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DIY: Concrete Pendant Lamps from Soda Bottle Molds

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 06, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified Mar 05, 2015

The homemade concrete furnishings at Drift San Jose hotel on Mexico's Baja peninsula have us ready to try making our own. We plan to get going with this inexpensive DIY pendant light by designer  Ben Uyeda for online maker community  Brit + Co . Photography from Brit + Co. ( @britandco ). Above: The finished product, a DIY concrete pendant light hung from an Ikea wood bracket. Above: You likely already have on hand half of the required materials, such as empty plastic bottles, a drill, and sandpaper. You'll need to shop for concrete mix, a few pieces of hardware, and an electrical socket and switch. Uyeda points out that you can make more than 15 lamps with a $6 bag of concrete. Above: The basic concept: Create a bell-shaped mold by inserting a plastic bottle inside a plastic bottle. Fill with concrete and voilà. Above: Once the pendant has dried and been sanded, you'll learn to do some (very basic) electrical wiring.  Above: Uyeda wrapped the pendant's cord around a simple concrete wall hook. For a similar look, see the designer's DIY tutorial on Faceted Concrete Hooks and Shelves . Above: Uyeda used bottles of different shapes and concrete of different colors to add variety to his DIY lamp mix. For full instructions, visit  Brit + Co .  And as long as you're buying a bag of concrete, check out: DIY: A Concrete Stool for $5 DIY: Concrete Block Planters DIY: Wood and Concrete Task Lamp—for Under $10 DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters More Stories from Remodelista Remodeling 101: Polished Concrete Floors Remodeling 101: All You Need to Know About VOCs in Paint DIY: A Color-Blocked Wall Clock for $25






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