Have you ever thought about making your own custom lamps or light fixtures for your home, but were stopped by a nagging fear that you might blow something up? That’s where we started! And that’s where so many of our customers start as well.
When I Like That Lamp first started in 2013, our only product was a DIY lampshade kit, but we received countless questions from customers asking us how to safely wire a lamp from scratch. And it’s probably no surprise that people’s main concern was electrocuting themselves, or risking faulted wiring.
So we set out to DIY a lamp, and here’s what we learned:
Seriously guys. We were so shocked at how easy it was. The actual wiring process alone takes less than 5 minutes!
So why do most people settle for generic, cookie-cutter lighting rather than DIY-ing the lamp of their dreams? Some people worry that their DIY lighting project will look hand-made and stand out for all the wrong reasons.
Well…. Can you guess which one of these Instagram lamp posts was handmade?
The correct answer is all of them! ALL DIYs and ALL gorgeous! You’re completely capable of DIY-ing a beautiful lamp you love. It all starts with a DIY Lamp Wiring Kit, and the rest is up to you.
So how do you actually go about wiring a lamp socket? We’ve said it’s easy-as-pie, but that doesn’t really tell you everything you need to know. So we’ve put together this tutorial for you to see step-by-step just how do-able it is.
If you know how to do this, you can make a hanging light fixture, a pendant light, a tripod lamp, a marble or wood base lamp - the sky’s the limit!
Our DIY Lamp Kit also includes extra bits & bobs so you can completely customize your light fixture.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and DIY yourself a beautiful lamp you love!