I adore Ballard Designs and am always looking for ways to achieve their look, but within my budget. On our last visit home, my Father in law gave me a gorgeous, green enamel pendant light that had been sitting in his garage.
Trent's parents own a shop and these were the original lights that were hanging in the shop. They replaced them back in the 80s, but lucky for me, they kept the enamel shades!
We originally replaced the florescent light in our Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover with this LED light, but honestly, I HATED it!
When we were gifted this rusty piece, I immediately knew where I wanted to put it.
How awesome is that rust? I know some people want things pristine and perfect, but this has character and a story and I LOVE it!
I had dogeared this light from Ballard's and put on my wish list, but the shade alone is $49 and the lighting kit is a whopping $79! $128 for one pendant light wasn't going to fit in my budget.
At Lowe's you can purchase a pendant light kit for $14.98 and with this pendant shade being free, I was able to get the look I wanted for $114 cheaper than the one on my wish list!
The kit is a hard wired light that is to be connected directly to the junction box in the ceiling.
I am not electrically inclined, so be sure to check out proper tutorials on how to wire a light kit.
The attachment comes with a screw on connector to attach whatever pendant shade you are using.
Wire the light up and hang your shade!
BOOM SHAKA LAKA!
We went from this:
All for $15!
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