Saturday, August 15, 2015

Industrial Pendant Light

When looking for a light fixture for our "rustic nursery" I knew I wanted something used, not new and shiny. Which worked out great considering I also didn't want to spend a lot of money. Here's how we updated these old pendant lights.

They look pretty new in this photo, but they are scratched and a little banged up - perfect for the look I'm going for. (And for $25 each!) First, I cleaned them up - they were pretty dirty. Then I spray painted the top, white-parts, black.

To cover the cord, I found this really great roping in the floral department at Hobby Lobby. It has a wire inside so it's very bendable and stays in place. It's not too expensive either, about $5. 

Then I cut three pieces the same length and started braiding it.

Next, I wrapped the braided rope around the white electrical wire.

I knew I wanted a caged lamp guard to go over the light bulb and after doing a little searching online, I came across this one from for $3.99! (We had to modify the top slightly to make it fit our light.)

This cool vintage style light bulb also adds to the look, we got it at Home Depot for $9.

Put it all together and here ya go! So for about $38 here's the finished pendant light. I love it!

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