Modern Guest Bedroom

Strings, a balloon, carpet remnants and galvanized pipes — these materials and a lot of design creativity transform this space into a modern industrial guest bedroom.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionCooper found a cool, modern light fixture in a designer showroom for $750 — way beyond the budget — so he decides to replicate it with some string, a punch balloon and $60 in materials.
He blows up the balloon, sprays on some adhesive and then wraps it with cotton twine, which will absorb the stiffener. He thoroughly applies a shellac-based spray to the string, and after it dries, he pops the balloon and removes it, leaving the string shell. A simple pendant light fixture and shade are fed through the top and wired to the ceiling. Voila! Mod designer lighting at a fraction of the cost!