It’s time again for the monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge organized by my good friend Jess of Domicile 37. Each month, we find a piece from a store or designer that we find inspiring and create our own version, DIY style. This month’s inspiration is the always hip Urban Outfitters. I chose to DIY the Geo Diamond Pendant which retails for $69 only my version will come in at a fraction of the cost.
My project began with a gold metal geometric diamond I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just $4 but really any geometric shape would work as long as it s open enough in the middle to house a light bulb. I knew it would be easy to just knot a cord to the frame but I really wanted the light to look finished so when I found this allen + roth White Hanging Light Swag Kit at Lowes I knew it was the perfect solution. The kit actually works like a clamp with a tightening screw that allows it to attach to any object that will fit within the clamp.
The first step to making my diamond fit was to file off the point.
Doing this gives the clamp a level spot to screw down on.
Have a look at how it works. After filing the top of the diamond flat I gave it a test fit. Perfect!
But before attaching it permanently I removed all the stickers and gave the light kit a coat of gold spray paint so it would match the diamond (remember to mask off the cord.)
Then I reattached it to the diamond. You’ll notice in the photo below the light clamp is a little off-center but adjustment is easy by loosening the clamp.
Another plus of this kit is that it came with all the necessary hardware for installation as well as a switch already installed on the cord.
So once you decide on the location of your hooks and add your vintage bulb your light is complete.
and for right around $20 a budget friendly alternative to the Urban Outfitter Diamond Pendant.
If you like this be sure to stop by and see what the other bloggers have been up to as they were inspired by Urban Outfitters.