Tuesday, May 1, 2012
DIY Drum Pendant Shade with Ribbon
Last night David installed the new pendant light for the bedroom! I love it!
We started with this standard builder grade flush mounted light ... It is a rental so we decided just to swap it out and put it back when we move out
At Home Depot we found this pendant kit for $14.99 and a brass tube (to cover the cord) at Ace Hardware
The kit came in nickel, but I wanted it to be brass - so I scuffed it up with steel wool
and painted it with liquid gold leaf in brass
I wanted a more antiqued look so for the second coat I added a little black paint to it
Last week I shared that I added some ribbon to a lamp shade I picked up a last year
the brass tube was cut - the cord was run through the shade and tube
David removed the existing light - breaker was turned off - finished installing by flashlight because it was nighttime - probably should of done this during the day!
I've been looking for a heat resistant translucent plastic that I can cut to be a diffuser at the bottom of the light - Maybe I will purchase a sheet from U.S. Plastic Corp
For now it is diffuser - less
So much better than the existing light - probably the best $30 I've spent recently!
Shade ............. $10.00
Pendant Kit .... $ 14.99
Ribbon ........... $ 2.00
Brass Tube ..... $ 3.00
Total ............... $ 30.00
Just the art left ... I am deciding between images printed drop cloth - something like this, text with lines connecting words (something like this or this), or a raised pattern created with puffy paint and then painted - something like this
I will be Photoshoping today to decide ...