It’s Wednesday and I’m in the middle of an ongoing project. Well, to be truthful, I’m in the middle of several ongoing projects, enough to make my head spin in that Linda Blair/Exorcist way. The crochet is ongoing:
Note how quickly the desk has become a catch-all. Need I add that I didn’t stage this photo?
As to the project at hand: I’ve had this idea for a while. The kitchen has recessed lighting in the ceiling and a little lamp on the countertop. I’ve always thought it would be nice to have a hanging lamp over the kitchen table that would illuminate the room without the constant use of many high-wattage bulbs. I know there are convertors that make recessed lights into pendant lights but I can’t use that option because none of the lights are over the kitchen table.
A while back, one of our table lamps bit the dust. As I took the shade off, I started to rip the fabric from the framework. I was left with an industrial looking, slightly rusty wire cage. Hmmm. Now there’s an idea. But how to do it? It would have to be a swag pendant light because the table is in the middle of the room, the socket is on the wall by the bench, and I’m not paying an electrician to install a light.
I found Susan and her shop, Shandell’s, and a neat kit consisting of a cloth-covered cord, light socket and instructions for putting it all together. If I was going to have a cord swagged across the room, I thought it should make a statement, so I chose the red cloth-covered cord. To go with the red in our kitchen.