DIY Pendant Light

DIY Pendant Light

Hey guys! Have you ever had a light-bulb idea go off in your head- well I did with these DIY Pendant Lights!

So we had these little dangling overhead lights in our breakfast area…. and they were pretty much just “meh.”

DIY Pendant Light

They were origionally a vibrent blue and yellow mosaic pattern, which was so not my style. SO for a quick fix when we moved in, we sprayed them white with a heat resistant spray-paint. Much better, but I still wasn’t loving it.

One day I was dreaming of doing a hanging Edison Bulb light somewhere in our house, and I literally couldn’t think of a good place to justify buying one (to justify to my husband, that is. Lol!)

And then:

LIGHTBULB

I was like, “I can unscrew the shade things in the kitchen for the same effect!”

DIY Pendant Light

It was such a simple fix too- I did it while the kids (and my husband) were napping on a Saturday.

DIY Pendant Light

First, I unscrewed the light bulb, making sure that the switch was off, and that they were cool to the touch.

DIY Pendant Light

Then I carefully screwed the shade off,

DIY Pendant Light

You can see a little bit of the painter’s tape blue color it originally was on the top…. yuck.

DIY Pendant Light

Then I screwed the bulbs back in. My hubby doesn’t like the orange Edison Bulb glow, so we just stuck to the original bright ones.

DIY Pendant Light

I put the “lamp cover things” in the garage in case we want to put them back up when we sell.

DIY Pendant Light

LOVE IT!

DIY Pendant Light

It’s much more subtle, which is what I wanted because of the awesome barn door hutch and arrow thing we have going on.

DIY Pendant Light

Here it is form the side.

DIY Pendant Light

And here’s a pic of them on at night. They look so good in real person, and the room is much brighter with them this way too.

DIY Pendant Light

It’s like 1000% better than the original.

That’s it for now. My husband got called into work overnight, so he has the day off. yay!

Hope you have a wonderful day everyone!

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    Love it! …and the extra splash of green you added to the area.

  2. Krystal says:

    It's amazing what a simple change can do, I love the look of the exposed bulbs! And your breakfast area color scheme is so great I had to pin it, thanks for sharing!

    Krystal | http://floradelsoul.com/

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