#WestElmKnockoffs Perforated Globe Pendant Light

A few years back I made a pendant lamp inspired by a pricy West Elm light. I bet you can't guess what I used to make it!
This beautiful pendant light had very humble beginnings!
I started with two cheap plastic bowls from the grocery store. I glued them together with super glue and used duct tape to create the pattern.
I used the guide attachment on my Dremel to make sure I wasn't drilling the holes too large.
Next I spent a few hours with my Dremel, drilling dozens of holes inside of the pattern I created with the duct tape.
I cut out a hole that was big enough for my IKEA pendant light kit at the top of the shade.
I also cut out a larger hole at the bottom of the shade so that more light could escape the bottom.
Finally I coated the whole shade in spray paint that coordinated with our home's color palette.
All that was left to do was to add the light kit and hang it up!
Not bad, if I do say so myself!
Jessica Hill
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  • Joanie Joanie on Jan 07, 2019

    Was it hard removing the handles? I think I would keep them....I'm gonna make one for sure!! Thank you.....I'll find the correct glue. I can't believe hot glue would work.

  • Barbara Barbara on Jun 27, 2019

    Could you use strainers?

  • Lanna Lanna on Jul 23, 2019

    What kind of glue did you use for the metal calendars?

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  • Patty Patty on Jan 20, 2021

    Looks great!

  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on Jan 21, 2021

    Looks very WEST ELM !!! Only Cheaper for sure ....Anyhow I just wanted to add that about 25 Years ago I bought to hanging lamps form a yard sale ...They were made form plastic Planter Pots & Beads.... the woman I bought them from said her husband had made them many years before and they didn't go with her new DECOR ...and I got the both of them for $2.00 they are still hanging on each side of my bed ......The husband had drilled holes into the sides of the planters and then he glued the plastic beads into the holes ...I have looked and looked for planters like them and never could find any that even resembled them ...so maybe one day I will find the perfect set of planters to make me some more or to make for family and friends that always say they sure would like to have a set of hanging lamps like mine ...I will just keep searching till I find the right ones .....