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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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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008 06:22:18 PM »

This is so freakin' awesome!  Gotta have one.
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008 12:16:32 AM »

Fantastic! I love this!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008 12:20:41 AM »

Whoot! I love this!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008 08:11:43 PM »

That's soooo awesome! I would love to make one of these, its just so great. It would be sweet to make one that's like... from the floor to the ceiling  Cheesy Just my imagination going.. it would also be cool to make something kinda like that and have the holes/circles be neon colors.. It would then match a table my roommate and I painted... and that would be sweeeeet!! Anyways, good job!
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008 03:24:32 PM »

awesome!!
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