I love my new light fixtures and I am missing the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda from Calling It Home. It was a time where life was chaotic, messy, cluttered, decisions needed to be made and things needed to get tossed for new. This challenge had me on my toes as usual, yeah! I know the challenge is over, but I like revisiting that moment in time and all the hard work that I put into my home for the challenge. Many bloggers feel the same way; I’m pretty sure. A simple recap of how things got done, and how we transformed this Brassy Light fixture; from a swag light to a Sexy, sassy, classy and modern hard wired pendant light fixture. Yup! We now have a gorgeous light fixture that looks stylish, for a great deal, you won’t believe the price!. Purchased online at Target for $39.99, A Modern Gold Brassy Light fixture by Threshold. So I bought three to cover the length of our long hallway. Now our “West Wing” is bright, modern and classy. I’m looking forward to the next OChallenge.
From Swag to Pendant
Target Brassy Gold Light by Threshold $39.99 x 3 for the hallway.
The reveal, lots of elbow grease happened here.
Loving my rug from Target
Don’t you just love the new look?.
DIY Pendant Light Fixture!
Hey, friends, this is Charles My excellent and beautiful Electrician and dear friend. He’s super talented. When I explained to Charles what I wanted to do with these lights, he knew exactly what I wanted. I told him they weren’t hardwired; they are hanging lights, the one’s you plug-in, and he simply said “I can do whatever you need me to do,” I love this guy. He told me what I needed, I made a list and was ready for him and a fun install ahead. When he arrived at the home front Charles was down and ready to tackle my DIY pendant light; He also helped during the Laundry Renovation for the OneRoomChallenge in Fall 2015. That was so crazy and lots of fun. Unfortunately, I took only one photo and completely forgot to take pics of the wiring in progress. Charles cut the long, really long chord that came with a switch and plug. He cut it to 7″ in length for hanging. My son is 6″‘3″ tall, so I couldn’t hang it any lower than that. Kids….LOL! Interrupting my designs. I’m glad I took this into consideration, as the saying goes measure twice, cut once.
- 1 Cut in box (round)
- Romex Wire 100ft. 14/2 or 14/3 (leftover from other projects)
- Plate cover for fixture and kit
- Philip Screwdriver
- Electrician (unless you can DIY it)
- Light Fixture
- Light Bulbs I used 60Watt Clear (3)
- Wire Cutters
These are the materials used. If you have any questions, let me know I’ll do my best to ask Charles. 🙂
I really like how the lighting brightens up the walls.
I did 99% of the work myself, except the lighting and I’m pretty proud of the end result. What do you think? there are so many pendants that i fell in love with, but the price wasn’t in the budget. I did my research and found the perfect lights at a great price.
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