DIY Lighting

A Stylish Lighting Update for the Family Room

March 23, 2014

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Hello world! I am popping in today for a quick post to let you know about a little update to our family room that I am SUPER excited about. We finally changed our that sad little light fixture. You remember the one, don't you?

Sad light fixtureThat sad light fixture is out of our lives FOREVER!  Yay!  So, do you want to know what we replaced it with?  THIS G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. little number :)  A little better, huh?

West Elm Bentwood Pendant knock offDo you want to know the BEST part?!  We made it ourselves!!!  It's inspired by the $189 West Elm Bentwood Pendant lights that I have swooned over for a long time.  Want to know how we made it?  I'll give you a little hint–it involves quilting hoops.  Now, hHead over to one of my favorite blogs, Tiny Sidekick, to check out my guest post with a step-by-step tutorial detailing exactly how we made this awesome light fixture (for less than $40)!

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What do you think?  Is it an improvement?  Do you love it as much as we do?

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  1. […] Our DIY family room renovation is not entirely complete yet.  The lighting in this room is still a work in progress.  It probably has not escaped your attention that the same light fixture is hanging above the couch.  No, that is not because I like that light fixture. It’s because we CANNOT find something that we love to replace it with.  UPDATE!  We have replaced this light fixture with an amazing, DIY knock-off West Elm Bentwood Pendant light that you can check out here! […]

  2. No way!!! That is an EPIC DIY, my friend. SO impressive! It looks better than West Elm’s version!

  3. I need some new light fittings in my home – checking out the tutorial right now!

  4. This light fixture looks great heading over now to Tiny Sidekick to see the tutorial!!

  5. jackie says:

    love how this turned out – what a great improvement for sure!

  6. Janis says:

    Love it. You did an awesome job.

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