Farmhouse Pendant Lighting

2 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy
When we bought our house, the kitchen had been somewhat updated. One of the additions to the kitchen was the Pendant Light Strip above the breakfast bar. Although it wasn't horrible, it's never really been my favorite thing.
But, when you live in a house with a small tribe (8 kids, 1 husband, 2 dogs @perfectlydestressed), things like this aren't a priority.
You learn to deal.
And if necessary, to disguise them until the time comes you can fix it.
While at Hobby Lobby, I came across these pendant light covers on clearance and I *think* I may have squealed! $2 and change?! I can definitely do that! I guess good things do come to those who wait?! Seriously though, usually I am entirely too impatient to see if this holds true!
 
These pendants were made to go on the corded light swags you see all over Pinterest right now so I knew I would have to modify them a bit.
Using metal pliers, I broke off the 3 metal strips and circle in the middle of each pendant. This was very simple and only took a few minutes.
With metal pliers, I broke off the 3 metal strips and circle in the middle of each pendant. This was very simple and only took a few minutes.
Using the hardware from the glass shades I removed, I attached the new metal shades to the light cords.
In less than 15 minutes I updated my lights for under $9!
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  • Jo Gunter Jo Gunter on Aug 26, 2018

    Great idea! Love the way you think. I caught the clever window treatment in the background. I would love to do this for the “grandkids” room. Do you have this in a blog?

  • Karren Bruce Karren Bruce on Sep 02, 2018

    I think I missed the detail of how to attach the metal cover to the light cord.

    can you fill in this gap?

    Love this!

  • Terri perry Terri perry on Jan 04, 2022

    This is great. I have a fluorescent light in my kitchen that I despise. This might be the answer!

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  • Alye29 Alye29 on Jan 04, 2021

    Great job! Now for a complete finish, I would take some black acrylic paint and paint the white tops and cords. That's when you get some time from all those kids, wow!

  • Joy Sheffield Joy Sheffield on Jan 04, 2021

    ❤️❤️❤️

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