I was watching the super bowl last night…OK, since my team was eliminated a long time ago, I was watching the commercials and the halftime show..so I was late in typing up my post for today. So late, that I decided to show you a really simple project, a DIY pendant light.
I found this great copper bowl in the thrift store a couple weeks ago.
To me it screamed pendant light but there was no hole. And if it wasn’t a pendant light in it’s former life I’m not really sure what it would have been.
To make a pendant light from the copper bowl all I needed was a simple pendant kit.
Westinghouse Lighting 7028500 Single-Light Mini-Pendant Kit with Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish
The inside had a nice iron finish, but again, I’m not really sure what this would have been used for. The inside doesn’t really have a smooth enough finish to use as a bowl.
It’s super easy to create a pendant light with the pendant kit. If you don’t have a preexisting hole, use the pendant kit as a pattern for where to cut your hole.
Yes, I know my line is a little messy…it’s kind of hard to take a picture with one hand while drawing a circle with the other…at least I’m not that coordinated.
I used my handy dandy little dremel to cut the hole in the top of the copper pot.
The dremel can be used for cleaning, grinding, sanding, polishing, engraving and cutting. I tend to use the cutting tool more than anything else, usually for metal and usually for cutting where other tools are just too big.
Once your hole is cut, just insert the pendant. It really is that easy!
From the inside, screw on the included collar and tighten.
I finished off the pendant with a vintage style light bulb.
Have a great week and I hope your team won last night.