Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DIY Lighting 101


Bethany and I are obsessed with light fixtures and have been trying our hand at designing and executing our own.  This simple pair of pendants was one of our first tries.  They now belong to a client whose home we are continuing to work on, but boy, this was a fun and super easy creation.


We bought 2  new aluminum hammered trashcans and cut holes in the top with a hole saw (used for cutting holes for door hardware). We got our pendant kits from Lowe's, but I have also bought alot of hardwire kits from World Market.




Hopefully this will encourage you to give DIY Lighting a try.  I'm currently into a large DIY fixture for my dining room  now and will post that soon.  

Shine on!







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13 comments:

  1. Such a great looking and genius idea

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  2. Cool! Now that pendant light kits are so easy to come by, it's a lot of fun to see what unconventional things can be made into light fixtures. Anyone can do this!

    I did this with some vintage green glass shades over the winter, using track light pendant kits. So easy and really original!

    http://hartwoodroses.blogspot.com/2014/01/progress-on-shack-and-how-to-make-track.html

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  3. Very cool, Nancy! I will keep it in mind for my next project.

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  4. Wow! I love it! Please share an installation pic! Xo

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  5. Very cool ladies, I am so impressed!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  6. Let me start with the genius of your thought process. You looked at trash cans and saw pendent lights? Brilliant! Nope, I couldn't do it--I'm a "Lucy" and have not business using power tools. Great job, girls!

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  7. Wow. I am so impressed with your creativity! You go girls! xo, N.G.

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  8. I think it's wonderful your doing this and your first project, a success! Can't wait to see the one for your Dining!

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  9. I really like this blog. And thanks to given this idea and post this blog. It's very useful to me for design my home with different verities of diy lighting.
    DIY Ideas

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  10. These are great. I like how you both are willing to make things as part of your design process!

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  11. Love these....trash cans....who knew:)

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  12. Very cute!! If they are trash cans I'm guessing the scale is big which is awesome. I want to see them hung!

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