How to create a 3-pendant light fixture from a recessed light

Kitchen ideas 01.31.16
My husband and I built a rustic/industrial pendant light from our old recessed light to add some character and task lighting above our kitchen island. The process was pretty simple and only cost us $30!

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  • Zelda?
    Zelda? Albert, OK
    Pretty neat transformation Jessie.
  • HomeSpot HQ
    HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC
    I like how you covered the old light fixture.
  • Steve G
    Steve G Fort Collins, CO
    Looks good. And so much better in so many ways than a recessed fixture.
  • Tegma
    tegma Lake City, PA
    Could this same idea be used with a regular light fixture, or only with the small recessed type?
  • Imperfectly Polished
    Imperfectly Polished Greenwood, IN
    Yes, I think it could work with any light fixture. All you need are the wires!
  • Tegma
    tegma Lake City, PA
    Thanks! I didn't know what the difference would be, but I'm a 71 yr. old woman who does all her own home renovations. 'Worth checking! (And yes, I do all my own wiring, too.)
  • Gilbert | upcycleDZINE
    Very nice and stylish idea!
  • Pat whitmus
    pat whitmus Ephrata, WA
    70 is the new 50! At 69 I feel like 50 and do much of what I did at that younger age...just takes longer :)
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