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« on: May 03, 2008 02:48:40 AM »

My creation for this challenge

Inspired by http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2006/11/11/recycled-pvc-pipes-to-lamps/


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This was one of two ideas that I had to work with, this one was definatly the easiest, quickest and by far the messiest to do.

Sorry no in progress pics, once I start I don't have time to stop - if I do it would not have got finished. And we all no what a bit of plumbers pipe looks like, not very exciting.

Made with a 1 metre length of plumbers PVC pipe, holes where all drilled out with four different sized hole saws and 2 different sized drill bits.  Scrubbed, washed and all the daggy bits of melted plastic cut off for a smooth look.  Several coats of black gloss paint.  Inside is lined with heavy fabric stabiliser to soften the glow.  Inside are a small string of christmas lights (temporary) - not very fire friendly at the moment but being in the country nothing is opened on the weekend so will be taking it into the electricians on Monday to get a more suitable light source to put in it.  Will definatly be keeping this one for my daughters room - I LOVE how this turned out.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 03:12:37 AM »

I love how this turned out too!!!! I want one for every room in my house!!! This is too cool for words!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 05:13:25 AM »

 Shocked your is just as good as the one for $750!!! holy moly! what a great idea tho. i bet it throws cool lighting on the walls
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 07:10:41 AM »

oh how cool!!  I'm picturing smaller versions for use outside in my yard
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 08:19:15 AM »

Amazing. I would love to make one for a night light for my little sister. I think the fabric inside was an awesome idea. Now it's like mood lighting!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008 09:08:18 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 09:19:31 AM »

I think this is the best so far, and I even entered!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008 09:50:53 AM »

that looks awesome. the design is really the best part - great job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008 10:43:10 AM »

Extremely creative. I love the effect. Congrats.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008 05:40:24 PM »

i think if you use LED xmas lights it will not be dangerous.

looks great
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