Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY saw a tubular tripod lamp created by a design studio online and figured out this DIY version using copper pipes. Create one yourself with our step-by-step instructions.
Spray the lampshade with copper-color paint; let dry. Lay out the copper pieces as pictured. Connect the copper pieces to ensure they fit together properly (pipes will fit inside elbows, end caps, and cross fitting), then take apart. Thread the electrical cord through the center pieces from the bottom up.
Reassemble the pieces using industrial adhesive. As soon as you finish gluing, stand the lamp up, and let the glue dry overnight.
Connect the cord to the light socket, consulting an electrician if needed.