I wish I could say my love for all things industrial has started to tail off, but it hasnt! I’m still very much obsessed and my sons room is still very much feeling the brunt of it. Not to say my son minds this sudden style takeover. Industrial designing involves lots of cool looking numbers and he just loves numbers. I call him my little mathematician.
So, so far his industrial-rustic themed room has a wooden plank wall for atmosphere, an under bed toy box for storage, a metallic effect window valance, an IKEA hacked industrial cube for his clothes and what else…hmm oh yeah this awesome hanging light I created from a super large industrial Bobbin!
I just love it! It adds so much more character to his room!
As you can see, the bobbin is holding up the light (which is essentially a lamp plugged in across the room) and the lamp wire has been threaded through the pipes.
Can you believe this is actually a PVC pipe? We spray painted it to get the metallic look.
This is quite a quick project to do and you really can tailor it to suit you so this tutorial is not set in stone. I’ll talk you through it.
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2 x PVC pipes 22mm x 2m
1 x 90 degree elbow 22mm
22mm Nail clips
Black primer and silver spray paint
Black wire cage light (3m cabel length)
Ronseal Clear varnish (poly)
Wall plugs, washers
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The large industrial bobbin was sourced off eBay. First I gave it a good clean down and then varnished it.
Using wall plugs, washers and very long screws, the bobbin was secured in place into the wooden wall at one end, where there were four holes.
I then proceeded making the PVC pipes and pipe corners look less like PVC. I spray painted one coat of the black spray paint. I let that dry then spayed the metallic paint on top – but not evenly to achieve more of a rough look.
This was my spray paint combo. Once the pipe and corner was dry I sealed with varnish
Next, the pipe was attached to the wall and hammered in place using the nail clips.
As I mentioned earlier the light itself was a lamp with a 4m wire and socket at the end. My husband had to unscrew the socket from the wire, thread it through the pipe and then attach the socket on once it was all in place.
The pipe extended straight down to the floor skirting board and the 90 angle was used along with some more pipe to take it directly to the plug-in socket.
I then hung the pendant light from a little cup hook that I screwed into the bobbin.
And there you have it!
And here’s how the light looks when its switched on. Its actually quite calming and relaxing… and I should know. I find all excuses in the world to spend time in my sons room – snuggled up with him in the bed haha!
I wish I could show you the whole room but its not finished yet. So I hope you’ll keep following along! Mega excited about revealing his room this month!
I’d be even more excited if you shared this project with all your friends (share link are a top of the post). Thanking you!
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Hi. My name is Medina Grillo and I love all things DIY, DECOR and DESIGN related. I am a mother to a fantastic little boy and wife to an amazing husband who puts up with my crazy ideas and insane creative mood swings ( the best part is, he has a secret talent for woodwork but shhh you didn’t hear it from me!). I am the creator of this website and co-owner of the Grillo Designs Home Decorating Upcycling and DIY Facebook group.