ARCHITECTURE_Pipe and Flange Lamp

DSC_0775 As promised in this lighting fixture post, I had another plumbing pipe lamp in the works that I wanted to share!

I originally planned for this project to be a DIY, but somehow lost the process photos and also think it was a little complicated for a tutorial. If you have some basic construction knowledge, I totally recommend playing around with pipe to create a lighting fixture or even try something like this.

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If you're hesitant about wiring, just go to your local hardware store and ask someone. They can tell you how to do it in no time and some good tips. I just make all of my fixtures out of extension cords that are around 2 dollars.

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I hope you enjoy this minimal sort of raw lighting fixture. I am becoming more interested in lighting because I'm currently learning about electric lighting in my environmental control systems class. It has me thinking that I should try to create some sort of lampshade for this to make a nicer quality of light.

If you're interested in more lighting projects, I recently came across this DIYthat I love, and this blog has some good ones as well!

Keep up with all my projects on Instagram on @punkrockparti

DIY_Pegboard Organizer

DSC_0782 Today I found this scrap of pegboard in the wood shop at my school, and I knew I had to make something with it! I decided to go for the most typical use for the material--an organizer. But, I was in desperate need of a way to store all of my bracelets so I couldn't resist!

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You will need some pegboard, a drill, 2 screws, and these long strips of hooks which I found at Home Depot for about 2 bucks each.

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Simply screw the pegboard into your wall at the top corners. Don't screw all the way into the wall because when you slide in the hooks, they will need to rest against the wall.

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Slide in the hooks into the holes. I offset mine for an asymmetrical look.

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Finally, hang up your jewelry! You can also use the holes to hang up longer earrings.

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And here's the finished product! I'm so happy with this and it was really fast to hang up.

Thanks for reading! Check out all of my other DIY projects or keep up with my process on Instagram @punkrockparti