How to easily transform a dining room pendant light

Dining room lighting is necessary but they usually cost a lot. Transforming a dining room pendant light you already own is a good way to save a lot of money.

When we moved into our house, there was not only the outside that was yellow, all the walls and ceilings were yellow as well. We repainted the whole house and it was worth it!

For the dining room, I had a serious distaste for the light above the table. It also looked “yellowed” by time. But it was its original colour!

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

I wanted to change it, but a beautiful pendant light cost so much money!

So, here’s the easy and cheap solution I found:

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

It looks so much better don’t you think? Oufff!

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Here’s what you need:

How to do it:

Disassemble the blind and remove the slats.

Assemble two slats together with the wood glue to form a large circle. Use the clothespins to hold the pieces together until the glue dries.

Once you have made at least 3 circles, you can begin to assemble them. Ideally, it should be done directly on the pendant light, like this:

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

To suspend the shape temporarily, use a piece of bamboo passed through the chain.

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

When you are certain of the height at which you want to install the sphere, use one of the bamboos and pass it in the chain instead of the temporary piece. Complete the circle and fix it to the others. Continue adding circles until you are satisfied. Do not forget to glue them to each other by holding them with clothespins until the glue is dry.

** Important: Keep in mind that the openings must remain large enough to insert your hand in order to change the bulbs !!!

I also painted the plastic base which was too pale for my taste. I simply used acrylic paint. Honestly, it’s not perfect, but no one has ever noticed !!!

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

I really love the final result and it gives nice lighting.

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

Do you also have a pendant light that you would love to change?

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Find out how to make a DIY pendant lamp shade for your chandelier. It an easy an affordable solution to have modern looking pendant light in your dining room. #lighting #diy #onabudget

Easy tutorial on how to DIY a cheap pendant light for the dining room | Instructions faciles pour réaliser soi-même une lampe suspendue pas cher pour la salle à dîner

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19 thoughts on “How to easily transform a dining room pendant light

    1. It’s been in my dining room for a while now and I still love it! Thanks Marly

  1. Wow! What a transformation. It’s really such a simple project for a lot of bang. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. I love it!

  2. This is awesome! I shared this as my Daily Dig on My French Twist’s facebook page today! I’m going to do this project – so cool!

  3. This is such a great makeover. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Waste Not Wednesday Link Party. Looking forward to seeing more this week. Don’t forget to link up.

  4. What a fabulous idea!! Who would have thought bamboo blinds would make a fabulous pendant light!

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday this week.

  5. I CANNOT BELIEVE you made that stunning light out of pieces of a bamboo blind!!!! Creative! How ever did you think that one up? I wouldn’t think of that in a million years…much less try it, but it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Sweet Inspiration this week!

    1. Thank you Florence! I really don’t know how I come up with these ideas sometimes!!!

  6. What a great idea, the new light looks wonderful. I would not have thought of using bamboo shade. I want to say I really like the fancy trimming you have on your ceiling and walls, you home is beautiful and so worth all that painting.

  7. Your light looks absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe how easy this is to do. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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