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Upcycling: Lighting Projects
The course starts with some tips on working with vintage or antique lighting, when to get specialist help from a qualified electrician and what you can tackle on your own. There is lots of inspiration and ideas for repurposing kitchen items such as ceramic jelly moulds, metal colanders and salad shakers as light fittings. This is combined with using contemporary, decorative retro flex and filament bulbs to give a contemporary rustic look. Recovering wire lampshades are shown in detail and in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a drum shade covered with lace doilies, sewn very simply by hand, to more complicated coverings for lampshades using a lining and repurposed silk scarves. The correct application of haberdashery trims are shown to give a more finished appearance to the projects Drawing inspiration from architect’s scale models is the idea behind using a lucky find to create an unusual lighting feature which can become not just a lighting feature, but also a changing miniature stage set Finally, a project to upcycle old metal loaf tins as wall sconces gives the opportunity to experiment with outdoor lighting.