Monday 22 August 2011

New Week, New Lighting

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend and were lucky enough to have some sunny skies. We were half lucky and got a gorgeous Saturday, but rainy Sunday. I am not a fan of the rain, but we tried to make the best of it with a fun trip to one of my favorite places, Ikea. I will share more details about that trip soon.

One thing, I realized yesterday was that I did not share some of my kitchen updates with you. I had shared the new paint color with you here and a couple of lighting ideas here. What I forgot to share was the new lighting that did go up. And yes, it ended up being a diy project like I thought. So, here it is.

Here is a close up.

It is a coffee filter light pendant. I lost count of how many hours it took me to finish it, after 5. I just did a little bit at a time, each night after my little munchkin went to bed. I am so thrilled with it and I have gotten so many compliments for it. 

I first saw it on the blog Made by Girl, who had come across it on the blog Parlour. It is truly a beautiful light pendant and you can head over to Parlour and read all the instructions on how to make your own here. Here is a picture of hers.
Jen from Made by Girl, also pointed out that a very similar looking pendant is featured on the cover of Sixx Design's Downtown Chic and it is quite costly. Mine didn't cost much at all and I am beyond thrilled with it. You should give it a shot. 
With the rainy weather, I also managed to start a couple of projects and finish a couple more. One has to do with a canvas I bought, the others with some fabric and yarn. Can't wait to share them with you.

Wishing you a great week ahead!


  1. I love it. I've had that on my to-do list for a while but am scared by the time involved. Yours looks fantastic!!!

  2. Your pendant looks gorgeous, nice job!!

  3. Thank you ladies. It looks even better in person. I should have kept track of how long it took me to make it, but I lost count after about 5.

  4. Looks awesome. Wondering, does it give off much light?

  5. Barbara,
    It does give off some light. It isn't very strong, but I think just enough when having a sit down dinner with friends. I am thinking of buying the Maskros lighting fixture and try it in there, but we'll see.

  6. hi there, thanks for using my light as inspiration. Actually, both the pictures you are showing are by Sixx Design. They show the original I patterned mine off of. But, so glad I could provide inspiration anyway. ( =

  7. Your blog are really good .your images which you add too good.But lighting are low does it give much more light??????



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