Has anyone noticed that home styles and trends change about every 10 years? We bought our first home about 12 years ago, and I decorated it with the bold reds and greens and the big dark furniture. After we had been in that home about 5 years, trends changed as did my style :). I started to update the decor, but on a very small budget. One recent project that I’m super excited about is my new DIY INDUSTRIAL FARMHOUSE STYLE PENDANT LIGHT!
I’ve seen a lot of pictures of new industrial farmhouse style pendant lights that I had to have.
Changing light fixtures can really be expensive. I knew I wasn’t happy with the existing pendant light with a shade cover, but I couldn’t go out and buy a new one. Without having to buy new, I decided I would find a way to replace the old shade but still use the existing pendant light. Below is what the old pendant light looked like:
It doesn’t look terrible, but since my new decor style is more a MODERN FARMHOUSE STYLE, I knew it would look a lot better if I replaced the shade with a more modern light cover.
I knew there had to be a easy and budget friendly way to change out the lamp shade with a more industrial looking cage or shade. I headed to Pinterest for more inspiration.
I saw someone who had turned a old pendant light into a farmhouse style pendant light with a metal lamp guard!
I went on the hunt for a similar Metal Lamp Guard at my local Lowe’s and Home Depot, but no luck. They seemed to have every lamp guard you could imagine, but not the perfect one I was looking for.
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I started searching the Internet, and I found the perfect PENDANT COVERING on a website called Life and Home.
Best part, it was only $10!!
You can see a very similar product (4 pack) that I’ve shared below from Amazon.
I removed my old lamp shade and I noticed the silver part that the light actually screws into would stick out like a sore thumb if I left it “as is.” I decided to spray paint it oil rubbed bronze to match the new pendant lamp cage.
After the spray paint dried, I screwed the new pendant lamp cage on the existing light. I then added an edison style light bulb ( this is totally not necessary but I thought it added to the INDUSTRIAL FARMHOUSE STYLE PENDANT LIGHT that I was trying to achieve).
Now I had a new INDUSTRIAL style PENDANT LIGHT!
I love the way it turned out! For very little money and time, I was able to change the entire style of this light and make it the perfect DIY Industrial Farmhouse Pendant light.
To see more budget friendly projects like this, check out my other Home Projects.