Interior Design | DIY Lighting Fixture



have I mentioned that lighting is everything well I'm telling you now and I'm going to show you how to make the most amazing Edison bulb chandelier I created this quick and easy but very cool looking light fixture a couple years ago when I was in Chicago my son's apartment he needed a light in the corner and we didn't want to spend a lot of money so we were at IKEA and I came across these really amazing socket things and they're on 15 foot long cords I made one for him and it looks pretty cool couple years after that I decided to make one from my backyard and I did it with nine so if you're going to do this project and you're going to make it like mine you're going to need nine of these sockets these are from Ikea and they're called keema see it h e– Mme it comes with an actual light bulb don't use this light bulb it's really a funky make it's an LED weird looking bulbs don't use that so just put that aside unwrap the twist ties and cut off the tags we hate tags tags are tacky then you're going to need nine lightbulbs and I chose to use the Edison bulbs because I think they're really cool they don't put off a ton of light so if I have nine lights up here and it's not on a dimmer it's not going to be so bright that it's going to like you know glare in everyone's eyes and I bought them in two different sizes most of them are the big ones but I have a couple small ones just to break it up a little bit now what you're going to need is something to a fix the light bulb to this is an iron piece and actually I had least make it for me and it's slightly curved because my Cabana is slightly curved and if you don't happen to have an iron guy in your back pocket which I'm sure most of you don't in fact mine is hard to find as it is so you might want to use like even a piece of iron gate a vintage piece of iron something that's going to give you something you could have fixed these two if you want to do it like I did in Scotts apartment I literally used sealing hook all right these are heavy-duty I don't think you need and quite this strong you can use something like a cup hook that I got at Home Depot there's also 3m hooks now some of the ones that you can buy hold more weight these are not heavy honestly they are not heavy I have used this on a lot of things at Christmastime and these will not leave a mark on your ceiling so if you're renting this may be the direction that you want to go you're going to want to use some zip ties to keep them in place so once I get all those nine chords down I need to plug them into something I have two power strips and they are mounted on top of each other it works great so those are the ingredients you're going to need and you're probably gonna need a pair of scissors and if you're like me you might need your glasses step number one mount your iron piece or whatever going to use so mine happens to be dead center of my cupboard Cabana area it's good thing it's cover to just let it just started to rain I know that all of my chords are going to end up over on this side so I'm going to kind of fish this through and where I start number one is I pick the very center of my chandelier to be my longest cord pull this down slow flexible and I'm going to get my cord exactly where I want it so now all of my cord is hanging on the top part by the way this is actually a really good project to do with a friend because then they can tell you how high in hello otherwise you got to get up and down so I already got up got down and made all those height decisions so when I undid it to do this video I numbered everything so I kind of remember where it was okay do you see that this looks like this like crazy thing and it kind of is but when you make yours you're going to pull all the cords over to one side like I did here and then I just took wire and I wrap the cords together to make one long kind of cord to take it down to the side so here you can see look mine are all you can tell even right here that there are different heights so I'm going to start with my Center one and I marked it so I would know which one it is can you believe that the one day I chose to do a DIY I chose to do an outdoor DIY on the one day that it rains in San Diego I mean I should go buy a lottery ticket and I'm going to pull this one through right about here all the way across and here's my Center and then I'm going to go right like this so notice that I'm putting these up right now without bulbs on it because you don't want to break your ball before you're figuring this out so see you here it's the length and cameramen how how tall do you think that is off the table yes two feet and I got short legs okay so the way you make a zip-tie longer you should take a second zip tie and you feed it through and just go in just a little bit so that you get as long of a despise you can and then I'm going to come over here I love zip ties they're like the best thing I wish I would have I wish I would have invented zip ties can you imagine I would be rich okay if these cords run through your iron piece put it in the location you want and get it to the height and the link that you want and then secure it and then I'm going to go down here and up here and over here okay do you see the different heights already and have this come down right here there you go are you seeing the different heights pretty cool huh the desk the same exact height camera man is this one no mm it was not good we're doing good one of the reasons I wanted to do this particular video right now is because this month in the design sessions it's all about lighting you guys if there was one thing I could tell you about my projects since I've started out as an interior designer the one aspect that is made the biggest difference of anything is lighting so you don't want to miss this design session so if you're not already signed up you guys need to go do it there'll be a link in the description box below if you're going to be the best thing you've ever done for yourself and your family as it relates to your own home interior all right so now it's as simple as just put note light bulbs in screw these in and then for you you guys will then take all your cords over to the side wrap them up together like mine are and then take that whole grouping of cords down the side two power strips the cords are woven through come down around so that you can plug them all in and turn it on I've had this up I think three years now and we do get rain occasionally and I've never had a problem same bulbs they've lasted I think probably because where they're plugged in is covered so that part never gets wet leave me a comment below and let me know what you think and I will see you guys at the next design session Saturday January 28 at 10 o'clock so what do you think isn't this amazing I mean it's kind of like dreaming like light I mean they always look like I have a jellyfish coming down at you because of those Edison filaments I love it I hope you give this a try

32 Comments

  • Carlitos Bersoza

    April 12, 2019

    LOVE THIS!! Great inspiration for my new apartment. Thanks!!!

