I knew when we moved into our home that I was going to be making a few adjustments to our kitchen. It's not 100% my style but I knew I could make it my own with a few projects. Painting the walls was my first task. And thanks to my son who "accidentally" flooded the upstairs bathroom and ruined our ceilings in the kitchen, painting of the kitchen was expedited. We will refer to him from now on as the "Wet Bandit".
Also thanks to the 8 year old Wet Bandit I had to remove the pot rack that was hanging above our kitchen island so I could paint the ceiling. I was not sad about the removal of the pot rack. I was never going to use it and it seemed to clutter up the kitchen. Once that was gone and the kitchen walls were freshly painted (Behr Silver Drop~my favorite color) I was determined to update the pendants over my island.
Again, there was nothing wrong with them. They just weren't 100% my taste. I was willing to work with them but once that pot rack was down they looked so pathetic up there. I knew I wanted something with more umph. Since I am the most indecisive person on this side of town I sat on this idea for 9 months.
When my little mind is indecisive I immediately go into DIY mode. And this DIY project went pretty well. This was supposed to be a temporary fix until I can get my mind to make a decision BUT I am so loving the results that this might be permanent.
Let me first start out by saying that this project and the way I did it will only work for you if you can remove your shade from your original pendant and you are left with this: