I find things on the internet, fall in love, cant afford them, then get sad. I will drool over things for weeks, then finally I will snap, have to do something about it, and get my ass in gear.
You see I loved this light:
I wanted it beside the sofa in the livingroom, so I could read snuggled up on the sofa without having the overhead light on. However for $168 for a pair of them (cause I couldn’t very well get one for my end of the sofa, and leave El Granto in the dark…) it was a very silly purchase. $168 is the price of 4 cans of paint, a kitchen backsplash, or NEW SHOES.
So, no West Elm lights. Sad face.
As you know by my past projects, I never let my cheapness prevent me from getting what I want. It just means I have to make it myself. (Like our DIY Restoration Hardware Mirror, Shelves, Media Cabinet and Table.)
Where do you go when you want to make something cheap? Ikea & the Hardware Store.
At home, El Granto notched out a slot at the top of the bracket for the cord, and I sanded, stained and waxed the brackets.
I placed the copper bushing overtop of the lamp set, placed the cord through the notch, and wove it around the bracket.
We installed with a few hollow wall anchors, and this was the results.
Materials & Cut List:
Cord Set – Ikea
Bracket – Ikea
Copper Bushing – Home Depot
Edison Bulb – Home Depot
Scroll Saw (Jig Saw would work)
Difficulty Level (on a scale of 1-5):
Total Cost: $47 BOOYA! ($23.50 each)