Turn Quilting Hoops into a Pendant Light

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Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body turned quilting hoops into a beautifully-shaped wood pendant light for her family. Tasha made just a couple of changes from her West Elm inspiration, including a darker stain color and socket adapter to allow for more light. That’s what you gotta love about DIY – you get exactly what you want for way less, in this case $150 less!

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Make Your Own Farmhouse Light for Less

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Susan from Homeroad threaded an inexpensive hanging light from Home Depot through a ceiling fan pole to create her own farmhouse light. The original stainless steel finish was a bit too shiny for Susan’s taste so she painted it a rich oil-rubbed bronze, giving it just the older, more vintage look she was after. Susan loves it so much she’s now on the prowl for more items in need of an oil-rubbed bronze makeover!

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Copper Pendant Light

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I was majorly wowed when I clicked over and saw these eye-catching copper barn lights Kirstin of Kojo Designs created using IKEA pendants. Here’s from Kirstin: “Since the copper barn lights I kept falling in love with were way out of our price range, we figured why not try to use a $30 IKEA pendant light to recreate the look. I was thrilled when it actually worked.” These truly are gorgeous and require only some spray paint to replicate!

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Faux Mercury Glass Pendant

faux mercury glass pendant

This DIY mercury glass pendant is the very first project Tricia shared on her new blog Simplicity in the South. She had been wanting to try out Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. With a few coats of the paint, Tricia made an inexpensive shade from Lowes look like the $400 one she’d been drooling over!

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Caged Metal Pendant Light

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Tricia from Simplicity in the South wanted to replace the bare bulb in the ceiling of her son’s closet-turned-workspace. She was inspired by a caged pendant light that appealed to her vintage style and was able to replicate the look with supplies she ordered online. Tricia’s knockoff is the spitting image of her RH inspiration and cost only a third of the price!

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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]

Industrial Light Fixture

Jessie from Imperfectly Polished and her husband wanted a fun, new light for their closet remodel.  Jessie found a rope pendant light on Pinterest and starting working on a plan to make their own industrial-style fixture.  Using supplies from the local hardware store, they had their new light for only about $23. If you have […Read More]