Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Pendant Light…Uncaged

Make an industrial cage pendant light inspired by Restoration Hardware.
Some call it cheap, but frugal sounds so much more complimentary. I am quite stubborn when it comes to parting with my money. I also like the challenge of finding something that I really like and then figuring out how to do it myself. Sometimes it causes more undue stress in my life than necessary, but most times it is well worth the effort.
I needed to find something to replace the bare bulb ceiling light in my son’s office/closet, I wanted something that was a little vintage-esque.
I was inspired by Restoration Hardware’s industrial pendant lighting, the Cage Filament Pendant light in aged steel for $129

Update: I should have named the post “Barnlight Electric Inspired Pendant” because I’m even more smitten with their Minimalist Copper Cage Pendant.
Barnlight Electric Minimalist Cage Pendant


Here are the supplies you’ll need to make your own industrial cage pendant light:
Supplies for a DIY industrial cage light.
Other than the metal lamp guard (#1) and the antique twisted wire (#4), most of the supplies can be found in a home improvement store. I provided affiliate links for the items that can be found online.
  1. Metal Lamp Guard
  2. Nickel Socket  (as pictured) or a Porcelain Socket (this is what I ended up using)
  3. Edison Bulb (Lowes and Home Depot also sell these now)
  4. Antique twisted wire
  5. Ceiling canopy if you are going to have it hardwired but you could make this a plug-in lamp with this antique style plug-in.
  6. Oil rubbed bronzed hammered spray paint in brown
  7. Wire strippers and electrical tape
Supplies (including the bulb) should end up being around $35-50, depending on shipping cost. I ended up spending a little more because I bent the nickel socket and had to buy a porcelain keyless socket adaptor at Home Depot. I ended up liking the porcelain socket better because it has a metal ring on the top. I was able to loop the wire around the ring, therefore the wiring is less likely to come apart.
A couple updates (01/16/17): Amazon now sells a solid brass construction industrial socket that more closely resembles the inspiration picture. 

Or, if you want to go the least expensive and easiest route, you can buy this twisted wire pendant kit with a plug-in so it doesn’t have to be hardwired. 

I don’t claim to be an expert electrician so I won’t go into the nitty gritty details on wiring and installation. But I can give you these links on how to put it together and how to install it.
The wire cage from comes in black, but it looks a lot more like the inspiration photo once it is primed and spray painted. I chose Rust-oleum’s Hammered Metal spray paint in dark bronze.
Rust-Oleum 7218830 Hammered Metal Finish Spray, Dark Bronze, 12-Ounce
I also lightly brushed on silver metallic craft paint to give it some more dimension. Once it is all put together, the cage simply tightens onto the socket with a couple of screws and washers.


How to make an industrial cage pendant light inspired by Restoration Hardware.- by Simplicity In The South
 How to make an industrial pendant cage light inspired by Restoration Hardware- by Simplicity In The South
So much better than a standard bare bulb ceiling light!
Organized office in a closet by Simplicity In The South.
I think this pendant light adds just the right amount of vintage industrial charm to our son’s office in a closet. 

If you like vintage-industrial style, you may also like to check out these tutorials:

galvanized curtain rods from hardware store parts
closet office with planked walls
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  6. This is such a great project – I’m thinking of doing this over my kitchen island. How intense is the light through this since there’s no shade to diffuse the light?

    • This would look great over an island! When I read the reviews on the website before I bought the bulbs, several people commented how bright the 60 watt bulbs are. I personally like it the way it is. Someone suggested either putting the lights on a dimmer or buying the 40 watt bulbs instead.

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  8. Very cool! I hope Home Depot in Canada has the Edison bulbs now… I’m needin’ one now for sure! 🙂

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  13. Thank you so much for posting this. It’s been very helpful to me. I’m actually trying to replicate it and have already spray painted it, and now would like to add the metallic paint. When I went to the craft store, the only thing I saw was high gloss metallic gray, and that didn’t seem right to me. Do you remember what you used?
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    • Hey, Laura! The exact color that I used was Folk Art’s 667 Metallic Gunmetal Gray, which is a dark gray. If you can’t find it, you could add a few drops of regular black craft paint to their lighter metallic gray called #662 Sterling Silver. I’m glad you were able to get the other parts for the light!

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