Over the past few months, we’ve been making some changes to our boys’ bedroom. So far, we have painted the bed sun yellow, painted a chevron pattern on a jute rug, created free magazine art, refinished and decorated a bookshelf, and made more DIY origami art. Heck, we even reorganized the closet! The bedroom redesign we started last summer is nearly complete. The finishing touch is a wood veneer version of the Moooi Random pendant I made using iron on veneer edging.
I fell hard for the Moooi Random pendant, but not the price.
I searched the internet to try to find a cheaper version and stumbled across a few home made versions using yarn, glue and an inflatable ball. Too messy for my situation. Then, we bought a roll of iron on wood veneer for cabinet faces, but we didn’t like it. I decided to put it to good use to make a Moooi Random-esque light. I gathered my supplies:
To start, I looped a piece of veneer to the circumference of fixture I wanted. After cutting about 20 strips, I used a hot glue gun to join the ends, creating circles.
Next, overlap the circles and glue at touch points.
Continue gluing the strips in a random pattern. You can bend the circles to fit inside the cage, too.
Once you’ve filled created a design you like, find an opening to fit a socket kit into. Then, install in the room and admire your new, thrifty, but oh so modern light.
Because of the design, the shade casts really fun shadows, too.
It’s that simple. Thank you so much for having me today, Kristy!
Thanks for sharing, Amanda! Check out the full tutorial on her blog.