So in my never-ending quest to avoid business work, and re-decorate my entire house without spending more than $20, I bring you the “new” addition to my bedroom: the 35mm Film Side-Table Light!
I made it by ripping apart an old side table light I had purchased with an ex, so I was more than happy to make it into something way cooler (and of course, rip it apart). It was originally this rather tacky oriental-inspired, flimsy lantern thing, with textured paper (it’s not that it was entirely that ugly, but it was brown, black and white, and I wanted colour!).
It was all really easy to do. All I did was take the wooden sides apart, and rip the bamboo and paper out (that was surprisingly easy, it looked like it was hot glued in there with only about 6 dots of glue). I spray painted the wooden frame yellow, and glued three bands of 35mm film into the back. But my favourite part of this light is at night time, when it projects colour all over the room. ^_^
I’m really happy with how it turned out. It took me about 4 days from start to finish (that includes drying times and what not), but I probably spent about four hours working on it. Since I used materials that I already had, this project effectively cost me nothing! Hurrah! Let me know what you think.