Here’s How You Can Make Perfect (and Inexpensive!) Pendant Lights — Kitchn


If you’ve been on the quest for the perfect kitchen light, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve got you. Well, more accurately, the Color Cord Company has got you!

See, the site allows you to build your own pendant, picking every single detail, so that you can customize a just-right pendant for your kitchen (or any other room in the house).

Founded with DIY-ers in mind, the company boasts more than 75 different selections of cloth-covered cord (hello, rainbow of hues above!), in addition to all the parts you may need to complete your desired look (like sockets, bulb cages, hooks, shades, switches, and more).

Pendants can be built with your home’s exact specifications or needs in mind. Need a longer cord to reach your outlet? You’ve got it. Want to mix up the colors of your bulb cages for a more eclectic look? Do it! Seriously, we’re not joking — the possibilities are endless. Pricing obviously depends on what you pick, but to give you an idea, a small metal shade starts at $35.

In case you need to see the lights in action before you buy, look no further than photographer and stylist Abigail Green’s kitchen. When she and her husband were looking to remodel their space, they turned to the Color Cord Company to create their copper-tinged trio of light fixtures. If she makes it look easy on her blog, that’s because it is. You can install the lighting yourself (the Cord Company’s site has a ton of tips, tricks, and projects), or tap an electrician to do the work for you.

See more: Home Project at Abigail Green

We love the idea of stringing several pendant lights around your room, but you could also take it a few steps further and create a full-blown statement-making fixture with a series of cords and bulbs, like the crazy-cool “fringe” sconce above.

With neons, pastels, and posh metallics, there’s no way you won’t find a combination that works for you and your space.

Thanks for reading Kitchen Hang-Ups! It’s a new column on the site, meant to give you all sorts of ideas for things to hang from your walls — or even the ceiling.

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