diy tom dixon like beat lights

In Monday's post on Smock Cafe I mentioned that I would be back with an amazing DIY on how to make your own Tom Dixon like Beat Lights as featured in this new neighbourhood gathering spot. I first came across these lights in designer Sarah Keenleyside's home (we were shooting a new Hello! Neighbor post that I will have for you shortly). When she told me that she had made the lights out of $20 Ikea bowl I couldn't believe my eyes!

The light as seen in Sarah's own home.

In fact, I was so impressed I asked her if I could cover the project for one of my columns over at HGTV. She kindly agreed and the complete set of instructions and materials is listed over there. Honestly, this is an amazingly simple DIY that only requires 4-5 materials and maybe 30 minutes of your time in total. I don't know if Ikea has even seen this yet!

The Tom Dixon like Beat Lights as installed at Smock Cafe with added abacus wooden beads.

At Smock Cafe and Wonder Workshop, Sarah added another new playful touch to these DIY lights - hand painted wooden beads which she strung along the electrical cord for an abacus like effect. Apparently, there is no end to her creativity!

Head over to HGTV for the full DIY! And thanks Sarah for sharing this ingenious project with my readers!

Image credits:
1 - Kristin Sjaarda
2 - Sian Richards