So, I got creative. (Please excuse all ceilings... I need to get them painted!)
|diy pendant lighting with with lampshades by martha.anne|
In fact, back in the summer I even took a picture with my phone of the exact fixture I bought so I could share my steal with you. Lets just say we did both lights for $60. Are you ready for it? Here goes.
So, here are the style I wanted:
|Ballard Designs - $299|
Placed like this:
In white with a silver post. (Can't find that picture?)
And here is what I have:
|diy pendant lighting over kitchen island by martha.anne|
Spaced like this:
|diy pendant light with chrome / silver post and white lampshade by martha.anne|
In white with a silver post :o)
|diy pendant lighting for $30 by martha.anne|
How did we do it? First, we bought two glass pendant light fixtures from Home Depot for $20 each, where the glass was removable.
|Home Depot light fixture|
Then we bought the JONSBO lamp shades from Ikea for $10 each.
|JONSBO lampshade from Ikea|
First I removed the glass from the light fixture, then before the hubby installed it, slid the Ikea lamp shade down the post so that it would rest on the fixture. And, voila. Install and complete. Why pay over $300 when you can have these beauties for only $60. And... if you cut the lamp shade wire for easy on and off, you could also change out the shade to match seasonal decor!
(This post has been linked up on Setting For Four - http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/01/its-party-time-1-13-2013-linky-party.html and Creations by Kara - http://www.creationsbykara.com/2013/01/look-what-i-made-link-party-1-9-2013.html)