Welcome back! I know it’s been a month and YES that I claimed participation in weekly posts; however, life has gotten the best of me. So today I would like to share with you a piece of life that I recently redid, my pendant lighting at the bar area of my kitchen, and how inexpensive this type of facelift can be!
When Wesley and I moved into our home a year ago, it was basically turn-key. Everything we’ve worked on has fortunately been cosmetic updates to fit our personal style. At first we tackled the removables (e.g., furniture, decor, etc.) and since have chipped away at some stationary projects (e.g., paint, moulding, hardware, fixtures, etc.). That leads me to yesterday’s adventure of updating our pendant lights from a more traditional frosted, bell-shape to a more industrial/rustic one.
I began at the home improvement store for new fixtures…which was quickly shot down due to the price. Did you know that new pendant lights are on average $75! I couldn’t bring myself to do it-especially because I already had everything but the decorative base installed. I decided to take on a fixer-upper project and I am so pleased with the result that I wanted to share with you all.
At each home improvement store you’ll notice a section of pendant bases in all colors and styles. If you’re looking to redo your pendants than I encourage you to go check this section out. If you’re looking to redo them in a more industrial/rustic style, I encourage you to keep reading!
Here’s what you’ll need, where you’ll find it, and the finished product:
- Home Depot-clear glass pendant bases ($7 each)
- Lowes-edison light bulbs ($6 each)
I redid two pendants and the total cost was $26…almost 1/3 the cost of a new one! I really enjoy the simplicity of them and how the clear glass makes that space between my kitchen and living room feels so much more open.