I got the idea for this project from a light fixture in a restaurant (I would say which, but I can't remember). They had a light fixture made of a colander on the ceiling, which gave a nice speckled effect. I decided to modify this, and make a colander into a hanging lamp above our dining room table.

Credit also goes to this post on IKEAhacker http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/08/dishy-lamps.html

Ikea says, quite believably, that their products are green. Please don't make a trip out to Ikea just for this.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools


Ordning Colander http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90011829 (on sale)" $4
Hanging lamp cord (usually in "as is" section): $0.50
Compact Fluorescent bulb (It's easy being green): $7

Total: $11.50


Dremel tool with cutting disk
Metal file (optional)
Ear protection

<p>hey great idea</p>
Very industrial :D
Nice. i made one of theses a few years ago. but a bit simpler. Have to say, mine doesnt look so good with an energy saving bulb :p
Hey, great idea and execution. Things like this sell for lots of money in designers shops!
Thanks! I love your guitar speaker, by the way. I'm building a Les Paul (just heard that he died today) , and your instructable convinced me to make my own amp stack for it when I'm done.
This is great! I've been looking for inspiration to create my own arch lamp, and this would work great for the shade. Now to find a way to create an arch with pipes. Thanks, this helps a lot.

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