I made this pendant light for my little boy's room, and I love it so much I just had to share it.
Cloth-covered wire makes me swoon. I want to re-wire everything in my house with it!
I have a vision for a magical little corner in my son's room, and this night-light is step one in seeing the vision through. I ordered this wire and plug almost a year ago, and finally got around to rewiring a pendant light I found at the Sundance Outlet for $10. I was lucky to happen upon the pendant, but I was originally going to use this Brass Socket, which would look great with an Edison-style light bulb. I found the gorgeous cotton-covered wire at Sundial Wire, which is also where I got the Vintage-Inspired Plug.
I've got my eye on this Green-Cotton Twisted wire for my kitchen pendants. Isn't it just perfect?
I took apart and rewired the pendant myself, and although it was super easy, I'm not going to step-by-step it, because I don't want to be responsible for burning your house down. But if you have a little knowledge about this sort of thing, this is a really simple project. And fun. But I like taking stuff apart.
You could also take it to a lamp shop, and have them do it for you pretty inexpensively.
The pendant actually started as a hard-wired fixture, and I switched it to make it plug-in.
And that plug in the wall-- which is normally kind of an eye sore-- is just so cute I can hardly stand it!
To make the cover, I just spray-painted the inside of a canning jar.
I can't wait to finish the rest of the little corner where I plan to hang this. I hope it turns out as magical as it is in my imagination!
Check out my pinterest board for more light-fixture parts inspiration.