The lighting of your home can totally make or break the ambiance. You could have the most beautiful, well-appointed living room in the world – but if you light the place with one of those offensive florescent stick bulbs, it’s going to look less like a cozy living space and more like an outdated doctors office. The trouble is, good lamps are hard to find. And when you do find them, they’re incredibly expensive. So what’s a good-lighting-lover to do? Well, for starters, you can check out this list. Here, we’ve put together 15 awesome DIY projects that will take your lamps to the next level on a budget. Get ready to light it up.