industrial pendant lamp
Yes I’m up to my elbows in Christmas stuff, but when IKEA is a mere 20 minutes from my house it’s a dangerous thing. I finished the boys’ bedroom! (seriously? finally?) And I’m posting some of the final projects. My faves in the room are the mural and the barn wood faced drawers, it’s like the stars aligned for those, but this industrial pendant lamp turned out pretty cool, and it’s so simple! And cheap too, just $26. Easy and cheap, the Christmas bells are ringing already…
You need FIVE items:
- IKEA lighting cord (with on/off switch), $7
- IKEA shelf bracket (Ekby Valter), $5
- Edison bulb or something like it, $8
- 2 simple hooks from any hardware store, $1 *make sure the hook fits snugly around the cord to help hold it.
- Metal lamp guard, from Amazon, $5
If you can believe it, the assembly is even easier than gathering the materials.
- Stain the shelf bracket if you’d like, I stained mine dark walnut to match the desk and shelves.
- Drill two small pilot holes on the top of the bracket for the hooks, then attach the hooks.
- Mount the shelf bracket. Remember to use dry wall screws if you are not installing into a stud. Full disclosure, I wish I would have placed mine higher on the wall.
- Attach the metal guard around the light cord.
- Thread the lighting cord through the hooks, put in the Edison bulb, plug in and viola!
I searched for a while for a lamp or light that would work in the room, but more importantly for my reading maniac children, this industrial pendant lamp is just perfect. One is installed by each bed which warms my mother heart to see them reading at night by their cute little industrial lamps. Go mom.