Turn that boring Can light into a Charming Pendant Light

Did I say charming?? I mean absolutely FABULOUS!! 
My wonderful can't stop staring at Mason Jar Pendant Light!
BEFORE......boring!

Whatcha need:
This is a fixture converter from Home Depot for around $10
And a pendant kit....Home Depot $14 or cheaper on Amazon!
This also comes in white, brush nickel and other colors. 

 I used one of my grandma's old mason jars...these can also be purchased on ebay for varies prices $.99 and up.
Or
Any other lighting fixture that you would like to use.

What to Do:
Well I didn't even try to attempt this on my own.....
it was so simple for the hubby to do in minutes and would have taken me hours 
Snap out the can light fixture

Attach converter.....
It comes with great directions and picture diagrams...
So I was able to easily see if the hubby was doing it right 
 
Done...Easy Peasy!

Now attach bracket that comes with the pendant kit

Adjust your length...this kit is adjustable up to 50".

Now attach your fixture!
I used a mason jar so I'll show you how I did that....
I gave my hubby the opportunity to use his handy dandy tool..
He measured and cut the hole for me

I didn't like the look of the zinc lid against the bronze fixture...
So.....I painted it!


All three people screw tightly together

So much better! 

 Instant added Charm!

Just add a low-energy 40 watt bulb 
and ENJOY!

This a Pottery Barn inspired pendant
$399.00!
 
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WhisperWood Cottage


31 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

So great to see an Australian song title above the comments box! Your light looks FAAAAABULOUS - I'm craft-challenged so will admire from afar!!

Happy 2011 travels!!

Amanda said...

I'm so in to jars at the moment, love this idea!

{northern cottage} said...

yeah - great great end result...I love the charm this brings...I was actually just shopping for a converter and hd was out...did you buy them all? next time!

Lisa said...

How creative! This is such a fun idea! Love it : )

Lizzie said...

That is sooo cool and soooooooooo clever! I like it very much. Do be sure to use low-energy bulbs in there, as the traditional ones get so hot. You don't want to be sitting there and get showered with glass as the mason jar overheats and explodes (remember it is sealed at the top, so no airflow like with normal light fittings!).

But it is still a great light!

Alicia said...

How awesome! It looks really great.

Alicia {ProtoDoom.com}

SmileMonsters said...

Love it! Had no idea there were converter kits for can lights. I may have to try them.

Jo @ SmileMonsters

~K said...

I've seen the jar lights and REALLY admired them but they are too high priced for me. Yours is even better because of the colored glass. Great job!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is so great Michell!! I love it. :) Great tutorial too. One of those projects that really makes me wish we owned instead of rented. ;)

Meg said...

That's awesome. I love this tutorial--I always need one! It's a great idea! Does your light shine blue? :)

I'd love for you to join my giveaway for a vintage trinket tray going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-with-cotton-breeze.html

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

I love it! I hope you'll come link it up at the craft catwalk!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-catwalk-and-features-lucky-no-13.html

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

Your mason jar light is fantastic, Michell! Way to go! Much better! Thanks so much for joining me at Anything Related!
p.s. Sharing on the ATR facebook page!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a great transformation!

Leslie said...

What a darling idea! Can you please link this up to Hoo's got talent as well! Thanks!

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I never knew about this convertor kit!! I love jars!! Now I'm trying to figure out how I can get something like this to work in my bathroom....

Thanks for the ideas!!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Becca said...

this is great! I'll be featuring this tutorial on BCD on Jan. 27th. Thanks for linking!

Amelia said...

I love this!! I saw one on etsy that I liked but this tutorial makes it look easy.:) I think I will try to do it myself, thanks for sharing!

AllieMakes! said...

WOW! You are not kidding... FABULOUS!! I want one! Thank you for the great instructions!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Allison said...

Fabulous idea! Looks great! Thanks for linking this up as well!

kim c said...

love, love, love this. saw you at craft envy.

Allison said...

Michell--I featured you for tomorrow as a fave on the Vintage Pollyanna Tell Me Tuesday link party. ;-)

http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/

Dixie Mom said...

That is stinkin' awesome.

jamie. said...

this is great! my grandma has TONS of old mason jars sitting on shelves in her basement. maybe i'll upcycle some =)

jamie
www.somedreamingstate.com

Susan...myhomeroad.blogspot.com said...

Love it! I have to get that light kit! Thanks for the great idea. Your site is great.
Susan
myhomeroad.blogspot.com

brookie said...

This is so amazing!!! Love it.

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

Your light is gorgeous. I've been wanting to try this with some of our old jars, but haven't gotten it accomplished yet. Love this!

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of fabulous lighting projects on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-diy-lighting-ideas/

ShantyGirl said...

I love what you did with the mason jar, this is a wonderful idea!
Sherry

Home Lighting said...

Brilliant idea! I'm not sure if there are light kits in our area though. I will ask my husband to look for one and will try to make my own :) Awesome post!

Inspire Me Heather said...

You do the coolest projects! I linked this one to my Mason jars post too, maybe one day I can do this pendant light too...

Vegetable Garden Cook said...

Thanks for the tutorial--I made a light and love it! http://www.mysuburbanhomestead.com/check-homemade-mason-jar-pendant-light/

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