Rusty basket pendant light!
So guess what….I have no light in my new living room???! We’ve been using candle light and floor lamps since we’ve moved in but I decided it needed a pendant light! I’ve made a couple of pendant lights this year for projects when I was in interior design class. It’s almost like making a piece of artwork when you create a shade for it. Get creative and use reclaimed materials or make your own from scratch! In this case we used an old rusty basket I found at my cabin! This is a very easy pendant light to make, you just need the right tools!
What you need:
* Rusty basket & old rusty chain
* pliable wire
* one white ikea pendant light cord
First place the light cord in the middle of the basket..we had to cut the wire a bit on the top to get it through!
We used lots of rusty wire when we were making this…which is really hard to work with…it took Elena and I hours to actually get it to bend.hahah! We really wanted the wire to match with the basket but it didn’t work out so we used regular new wire!
I used an old pendant light cord that I bought from etsy that had a mason jar top to it…this was really helpful to have on when I was making it so I could twist the wire in the holes! So add a mason jar top to your light cord if you can!
Start wiring from the top of the basket to the hole of the mason jar top and twist with pliers. Do the same with the other holes so the light bulb is secure in the middle.
Attach the rusty chain to the top of the basket with wire and then wrap the rusted chain around the white wire! Now you are done!!
I love it!!! The cord was a little too much in the room on one side though so I decided to use it in the second bedroom to put above the bed!
Hope you enjoyed this DIY pendant light!!! Thank you so much to Lenny and Jason for helping make this!!!
I’ve got another DIY for you this week so stay tuned ;)