Hi it’s Sarah Sherman Samuel from Smitten Studio & A Sunny Afternoon, popping in with this clever & super easy pendant light DIY. I was brainstorming on possible projects for my new home with my friend, and fellow maker, Lauren Bradshaw and she came up with this genius idea of turning this gold & black bowl from Ikea into a modern pendant lamp. I love that it is an inexpensive way of getting the look of a Tom Dixon “Beat Light.”
Supplies I used for this are: 1. this dish, 2. pendant kit, 3. a power drill, 4. a 1.75″ hole saw, 5. a pretty antique style bulb.
For the first step, I measured to find the very middle point of the back of the dish and drilled through using the 1.75″ hole saw bit (which you can find at any hardware store). This took a bit of elbow grease and a steady hand. Also, be careful of the little metal splinters and dust that come off while drilling, safely glasses would be a good idea! Once the drill goes all the way through you’ve got the hole in the dish to insert the threaded part of the pendant light. After that, just screw on the little ring from the kit, hang the pendant and that’s it! You’ve got yourself a beautiful modern pendant light.
I think it works great in my reading nook but it would also be lovely hanging over a dining table, or even two of them hovering over nightstands on each side of a bed! Happy DIY-ing. x Sarah
LOVE THIS! Any ideas of how to convert a standing floor lamp to a hanging pendant?
I really like the lights and the plants combination! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more.
Amazing DIY! You really inspired me with your work. I just finished to making this pendant lamp. It was very easy and fun for me. It is looking awesome in my room. Thanks and keep sharing.
Great DIY, I think it is better to replace the traditional lamp to LED bulb, not only good looking but also energy efficient. https://www.saving-star.com/category/led-bulb/
Absolutely awesome, such a cool project for a decorator on a tight budget. I featured this project on my Pendant Lamp Roundup for October 2013, check it out! http://wp.me/p3aFhG-dU
Was the westinghouse pendant kit black? Or did you use the bronze finish? I have searched the internet far and wide for black, but could not find it. Thanks for the tip. I’d like to try this.
Love this! An easy but elegant DIY!
So cool! Thanks so much for sharing. My husband and I just bought our first home together a few months ago and have been trying to find tons of inexpensive ways to update it and put our own spin on the house. I’m so excited to try this! The currently lighting in our home is in need of some serious help. 🙂 Glad to have stumbled upon your blog!
This looks so cool! Great idea.
such a brilliant idea! i love how modern it looks! heartofchic.com
Pretty neat idea!!
When I first saw this, I totally thought it was a post by Ruby from Cakies! It just looks like her style, plus the plant and the chair 🙂
Love this DIY! I’ll definitely try this.
Really nice idea! Made me think of all the things I could use as lamp shades. 🙂
You guys have the most genius ideas!
Really nice DIY project, great idea!
Such such such a good idea! Theres also so much potential to change it up.
It’s amazing! so beautiful! thank you for sharing Sarah!!