Good Morning! It has actually been years now since I last posted on this blog. I stopped posting when I went back to work full time after baby number three. We have been through a few homes and many adventures since that time. We now own our own home again and I have been blessed to be able to cut back my work hours to part time. That got me thinking about my blog and sharing much of what I already do in our home again. When I looked up this old thing I found at the bottom of the page that I have had almost 700,000 page views since I created it!!!! And I haven't touched it in years!!! So I thought I'd give it a shot again. So here it goes and welcome to my blog.
We bought a house that was built in the late 90's. Needless to say there are many finishes in the home that need updating. I honestly prayed for a house like this one,. If it was all finished and updated and perfect when we bought it, what in the world would I do?
This wall sconce is in the hallway leading up the stairs. It wasn't bad, it just didn't fit into the style that I really love. If I had to describe my style I'd say it's a cross between old farmhouse, industrial and shabby chic. So I decided to try to update it somehow and see if I could do it without buying something new.
Here is the light before.
DIY Industrial Pendant Lighting
My light is not a pendant, but I really love the cage she used. It looked like it could be super easy based on how my wall sconce shade fit similar to that of a pendant. So I followed her link to the amazon product where she showed the cage that she purchased and bought it! It came just like this.
It even had screws attached to the top to tighten down and hold it into place in the same area the glass shade was currently sitting.
I turned off the electricity at the breaker and disconnected the wires. Then I took apart the lamp removing the existing shade. I attached the new metal lamp guard by tightening down the screws it came with and took it into the garage for a little paint job.