I had a blast repurposing an old industrial lamp recently and am excited to show you the results! Last spring I found this epic Mid Century Modern Danish Teak antique for our dining room and have been having fun styling it since then. I have to admit that it has been challenging, interior design is certainly not my calling although I do love it! I decided that we needed a funky new light for the space and came up with this Warehouse Pendant Light. Totally custom, totally DIY.
I love, love, love this colour! It pulls the blue and white tones from the shelving display into the lighting and ties everything together.
This is where I started. I found this awesome, one of a kind, industrial lamp at a local vintage shop called Zangbell & Gill. If you are in the Okanagan area then I highly recommend that you check them out! They have the coolest furniture and home decor items that you will not find anywhere else. You can follow Zangbell & Gill on Facebook too – they are truly the nicest couple! Anyway I knew that I wanted to create a pendant light and took the lamp apart. I have the awesome stand saved for another project. I primed and painted the interior and exterior of the warehouse light with spray paint.
Then I took apart the porceline fixtures.
Then I re-wired it using a pendant light that I had found on discount at Home Sense. I basically just threaded the wiring through the top of the warehouse fixture and re-attached it to the porceline fixtures that held the lightbulb.
Finally I put hanging the pendant light and wiring it to the house on Darcy’s to do list because “handy” only goes so far with me. I don’t want “handy” to include “easily electrocuted”.
I like to think that it turned out pretty rad and really suits the space. I mean how cool is it to have an antique Warehouse Pendant Light complementing your antique Mid Century Modern Danish Teak wall unit?! Seriously cool if you ask me.