So have you ever been in a store and thought hmmm I am pretty sure I can turn that hunk of metal into a really awesome light fixture. No?? Well I recently did and low and behold it actually worked. I started out with this large metal orb from Home Goods that I believe was meant to be decorative.
Anyways, I have seen very similar light fixtures for a heck of a lot more than the $60 they were asking for the decorative metal sculpture. I bought the piece of metal with a gift card I had been hoarding for some time and on the way home I stopped at my local lighting store and picked up a clearance pendant kit. It was just a traditional pendant light and it was on clearance for $10. I apologize for not having a pic, but I do know Ikea sells something similar. Now, here is where the fun begins. I went to Home Depot and explained to the man that I needed a drill bit to drill through a few layers of sheet metal. He looked at me like I was a little crazy, but I assured him I would be just fine drilling through this on my own (the hubby was out of town). I wedged a piece of wood between the slats and put it between two saw horses and I pushed with all my might.
Guess what?? It actually worked!! Here is where the hubby comes in for some good old fashioned team work. So, we have never actually hung a light. Let alone one that wasn't really meant for its purpose so we had a little trial and error along the way which is why you will not be getting a tutorial for the hanging process. Half way through trying to figure it all out the hubby looked at me and said, "Can't we just buy a lamp like everybody else." hahaha!!! We both burst out laughing and continued on our way and after turning the power back on we actually had a working light fixture and I love it so much!!!!
Aren't the reflecting shadows on the ceiling amazing??