Jeremy Framstad at Grace Community Church in Fremont, Ohio brings us this lovely rug and lamp design.
Jeremy pitched the Illuminate idea to a couple in his church that has a knack for scoring big at garage sales about a year ago. A year later they were ready to go. Most of the lamps were purchased for $2 or $3. Lots of them were just donated. They ended up with about 150 lamp. They filled their atrium spaces as well as the stage.
On stage there were fourteen individual dimming channels that the lamps were strategically plugged into. All the lamps had incandescent 40 watt bulbs in them so they could be dimmed. The overhead “lamp drops” were made in house for the specific lengths.
The budget for this set was $450–with a lot of garage sale and Goodwill runs.