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Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY Pendant Lighting with Lampshades

When we were redoing, okay gutting our main floor, I had the perfect image for the lights I wanted over the island. There was just one problem - the $ price tag. The lights I wanted started at $160 each! If anyone knows me, they know I wouldn't spend that on a light no matter how much I loved it.

So, I got creative. (Please excuse all ceilings... I need to get them painted!)


diy pendant lighting with with lampshades by martha.anne


In fact, back in the summer I even took a picture with my phone of the exact fixture I bought so I could share my steal with you. Lets just say we did both lights for $60. Are you ready for it? Here goes.

So, here are the style I wanted:


Ballard Designs - $299


Placed like this:


Pinterest


In white with a silver post. (Can't find that picture?)

And here is what I have:


diy pendant lighting over kitchen island by martha.anne


Spaced like this:


diy pendant light with chrome / silver post and white lampshade by martha.anne


In white with a silver post :o)


diy pendant lighting for $30 by martha.anne


How did we do it? First, we bought two glass pendant light fixtures from Home Depot for $20 each, where the glass was removable.


Home Depot light fixture


Then we bought the JONSBO lamp shades from Ikea for $10 each.


JONSBO lampshade from Ikea


First I removed the glass from the light fixture, then before the hubby installed it, slid the Ikea lamp shade down the post so that it would rest on the fixture. And, voila. Install and complete. Why pay over $300 when you can have these beauties for only $60. And... if you cut the lamp shade wire for easy on and off, you could also change out the shade to match seasonal decor!






(This post has been linked up on Setting For Four - http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/01/its-party-time-1-13-2013-linky-party.html and Creations by Kara - http://www.creationsbykara.com/2013/01/look-what-i-made-link-party-1-9-2013.html)