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 personalized gifts for girlfri     |      2020-01-18 04:54

Hello lovely readers! I am BEYOND excited to share today's project with you. I am going to show you how I made a DIY pendant light for my craft room/office with the help of a seriously amazing lighting kit and some other basic supplies. But first, a bit of background…;

You may remember that I revealed my craft room/office back over the summer. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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As you can see, the room included that SUPER fun and funky light fixture that I purchased at Ikea. The problem is that I use my craft room A LOT at night after my girls have gone to bed and that super fun light did NOT give off enough light for the room. So, our love affair ended almost as quickly as it began {don't worrypersonalized gifts for girlfriend, I have another plan for that light}.

Fast forward several months…;I was so excited to learn abouta brilliant product calledI Like That Lamp.

It is a kit that contains all you need to create a custom drum lampshadeusing your own fabric. You can purchase a variety of sizes directly from I Like That Lamp; a limited selection is also available on Amazon.

Though it is typically intended to make shades for table and floor lamps, I knew I could easily use it to make a DIY pendant light as well. And guess what?! It worked perfectly. Read on to learn how I did it!

Materials Needed:


1) Assemble the drum shade. Ihighly recommend you watch this YouTube video. It will help immensely. Below is my tutorialalong with step-by-step photos.

2) After your lampshade is assembled and the glue has dried, thread the wire of your pendant light kit through the finial ring on the top of the pendant light.

3) Hang your light! I do not provide specific electrical tutorials on my site, but I can tell you it's pretty darn easy to change a light fixture. That said, this is the very first light fixture I hung myself {Joe usually handles electrical stuff} and I made the VERY bad mistake of turning the power off only at the switch instead of at the breaker box, which did not work. I got a nice electrical shock about 10 seconds after Joe took the photo below. I wasn't smiling after that :) But, I rallied and finished the job AFTER we turned the power off at the breaker box.

4) Lastly, if you have opted to use a twin light socket adapter {to allow for more light output}, screw it into the light socket and then screw your bulbs into place.

That's it! Isn't it GORGEOUS?!

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out my other DIY lighting posts, like this DIY bentwood pendant light that I made from quilting hoops:

Or this DIY industrial lighting update for our powder room:

Do you love my latest DIY pendant as much as I do? If so, be sure you pin it so you can remember it later!

This Instructable is meant for an experienced sewer. If you are a beginner sewer, I made a MUCH more in depth tutorial here:

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