January 29, 2012

A Pendant Light and Chalk Paint

I have wanted a pendant light to hang over the kitchen table for a while 
but, what I want cost $250 and more, usually, more.

I struggled with that and y'all know me ...  I change my mind from time to time
I was worried about that expense for something I might get tired of in a year or two
plus, I am trying to save up for my spring time travels to my kids in Virginia and California
I need to be selling the silver, not buying a pendant light!

So one Saturday afternoon I gathered up the guts to a porch style lantern, a shade, chain, rings, wiring and a ceiling canopy from our chandelier stash and ask my Mr to help me make this pendant light

I sprayed it with Rust-o-leum Oil Rubbed Bronze and Antique Brass

I love the texture of a burlap shade

 I am on the lookout an 18" drum shade and then I think I will have exactly what I have seen online
or at least close enough for me ... it will be easy to change this shade

 I am really happy with it
and we made it with stuff we already had around the house

Here is the finished dandyshandy, painted with ASCP, CoCo

Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday

Between Naps On The Porch


  1. That light came out great, I love the burlap shade!!
    A few blog friends and I are hosting our first link party tomorrow to finish off the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, we go live at 7amET. Today I revealed my project for the challenge, a gallery wall with only one screw in the wall. I'd love if you could come by to check it out and link up! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-one-screw-gallery-wall-is-here/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

  2. I love it, and the shade is great! Did you make it? If so, please post a tutorial! I'd love to make one just like yours!


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