I am super stoked to be sharing these DIY cone pendants with you guys today. Not only were they super easy to make, I was able to purchase the materials for only $50 per pendant.
In the world of interior design, cone pendants are definitely all the rage right now. I keep seeing the light fixtures used by all of my favorite interior designers, but I was having no luck finding any within my meager budget. In fact, the cheapest I could find them, in the 18” wide size, were around $300 per light.
With all of the other projects under way in our home, I simply did not have the money to allocate towards kitchen lighting. That is when a light went off in my head (forgive the cheesy wordplay). Let me share with you how I achieved this super fresh, upscale look on a super restricted budget.
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Materials for DIY Cone Pendant Lights:
- lampshade (i used this one)
- pendant light kit ( i used these)
- couplings/Portfolio 2-Pack Antique Brass Lamp Pipes (i got these from lowes)
My husband acted as a hand model while I snapped some photos for you guys.
Here is the light kit you will be attaching the lamp shade to. (don’t mind my pants-less toddler in the background)
Slide female coupler over light cord. (In case you are wondering, a coupler was used because threads on the top of the light pendant are not long enough to expose thread when putting lamp shade on).
Now, screw coupler onto threaded stem.
Slide the threaded extension/male coupler, which comes with light kit, over the cord.
Slide lampshade over cord.
Slide rod/rods (depending on how low you want your light pendant to hang) over cord and screw onto exposed threads.
Now you are ready to install your beautiful, cone light pendant. We actually had to create fixtures as there were no preexisting fixtures where we needed to mount the lights, and I will be sharing that in a separate tutorial.
I love how the cone pendants anchor my kitchen island and give my kitchen a more custom look. The gold on the interior of the shade gives my kitchen a nice pop of glam and warmth. Not to mention, it matches beautifully with my gold frames.
Just note that if you are using the gold-lined shades, I don’t recommend using a CFL bulb- it emits too much of an orange glow(beam me up Scotty!). I know the environmentalists are going to hate me, but I opted for ultra-soft incandescent bulbs. Don’t worry guys….I recycle.
See how easy that was?
Now get out there and design some good vibes, and please be sure to spread the love by pinning…..