Recessed Light to Pendant Light

With a kitchen full of recessed lighting, Jessie from Imperfectly Polished had been dreaming of adding pendants above her island. After some research, she and her husband figured out how to convert one of the lights into a 3-light hanging pendant. They built a rustic beam and used Edison bulbs with glass vases as pendants to add some personality.


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Jute Chandelier

Holy moly! Everywhere I look I happen upon another fabulous project with rope. Jordin at I Love That! dressed up her builder grade chandelier with jute cording (a WHOLE lot of jute cording!). Jordin invested a lot of time into this project, but I’d say it was well worth all those hours of meticulous wrapping […Read More]

Recipe Light Fixture

My regular KOD readers may remember the revamped pantry of Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate that included cute little rope pulls. Well, the latest addition is a cool new hanging light fixture decked out with recipes from one of Cassandra’s cookbooks. The idea of using cookbook pages is so perfect for a […Read More]

Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason jars are for more than just canning nowadays. Check out this chandelier made by Cassandra and Nate from The Life of CK and Nate, who suspended their jars from braided jute and added a few light bulbs for a soft glow. This would make for a great upcycle project if you’ve got a stockpile […Read More]

Ribbon Chandelier

Johanna from Taloja ja Toiveita (House and Hopes) was head over heels when she laid eyes on a funky, and, of course, expensive, chandelier made out of felt. Johanna recreated the draped look with strips of satin ribbon and a wire lampshade frame (and lots of patience!). By varying the number of loops, you could […Read More]

Cube Pendant Light

Mandi from Vintage Revivals recently decided to redecorate her daughter’s bedroom in hopes of creating a magical space that inspires imagination and creativity. Part of the makeover included a modern cube light fixture that she constructed from wood dowels and a pendant light. Mandi was able to create her own design that was simpler to […Read More]

Modern Pendant Light

Holly from Adventures of an Almost Forty Year Old Intern was inspired by a vintage pendant light from a ritzy website to create her own less expensive version (which was not too difficult when the original cost $1800!)  I like how Holly zeroed in on her favorite elements of the original, the golden look and […Read More]

Picture Frame Lantern Light

Kari from The Sunset Lane was inspired to create this lantern light fixture after being conked on the head by a rebellious picture frame.  Instead of rehanging the frame, Kari paired it with matching frames to form a lantern shape. She used the guts from a thrift store fixture for her light source and gave […Read More]