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Decorate your kitchen with vintage lights

Decoration turned into a new level!

Go vintage and wild: With just a few wooden strips you can learn how to make vintage lights. The kitchen is no longer the room of the house that doesn't deserve a decoration lamp. This will give your kitchen a cosy detail that will turn it into a unique space.

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIALS

- Construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All)
- Wooden strip made of spruce or pine (30 x 30 mm)
- Wooden strip made of spruce or pine (5 x 30 mm)
- Three modern industrial lamps
- Wood paint

TOOLS

Hand saw, Mitre box, Paint brush, Paint tray, Safety gloves, 150-grit sandpaper, Cloth

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Get the materials

You will need a construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), a 30 x 30 mm wooden strip made of spruce or pine, a 5 x 30 mm wooden strip made of spruce or pine, three modern industrial lamps, wood paint, a hand saw, a mitre box, a paint brush, a paint tray, safety gloves, sandpaper and a cloth.

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STEP 1

Mark the dimensions

Give an industrial but cosy look to your kitchen with this vintage light. For the structure that goes on the ceiling and that will hold your decorative lamps, mark the dimensions of the bar and wooden strip, considering the area of your kitchen. We'll mark two sections of 60mm from the 30x30 mm wooden strip, and another section measuring 1000mm. On the 5x30 mm wooden strip, we'll mark two sections of 80 mm that will be used as bases to glue the bar to the ceiling.

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STEP 2

Cut the wooden strips

Following the marks you’ve made in the previous step, it’s time to cut them. Cut the two sections of 60 mm from the 30x30 mm wooden strip and the 1000 mm with a 45º angle. Then, cut the two 80 mm sections from the 5x30 mm wooden strip.

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STEP 3

Sand and clean the pieces

Remove the dirt and dust after cutting in order to ensure good adhesion of the glue, by sanding all the sides with sandpaper and then wiping them with a cloth.

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STEP 4

Glue the sections I

Apply rows of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the 30x30 mm cut part of the 3 pieces that form the U, and to the 5 x 30 mm bases.

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Step 5

Glue the sections II

Then, glue them together, pressing for 10 seconds. Remove excess glue with a cloth and allow to dry for 24 hours when your structure will be ready. So easy!

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step 6

Paint the bar

Using the paint brush and tray, paint the entire bar with black paint; it gives a more industrial look that will look perfect in your kitchen. Make sure not to paint the part that will be in contact with the ceiling. What do you think?

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STEP 7

Glue the bar I

Apply rows of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the 5 x 30 mm wooden bases that will be in contact with the ceiling.

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STEP 8

Glue the bar II

Stick the structure to the ceiling, pressing for 10 seconds. Once again, remove excess glue with a cloth. Make sure that your ceiling  is clear of paint or wallpaper, it should be pure ceiling material only in order to guarantee a good adhesion. Allow to dry for 24 hours. In the meantime you can decide on the best decorative bulbs for it.

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STEP 9

Install the lights

Now you know how to make vintage lights with a nice arrangement with your hanging bulbs to creatively decorate your kitchen. You can use different size bulbs and have some higher than the others. There are no rules, but a guaranteed result - a great kitchen decoration! And in case you have a spare bulb, you can use it on a ceiling decorative lamp!

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