July 22, 2013

My House | DIY Lighting To Dos

Monday came way too quick!
This past weekend I was unsuccessful in completing any work that I had put on my todo list.  Instead I decided to spend the time hanging with the hubs and our boys!  We made a trip to the mall, and took them on a hike.  Time well spent, but now my Monday is packed!  Oh well... such is a happy life!

Over the weekend I was thinking about my todo list for my family room.  I have about 4 more items/projects left and then this space will be completed.



One item, at least in my home, is always the last to be addressed: lighting.  I am not talking about ambient/task lighting from table lamps; oh no I have plenty of that and I put them on timers because I want them on all of the time!  It drives the hubs nuts, but that is taken care of because that is all we use. I NEVER turn on overhead lighting {except in the kitchen} so adding any hanging pendants in any part of the house is always the last thing to do.  We also live with our ceiling fans on {yes we have ceiling fans in every room.. I hate them, but totally need them here in Nor Cal}  So again pretty lighting is my last thought.  But I want to change that!  I have had my eye on some great DIY lighting.  Here are some ideas I am throwing at the hubs for approval.

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I am in love with this light box!  My table is not as large so we would make it a bit smaller, but it would be a statement piece.  I am thinking this would be perfect for over my MCM dining table in our eat in kitchen.  And even better... hubs likes! 

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These are two kitchen island pendants options that we could purchase to compliment the DIY lighting.

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In my dining room I would love to be able to plop down $1000+ for a spudnik light.  I have always loved them!  But unfortunately, I don't think it would be big enough to hold my dining space and if I could find one that was big enough it would be way way way out of my budget!  That is why I am loving the first option of grouped glass ornaments!  I would have to make mine a little larger, but I think it would have the same feel for a lot less money.  The hubs likes this option.  He is not liking the Maskros Hack at all. I think it would look amazing, but he has to look at it too!


I also think I am going to recreate these scones for my dining room.  It is working in my head!

Have you DIYed any pendant lighting?  


3 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Any of the options would be great in your fabulous space Tiffany, and DIY-ing it would be even more awesome. Can;t wait to see what you come up with! Also, don't feel 'guilty' about spending time with your boys, I'm sure everyone who follow you will understand. ;-)

Marie Young said...

I love that couch. I almost bought it for my house but my husband couldn't stand it.... It's so cute!


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Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

These are fabulous ideas. I have been dying to make some lights.. great tutorials on each site and I think the first one will look great...Maybe a circular wooden top instead of rectangular? or square? I think I have that same teak table..oval? Love it.
xo Nancy