I have been seeing so many fun caged light fixtures everywhere from TV shows to Pinterest to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. After living with our builder-grade (read: no personality) light fixtures for over a year, we finally decided to take a leap and opt for some awesome fun Edison bulb light fixtures.

This project only took one day and completely changed this boring builder kitchen The best part: these are SO CHEAP to make. I finished these in a single day. I bought everything I needed (somewhat impulsively) on Amazon. Two short days later I was ready to macramé to my heart’s content.

Planning

To start, I measured how far our current light fixtures hung from the ceiling, then took this number and subtracted the height of the shade so I knew how long to make the cord. I added a few extra inches to allow room to connect the wires, and cut the cords down to length.

I wasn’t crazy about having black fixtures with brown cords, so I started re-watching Parks & Rec (for the third time) and got busy knotting away with some plain, black paracord. This is super easy but the knotting seemed to take so much longer than I thought it would.

How to Macramé
how to macrame over an ugly brown cord Installing the New Light Fixtures

Once the cords were nicely covered and mono-chromatic, it was time to hang them up!

This project only took one day and completely changed this boring builder kitchen Our dining table light fixture was not even close to being above our table. To center the new light fixture over the table, we looped the cords over to a hook in the ceiling.

if your light fixture is off center, loop it over to a hook in the ceiling

I don’t claim to be a wiring expert, so I’m not going to go into the wiring details. You can find all of that information from more credible sources online.

I can’t overstate how much of a difference this quick change has made. I’m really digging the cool vibe we have going on now.

This project only took one day and completely changed this boring builder kitchen

Here is everything you need to make these. The black fixtures aren’t available anymore, but they could easily be spraypainted.

         

 

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