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. (My spell check is warning me that vintage-esque is not a word, but today it is.)
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make your own industrial cage pendant light inspired by Restoration Hardware lighting:
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.
- Metal Lamp Guard or you can go with a different style cage like this one
- Nickel Socket (as pictured) or a Porcelain Socket (this is what I ended up using)
- Edison Bulb (Lowes and Home Depot also sell these now)
- Antique twisted wire
- 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.
- Oil rubbed bronzed hammered spray paint in brown
- Wire strippers and electrical tape
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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.
Check out these other Restoration Hardware knockoffs that’ll knock your socks off:
- Restoration Hardware Inspired Faux Aged Steel Ikea Cabinet
- Easy and Cheap DIY Wooden Poster Hanger & Knockoff RH Vintage Lithograph Maps
- DIY Balustrade Coffee Table Inspired by Restoration Hardware
- Knockoff Restoration Hardware Bristol Flat Mirror
If you like vintage-industrial style, you may also like to check out these tutorials: