Sunday, September 9, 2012
Last week I found this tutorial and decided to give it a try. When I told my husband what I wanted to do he thought I was crazy and that it would look awful, but I convinced him to let me give it a try and we could keep it or go back to the old, ugly cover if my DIY attempt failed.
I did make one other small change. My pendant hangs from a 15 foot (at least!) ceiling and I didn't want to have to borrow a ladder to climb all the way to the top to detach the electrical wires so I could put the pendant kit through one of the small openings in the ball. Instead, I left an opening at the top of the globe that would fit just the plastic piece that the light bulb would screw into. I put the new hemp globe over that plastic piece, then I took a metal ring that was holding on the old glass pendant cover and screwed it on so that it was holding my new hemp globe in place. I put the light bulb back in and called my skeptic husband to come look at my work.
He approves! I get to keep it! I must say I am really proud of myself for deciding to give this one a try and figuring out how to make it work with the pendant kit I already had hanging from my ceiling. I love the change it makes in our entryway. What do you think? Do you like my new pendant shade?