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Geometric Pendant Light

Geometric Pendant Light | Inside the Fox Den

Hey friends,

I cannot begin to describe how excited I am that I finally have light in my living room. Ok, that makes me sound like a cave woman, let me explain. I bought an older home (over 100 years old, actually) which means it has it’s special quirks. One of those quirks is that there are no light fixtures anywhere in the space. I’ve made do with floor and table lamps, but I wanted something a bit more permanent. I have great built ins on both sides of my fireplace and knew it was the perfect placement for some pendants.

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I began by researching what I wanted it to look like. I loved this gem shape but wanted the bulb to be exposed. I thought the second option was headed in the right direction, but felt that an “inner gem” may be too overwhelming. Melding the two? Perfect.

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Paper straws are awesome for a number of reasons and I love the colors and patterns that are available, but for this project I wanted an easy work surface. I picked up these packages of 25 plain cardboard colored straws at Hobby Lobby.

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The straws are roughly 8″ in length and you will need eighteen of them. Take six of them and set aside, these are your B pieces. Take another six and cut off 1 1/2″, this will create pieces A and C. Take the remaining six and cut off 3″, creating pieces D and E.

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To create the sides of your light, take some jewelry wire and string together in this order: D, E, C, B, A, B, back through C, E and tie together. Once you have three finished sides, string together the remaining pieces: D, C, and A with the finished sides.

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To create my “canopy” I had random pieces of wood lying around that I used. Measure accordingly to create a box.

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On two of your side pieces, attach an L bracket. This is how I mounted it to my ceiling.

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Assemble your box and drill a hole in the base and the back for the wire to go through.

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I’ve been on a gold kick lately (which is surprising because I used to loathe it) so naturally I painted the canopy and shade gold. I think it really compliments my color scheme.

make a lamp

I used the Make-A-Lamp Kit to wire my light. The instructions are super simple.

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To be honest I’m not crazy about the canopy up close, but from a distance it looks good. I do plan to (a long way down the line) hardwire some pendants and cans in my living room, but I really do love how they turned out.

Geometric Pendant Light | Inside the Fox Den

<3 Chelc

 

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  • the cape on the corner

    March 19, 2015 at 10:55 AM Reply

    dude, that is awesome. saw your project featured on work it weds and had to give you some kudos.
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 20, 2015 at 8:22 AM Reply

      Thank you so much, friend! Glad you stopped by!

      XO, Chelc

  • Jess

    March 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM Reply

    This is fantastic!! What a neat idea! LOVE it!

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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 23, 2015 at 11:40 AM Reply

      Oh, thanks a lot, Jess!

      XO, Chelc

  • Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

    March 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM Reply

    Standing ovation–this is absolutely amazing! Thanks for linking it up to the Pretty Preppy Party. Pinned for the world to know! :)
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM Reply

      Wow, thanks so much, Christy!

      XO, Chelc

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  • Agy

    March 26, 2015 at 10:33 PM Reply

    Woah this is amazingly awesome!!
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 27, 2015 at 8:42 AM Reply

      Thanks so much, Agy!

      XO, Chelc

  • cassie @ primitive & proper

    March 27, 2015 at 8:58 AM Reply

    this is fabulous! love the look and i love the modern lines and more rustic base!

    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 27, 2015 at 9:19 AM Reply

      Thank you so much, Cassie!

      XO, Chelc

  • Naomi @ Plaster & Disaster

    March 28, 2015 at 11:23 AM Reply

    This is such a cool idea! You got such a beautiful shape out of the simple materials. Nice job!
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 29, 2015 at 9:06 AM Reply

      Thank you so much, Naomi! I’m so happy with how it turned out.

      XO, Chelc

  • Pam @ Simple Details

    March 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM Reply

    Wow Chelc, this is so impressive!! What a clever idea, you’d never know it was made from straws! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 30, 2015 at 10:14 AM Reply

      Thanks so much, Pam! I’m so happy with how it turned out!

      XO, Chelc

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  • Erlene

    March 29, 2015 at 11:13 PM Reply

    I think this is so neat, but I don’t think I have enough patience for this…lol. Great job! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday, you’re one of my features this week. Hope to see you again.
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM Reply

      Wow, thanks so much, Erlene! The most time consuming part was creating the box for the canopy, but it seemed to fly by!

      XO, Chelc

  • Fabiola Garcia

    March 31, 2015 at 12:05 AM Reply

    What a great project, I love it. #TTTParty

    • Inside The Fox Den

      March 31, 2015 at 8:17 AM Reply

      Thank you so much, Fabiola!

      XO, Chelc

  • Annie Thompson

    March 31, 2015 at 10:51 AM Reply

    Love this! We have a plethora of flush-mounts that we need to replace and I love this idea! Just stopped over from the link up! Love your blog!

    • Inside The Fox Den

      April 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, Annie! You’re too sweet! They’re so simple to create but they make a HUGE impact!

      XO, Chelc

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    July 31, 2015 at 9:41 AM Reply

    Oh, I love this idea! Such a great way to make a statement :) Inviting you to share some posts with our Link Up Party – Idea Box:
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      August 26, 2015 at 1:02 PM Reply

      Thanks so much, I will be sure to check it out!

      XO, Chelc

  • Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom

    September 11, 2015 at 12:59 PM Reply

    WOW that is so cool that you made that! You’re a DIY BADASS! I’ve been in the “older house no light” situation before too, but it never occurred to me to craft my own solution…. *inspired*
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    • Inside The Fox Den

      September 18, 2015 at 12:33 PM Reply

      Haha, thanks, Sarah! Never been called a “badass” before. :) I knew I had to do something when I moved in and I love the look it gives. Glad you found some inspiration!

      XO, Chelc

  • Michelle

    January 22, 2016 at 7:24 PM Reply

    How freakin cool it this project?? Waaay cool and I’m taking notes. This is a great DIY project that won’t break the bank and give you a plush looking lighting fixture. I’m all over this one!

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