was Urban Outfitter's tiered pendant. I saw this post from Jenny of Little Green Notebook,
where she shared some of her favorite gems from Urban Outfitters, and I ordered it that day!
I knew I wanted something with a modern edge to it, but after it was hung it I thought it
needed a little pizazz.
First, I'll show you how I added a custom touch with decorative sheet metal
I had leftover from my Craigslist hutch transformation, and then how to transform it
from a pendant into a flush mount ceiling fixture.
Urban Outfitters Triple Tiered Pendant Shade
Home Depot: Shade Holder Kit
Home Depot: Cloverleaf Sheet Metal (my piece was 12 x 36)
Each tier is attached to a crossbar by four chains, we're going to cut the sheet metal to size
and attach it with floral wire in four places where the chains meet the crossbar.
Cut the metal in 3 equal size strips, approximately 4"
(For the largest tier you'll need to attach two pieces together, we want to be
sure the pattern aligns, so at this point make sure two of the pieces do so.
You'll use one of the pieces for the smallest tier, and the other for the largest tier,
plus the leftover from the smallest tier.) Stick with me you'll get it!
Starting with the smallest tier and using the floral wire like a twist tie,
attach the edge of the sheet metal to the stationary ring. Continue around the shade
attaching on all four rings.
Color the floral wire with the gold sharpie to blend.
The largest tier doesn't have a chain and rings, attach the floral wire directly to the crossbar.
metal using the leftover piece from the smallest tier. Attach each end together using the
floral wire, as above. *** These are the two pieces you want aligned in the first step when
you make your cuts.
I chose to leave this piece a bit longer, no reason, you can do what looks good to you. :)
How to adapt the pendant to a flush mount:
I took this photo of the adaptor to give you a visual of how it looks before we attach the shade.
The crossbars at the top of the shade will be mounted between the ceiling and the adaptor.
***Turn off the electricity****
Bring the wiring from the adaptor up through the center of the crossbars on the shade.
Attach them to the wiring at your ceiling - black to black, white to white, and the
the ground wire to a metal screw. If you're not familiar with doing this there are numerous
videos online that show you step by step, and it's easy!
Attach the adaptor to the ceiling with the two mounting screws included.
This is a view looking up to the ceiling from below the shade.
Yell for someone to turn the electricity on for you,
cross your fingers, and enjoy your new light!
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