I simply can't buy anything full price...or even half off. But, when caged pendant lights go 75% off at Anthropologie...I'm in! I really do feel thankful when I find a deal. It's always a little reminder that the Lord is in the small things too. You know I'm always tinkering with the house, and making little changes that make a big difference in the mood and feel of my home. This was one such project.
The Preacher drilled three holes into a piece of driftwood I had for decor, and disassembled each pendant and reassembled them after threading the wire through the holes. Brilliant, I know. I'm the ideas, but he's the know-how for sure! Once reassembled and adjusted to the right length, each cord is knotted on the other side of the driftwood to hold in place.
The driftwood is attached to the ceiling via hooks and jute string. Jute also came in handy when wrapping up the three separate cords that lead back down to the power source. (We chose not to wire it in so that there would be the flexibility to use it elsewhere in the future.)
My favorite things about this project is that it brought in an unexpected element of a piece of driftwood suspended from the ceiling. This idea can really be used for any pendant light fixtures, and with any piece of wood or interesting object that can be drilled and suspended (think platters, baskets, reclaimed wood...)! Hope that gets your creative juices going!