6/18/2010

Kitchen Pendant Update!


Above is the finished product, but let me take you along my path of en"light"enment (hehe) and show you how I got there.  Do you remember here, when I finally banished my can-light in favor of a pendant over the "island"?  And how, I just wasn't quite sure how the pendant I got, worked in the space?  It all just seemed like too much silver.  And, although I love me some silver, it needed to be tempered.  So, I  started brain-storming my options.


THEN, do you remember my visit to ABC Home and how I found this glorious-ness...



and fell in love?  Well naturally, I wanted it for my own.  However, my pocket book was not in agreement and thoroughly poo-poo-ed the idea.  So, I decided to make it myself. A $20 drum shade from Target, a little paint with a steady hand, and there you have it.   Easy Peasy! It doesn't have the tiny pleats of the original, but it's a fabulous substitute for the real thing!  I needed a little color in the kitchen and, let me tell you, this little number delivers!


Finally, I feel like it is perfect!  Color and style all in one!  Now I can move on, and find something else to obsess about! 


UPDATE:  Just wanted everyone to be able to see how amazing this thing looks when it's on an night.  What a warm rosy glow!

6 comments:

CINNIBONBON said...

Perfect is right!! I am in love with this idea...what kind of paint did you use?
It looks fabulous.

mimi337 said...

I too am interested in what kind of paint and exactly what that steady hand did? how did you get it to be even on the inside??

MrsT said...

Looks good, can I have your old lamp? :)

Nichole said...

I just used good old black wall paint (left over) for the outside of the shade. The inside was lined in plastic so there was no bleeding through. I would suggest this to be a prerequisite for any shade you paint. Then I had the color of pink I wanted in craft paint...so I just used that. I would recommend using tape to help keep the lines clean and make it easier...I did not and it was painstaking.

Oh, and sorry, the old lamp has already been spoken for, by another reader. ( ;

Chateau & Bungalow said...

This is so fabulous! I've been looking for a budget friendly way to update my dining room and I think I just found it. Thank you!

kim said...

just catching up on some reading while my little guy sleeps in this morning. The glow is gorgeous. The light looks great!! very well done.

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