Modern Light Fixtures You Won’t Believe are DIY

Have you ever considered making your own light fixture? When it came to updating the lighting inside our RV, I looked at several options and quickly became mesmerized by all of the beautiful designs available.

However, with so many darn lights to update I soon figured out that DIY would be the best route to get the design I want, while sticking within budget.

I had planned to share a tutorial on the first light fixture I created above our rustic modern media cabinet, but a few weeks ago my computer crashed, booooooo. And of course I was super lame and hadn’t backed up my photos in over a month, which is the longest stretch I have ever gone without backing up my files. #lessonlearned.

Here’s a sneak peek of my light fixture inside the RV:

Sneak Peek of the new light fixture I created for our RV | MountainModernLife.com

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I think finding the right bulbs and figuring out the whole 12v/120v side of the lighting for our RV may have been more difficult than actually making the light itself, haha. (Update: Read about updating the lighting in your RV here).

On the bright side I still have several more light fixtures to make so I’ll take new photos of the next light fixture, and share a post about it soon.

Until then I wanted to share some mid-century modern light fixtures I found inspiring that also helped guide me along the process. I had never made a light fixture from scratch before so I was pretty nervous. However, I can now say that I look forward to making more 🙂

DIY Mid-Century Modern Light Fixtures | MountainModernLife.comSince we are going for a rustic modern design inside our motorhome and have rustic wood details throughout, I wanted to keep the lighting a bit more modern.

If you’re looking to save money by creating your own modern chandelier or just want to find some ideas for that next room makeover, then I hope you will find inspiration from this post.

Click on the source link below the image to find more information about the specific light fixture, as most of these have pretty good tutorials.

Modern Light Fixtures You Won’t Believe are DIY

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Bent Arm Chandelier from Vintage Revivals

DIY Bent Arm Chandelier | Vintage Revivals

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Light Fixture from Sarah M Dorsey Designs

DIY Modern Light Fixture | Sarah M Dorsey Designs

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Mid-Century Inspired Light Fixture from ModFrugal

DIY Brass Chandelier | ModFrugal

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: Lindsey Adelman DIY Light Design from Remodelista

DIY Lindsey Adelman Pendant Light | Remodelista

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Brass Chandelier with Round Bulbs from VelvetToolbox

DIY Brass Chandelier | Velvet Toolbox

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: Modern Brass Chandelier from One King's Lane

DIY Modern Brass Chandelier | One King’s Lane via Little Green Notebook

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Modern Brass Chandelier from HomeDit

DIY Brass Light Fixture | HomeDit 

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: DIY Modern Brass Arrow Light Fixture from DesignSponge

DIY Arrow Light | DesignSponge

Thinking about making your own light fixture? You've gotta check out these DIY Modern Light Fixtures you won't believe are handmade! Photo: Lindsey Adelman DIY Light Kit

You Make It Chandelier Kits | Lindsey Adelman

Which light fixture is your favorite?

Do you plan to tackle your own light fixture for your home or RV? If so we would love to hear about it in the comments below!


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2 Comments
  • Yes we have been making our own lights for a couple of months now and just started blogging about it. It’s sooooo fun! Can’t wait to see your creations!

    June 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

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