to do more projects and articles for HGTV.com. So who knows when I'll get back to work on this spot of the house...

62 comments :

  1. LOVE the way it turned out! Can't wait to get to work on my pendent. :)

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  2. This turned out so well! What a great setting this light exudes!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  3. It looks AMAZING, Janell!! No kidding! This was a great idea and one that seriously need to be imitated! I'm adding it to my list;-)

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  4. You've done it again! Another awesome project!

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  5. really cute! nothing stays put for long in my house, either. i'm glad to know it's not just me :)

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  6. Very nice! It has great character and is very illuminating in your evening shots. I really like what you have done to that corner of the room.

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  7. The texture is great and looks really nice lit. Enjoy your day!

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  8. That's terrific! It looks especially nice with the light shining through!

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  9. Wonderful! Congrats on your new gig!! abby

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  10. Well done- it looks fantastic!

    bijouandboheme.blogspot

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  11. Love everything you do. You blog is one of the main blogs which inspired me to start a blog. I only started October 1st and so far it's been great. Would love you to stop by to give me your opinion as I think you're amazing. www.diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  12. very nice job! I am totally impressed with your creativity and execution. Fabulous pendant lamp idea!!

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  13. Good Enough??? It looks fabulous!
    You did it again, Janell.

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  14. looks beautiful, i made something similar when attending design school. nothing feels better than a successful diy project, which you seem to have a lot of!

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  15. The beauty shots are exquisite, Janell! Another stunning project, flawlessly executed - congratulations! And yes, I was going to ask you about the table. I thought maybe you just moved it for styling the photos of the new light, but if this is its new home, I am SO curious to see what's happening in the space it used to sit...

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  16. I just love this! Definitely going to have to make one of these!

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  17. It's beautiful! I know the 'need to move stuff around- itch' very well. It drives my hubby nuts.

    PS: told ya we'd be back ; )

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  18. Love this - where can I put one in my house? I've got to find a spot!

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  19. Looks great! I really love how it looks in the evening. Talk about great mood lighting:) ~ Sarah

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  20. very cool! not sure I would have the patience to glue all those bamboo sticks on, but it's surely awesome!

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  21. Hi Katie,
    Applying the sticks took about two hours...I guess I have patience like that with simple repetitive activities, almost meditative, not requiring a lot of thought! I caught up on a couple hours of TiVo'd shows while gluing...so fun in my book! :)
    Janell

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  22. Holy DIY awesomeness!
    This turned out amazing.
    I especially love the soft, organic glow at night.
    Can't wait to see the master 'do.
    Cheers, Alcira

    thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the way it looks in all different light, beautiful!! I too like easy repetitive projects somtimes.

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  24. Wow Janell this is just stunning! The texture is amazing, and the fixture is gorgeous lit. Well done.

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  25. This is gorgeous!!! You did such a wonderful job and I love how it looks at night with the light shinning through! :)
    XO

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  26. Looks great. Love your chairs. Did you already mention where those are from and I missed it?

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  27. Hi Courtney,

    Yes, but awhile time ago! These chairs are several years old, purchased at www.daniafurniture.com, no longer available, and have been given a makeover...surprising?

    http://isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com/2009/03/kitchen-family-room-redesign-nook.html

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  28. It's absolutely perfect! I have a drum pendant light in my breakfast room and I'm DYING to do something to it. My husband wants me to just let it be...for once! :) I have tall banana leaf woven chairs (world market) at my breakfast bar in the same room...do you think adding a bamboo shade would cross the 'too themey' threshold?

    congrats on all your new jobs! you are one super talented gal!

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  29. Janell, it looks beautiful! I love the combination of textures and shapes in this room: the bamboo shade, the trad pedastal table and the modern curvy chairs. Gorgeous!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  30. I love this look. It has a nice glow to it too when lit. I might even like it with the natural bamboo too. Did you use bamboo from a shade?

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  31. Wow! This is amazing. I love the texture it adds to the space.

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  32. Cassie, I don't think it would be too "themey", particularly if using painted bamboo, which makes the material look modern.

    Anita, here is the resource I used for the bamboo. It is a really good quality bamboo, virtually none of the sticks cracked when I cut them, which is very important, and also very lightweight, another important factor.

    http://www.nettletonhollow.com/bamboo-sticks.html

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  33. You astound me w/ your ingenuity & creativity!! It's gorgeous & I esp. love the shadows it casts. Magical. (BTW, you were fabulous on the Nate B show!!)

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  34. great job janell!!!! the painted bamboo is so fresh and modern.

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  35. Oooh, it's lovely, romantic, and functional at any time of the day! Love it!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  36. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate your kind words.

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  37. Looks fantastic, Janell! Love how it adds so much texture to the space.

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  38. Love it! Especially in the evening hours. Perfect for a date night at home.
    -Jen

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  39. Heart heart heart! Oooh that texture had me at hello! Gorgeous my dear, inspiring!

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  40. Fantastic! I love it in the evening hours. Great work.

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  41. I LOVE it too, Janlel :-). Sorry. Coudn't resist the little name change. :-) I really do love it though.

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  42. Hilarious PK! (I was commenting way too early this morning and gave myself a new name in a comment on PK's blog...)

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  43. Looks fabulous! I was wondering how it would turn out and I love it! Another successful redo! :)

    I am on pins and needles waiting for your final touches on the master bedroom!

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  44. Looks fabulous! I was wondering how it would turn out and I love it! Another successful redo! :)

    I am on pins and needles waiting for your final touches on the master bedroom!

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  45. this was a great diy project, turned out awesome and i love your table too!

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  46. You did such a great job! Beautiful light!

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  47. I'm just chiming in to say what everyone has already said. Janell, it looks great and I love that you showed the light at different times of the day.

    -Rene

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  48. Wow, That's os unique! I haven't seen it yet. Really beautiful and "soft". Perfect for a nook.
    Great idea!

    Luciane, from www.HomeBunch.com

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  49. Wow, That's os unique! I haven't seen it yet. Really beautiful and "soft". Perfect for a nook.
    Great idea!

    Luciane, from www.HomeBunch.com

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  50. The shade looks AMAZING ! I am inspired.
    :)

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  51. looks so pretty and modern!!! The bamboo looks great in white

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  52. Janell, amazing it is beautiful, and at night the glow is wonderful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  53. You ueber talented girl, you! It looks like something from the expensive design store on 1st avenue (in Seattle). 5 stars.

    And the white chairs are lovely too.

    ox, Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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