Here I show you the light installation I´ve done in my hallway/Corridor, it´s getting an industrial look again (wich the whole flat slowly becomes).
it`s made of three old steel boxes (wich i found in the cellar of an wrecked house), an old gauge, thre ceramic lamp sockets and sometextile covered cables. so it´s very cheap.
You can also build somthing like this with an plug, so you can use it as an desklamp or somthing similar.
Again it isn´t really step by step, but its easy to do, i will try to explain it good enough.
-at first i cleaned up the boxes from dirt and grease of the centuries, i used an steam jet, and some brakecleaner afterwards.
-then isanded it with an fine abrasive pad, i only wnat to clear paint cause i like this rough look.
-drilling the holes for the lamp sockets, drill the holes for wallmounting ( i did these ones very low in the box so they are hidden behind the bulb when mounted)
-Painting, cleaning again at first than i hang the boxes with very thin wellding wire in a good hight so i can achieve good all around.
Painting with clearcoat several thin layers.
-put the cabels through the (hollow) socket screw, put the wisher over, put through the hole in Steelbox. and fix it with tape.
-do some marks at the wall in the position you like to mount the lamps
-drill holes at that position, put an dowel in and screw the boxes to the wall
-screw the sockets to the boxes
-screw in the bulb
Now you can lay the cabels in the way you like, i use an extra switch with each lamp so i can use them seperatly.
the baldachin i use is an old Voltmeter wich tunes in with switching the lights.
Hope you like it.