A DIY Pendant Light

Since our kitchen lighting has changed, we realized we need a new light fixture above the kitchen table. I know don’t be jealous of this amazing ceiling fan that was over the table.

I went looking for an amazing lamp and found this one at overstock.

But yes I looked at the price tag ($170) and just wanted to keep my money.

I went with my friend Lauren (she has an amazing blog) to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and found an amazing lamp shade. I love the shape and coloring. I figured you could make a pendant lamp out of it 🙂 haha

My amazing husband is so handy, I love that! We went to Home Depot and got all the supplies we needed. By the way go on a week night they are so helpful!

We got 2 feet of small chain to make sure we could make the lamp shade hang even.

A bit of a confusing picture but it is all hooked up to a larger chain to support the weight of the lamp.

The lamp is not directly in the center of the table so we made a few adjustments to make it centered, check out my hubby 🙂

Amazing right? I can’t believe a simple lamp shade turned into amazing pendant light!

What do you think? Thoughts?

 

 

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10 thoughts on “A DIY Pendant Light

  1. OMG, yall have been so productive the past couple weeks! I love the pendant light! I’ve been wanting to visit the habitat re-store… wanna pick your brain about how it was! 🙂

    • The Atlanta restore is great, you just can’t go with anything in mind because you will never find it!

      If you need a friend I will go with you!

    • Ann,

      The shade has 4 prongs, so we put the wire for the light in the center and used a basic light kit to then attach the where the light bulb went, does that help at all? haha

      Check out the 3rd picture in the blog, that will help! 🙂

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