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DIY Pendant lights – Re purpose stories

A chandelier made of Table fan blades

Pendant lights can be expensive and yet not unique. Here is a quick DIY pendant lights idea. 

If it wasn’t for waking up early on a Sunday morning and driving the distance, I would have been at the Bangalore Sunday market, every week. It happens on the BVK Iyengar Road every Sunday and getting there real early is the only way to beat the rush and the dust that follows. It’s a long walk, so being prepared physically and mentally, helps.

Dusty table fan blades in pretty colors

On my last trip to the Sunday market, I chanced upon these table fan blades in different colors. They weren’t pretty when I saw them, I had to look through a load to get the least dented ones, but I think I could see through the dusty blades and I had an instant idea. I picked up four of them and they sat in a corner of the house for a few weeks before the time came for it to see the light of the day.

So when I was decorating my husbands office meeting room, I visualized the three fan blades hanging from the ceiling above the table. I wanted a retro feel in that space, and the fan blades were best suited there.  I brought them out and shined them with some soap water and wet rag.

What I used for this project?

the supplies needed for the project

3 meters of wire (White)

3 white bulb holders

One metal wire manager strip ( can find in any lighting shop)

3 LED bulbs

It was just a matter of cutting the wires to 3 different length, attaching the holder and passing it through the fan blades. The wire manager holds the wire tightly in place and conceals the wires connections. Since the connections to be made to the existing building wiring, it needed an electrician for installation. And it was done!

The electrician connecting the wires

I think it turned out pretty cool, and I am quite proud of it. It sort of fit perfectly into the theme and looks very impressive.

DIY Pendant lights made of Table fan blades
The final look of the space with the DIY pendant lights

3 thoughts on “DIY Pendant lights – Re purpose stories”

  1. Alifia
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    Ooh! Very cool! I see you hooked him up with a typewriter too!

  2. angela jose
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    They are absolutely pretty! I can visualise it over my dining table! I need to hunt for them though 😀 The problem with my house is since its a govt qtrs the space is too less and fittings cannot be changed. An extra light hanging will definitely get chopped by my fan! This one is really pretty. 🙂