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  • Fine Art Aerial

    April 12, 2019

    5:09 Your breaking new ground with that Einstein!! lol.. Great video!!

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  • Sneha Padala

    April 12, 2019

    Its beautiful but it looks little ugly when we look up and whole set up is visible. Is there any tip to cover that?

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  • Rio Morga

    April 12, 2019

    Nice design, but used too much wires and plugs, (electricians point of view)

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  • maryann rumford

    April 12, 2019

    Loved it!!!

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  • joe selzer

    April 12, 2019

    what if i do not want to hang them low but as high as i can the light i using is LED thy look like Flying Saucer Shape thy are Flux: 4000 lm 3 of then with a space from each other https://www.lazada.com.ph/-i142179040-s162087659.html?spm=a2o4l.order_list.detail_image..532d3e17bY7lXN&urlFlag=true&mp=1 the 50 watt ones then the fixtures are this https://www.lazada.com.ph/-i6184684-s7839286.html?spm=a2o4l.order_list.detail_image..25d93e17EiIyU1&urlFlag=true&mp=1
    but i did not know what to use to hang then with but finally u told me what to use i was going to use screw eye but the cord had to fit though the screw eyes on the third screw eye had to fit 3 cords i wish i could show you a pic of how i wanted then to hang so all i can do is say i want then so thy barely hang where the socket is almost touch the screw or hook also the cord have to over lap each other on top of the other 1 cord will not have any thing overlapping but the second will have just on on top overlapping and the 3rd one will have 3 overlapping i do not want then to hang low because i want it to give a bigger area of Light that why to hang as high as i can

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  • littlemonkey321

    April 12, 2019

    just for your information, you can take only one cable and split it at the ironing web, no need to take so many separate cables

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  • rashad pleasant

    April 12, 2019

    Take 2 seconds to ask your cameraman his name and use it… Nice lighting ideas, light lady. ?

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  • Craig 003646

    April 12, 2019

    Looks as awesome as the woman putting it together ….is there a way to link all the lights to one power lead to plug in I wonder …any electrians here to answer I wonder …instead of six
    Plugs in to one ?

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  • Nicole Sharp

    April 12, 2019

    I love it!!!

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  • Elizabeth Smith

    April 12, 2019

    I have been wanting to get some of these! Thank you for your artistic design . Giving me some ideas ! Thank you !

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  • Mayya . Artist

    April 12, 2019

    Your chandelier choices are so unique and beautiful , but mostly they are expensive to buy for my house. The designs I liked cost more than 1000 dollars, it's so pricy for me

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  • Charlene Genovese

    April 12, 2019

    Love love love!! Definitely it's a great idea for outdoors! Thanks Rebecca for sharing xxx

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  • Deak Bela

    April 12, 2019

    Nagyon gáz!

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  • Nolan Arentz

    April 12, 2019

    Great idea for a light fixture! Wire management could be a bit neater, but this project was a great start to get my brain cogs spinning!

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  • Chris Con

    April 12, 2019

    Love your hair… getting more and more gorgeous every time… 🙂

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  • Toshi Stokes

    April 12, 2019

    REBECCA ROBESON, you are the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH! Thank you so much for sharing this! A girl CAN dream! THANK YOU!!!!!

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  • bmbertges

    April 12, 2019

    Cords are tacky??? What about the mess of wires with what looked like duct tape around them. Why not take them all to a junction box, then a single lamp cord

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  • Jane Hill

    April 12, 2019

    Wow Robeson that is really inspiring? thank you!!! I want to share a quick tip with you. I found a LED bulb that lights just like a burning flame. Have you seen these?? I think it would be great for bedroom or fireplace. I ordered two from this site https://wantthemall.com/products/led-flame-effect-light-bulb

    Let me know what do you think??

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  • Pedro Villegas

    April 12, 2019

    I usually don't comment on any videos but i really loved yours, I love your personality and the projects, and we are neighbors, im from Tijuana, thanks for sharing this amazing projects with us.

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  • Valerie Carmichael-Woosley

    April 12, 2019

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!

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  • Ultra Beam Lighting Ltd

    April 12, 2019

    So Simple but very effective love it

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  • Mark Deguzman

    April 12, 2019

    Bed bath and beyond have great Edison style LEDs. Uses a LOT less electricity and looks just as great if not better than the classic

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  • Kowabungaaaaaaaaaaa

    April 12, 2019

    love your video 😀

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  • Twisted Reina

    April 12, 2019

    Clickbait?! Shame on you.

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  • Claire Larece

    April 12, 2019

    love the lights

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  • Thasred

    April 12, 2019

    i love this idea!!!!

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  • Sana Sajid Khan

    April 12, 2019

    great idea love it thx sweety??

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  • Prissy Barrera

    April 12, 2019

    I LOVE IT!!!

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  • Nethia

    April 12, 2019

    i love you
    you are the queen of interior makeover.

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  • ZA Naseem

    April 12, 2019

    Lovely great idea

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  • Hey Huda

    April 12, 2019

    Your awesome Rebecca!! Saw these lights on Amazon but was at a loss on how to hang them. Now I have a better visual !!

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