In the post about our family room, I promised y’all two how-to for making or updating lighting fixtures to make them more like pieces of art. When we moved in our home, the breakfast nook had a perfectly nice damask lamp shade over the hanging pendant.
However that was about the extent of my sentiments for it- its was just “nice.” I decided I wanted something a little more special and spent awhile in the hunt for a replacement. Then while browsing my Pinterest feed one day, this one DIY wire globe pendant stopped me in my tracks. I don’t believed in love at first sight when it comes to men, but I’m a hard-core believer when it comes to decor. When you know, you just know. It took me five seconds to be ready for commitment.
As a bonus, it was one of the DIY’s that really works and turns out the way you hoped.
I’m going to let you learn about this DIY from the source. I’m just here to tell you that it was SO do-able. Click HERE to take you over to the Hommemaker blog. With how entertaining his writing is, the rest of this post is going to seem like a snooze-fest. But if you want to learn how to do a Target lighting hack you’ll have to stick with me and read on.
Target Lamp Hack
Alrighty, here’s how this work: I started with this basic reading lamp from Target.
I like the base, but the cheap white lamp shade had to go. I found a wire basket at the vintage store, and laced a strip of burlap through the top edge.
With wire cutters, I cut a hole just the size of the bulb socket interior.
I didn’t want to cut it too large since the socket shell had to be able to screw in over it and hold the basket in place like a lamp shade. I also used some good ol’ chalk paint to socket shell to add some detail since it would be exposed.
And there you have it…
That, my friends, is one easy way to add interest to a standard floor lamp.