DIY Brass Bowl Pendant + Kitchen Sneak Peek


Our recent excursion to Goodwill proved quite fruitful... I turned this boring old brass bowl into our new glamoupuss kitchen pendant.  My husband thought I was nuts when I picked it up...


It was pretty, but all bent & warped.  Luckily the metal was thin enough that it could be pushed back into shape.  The hubs drilled a hole through the bottom & we inserted a simple light kit.  Luckily, that same trip, we picked up another chandelier that we weren't using the chain or canopy for so we attached that as well.


I did spray paint the canopy black & then wash over it with a Brillo pad to reveal some of that brass to help tie it into the fixture better.  Isn't it lovely?  I am seriously obsessed with it.  This light has completely transformed the kitchen.

Here is a little before reminder...


Here it is after some chalkboard paint, new handles & campaign inspired braces, & our new pendant!






I also painted our window sash black... I think it made a big difference.


Now the kitchen is almost complete.  Some new lights (big idea for those!) & some window treatments & that is it!!

We had a very busy DIY weekend... so be on the look out for lots of new projects.


53 comments:

  1. That light fixture is awesome! I love your kitchen so far, especially the detailing on your lower cabinets. Megan

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  2. What a great idea! I just love it :) And it's the first time I am seeing your chalkboard wall - you have such perfect handwriting to display! Love the white cabinets and dark countertops!

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  3. Wow, your DIY light sure does have luxe style and big bucks looks! Love the way the brass ties into the campaign braces on the cabinets (great style and idea) and the black window trim accents this look perfectly. Looking forward to the full reveal. I pinned this great idea and look.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow this looks awesome! Your kitchen is Design Sponge worthy!

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  5. Be still my heart...all that brass goodness!

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  6. Brilliant! I would never have thought of that.

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  7. I could seriously DIE I'm so in LOVE with that light fixture! I have to create one for my home! Your kitchen looks beautiful. Great Job!!!!

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  8. OMG that light is genious and your kitchen looks beyond fab! LOVE the open shelving and chalkboard wall.

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  9. Loving all the brass accents in your kitchen facelift! Funny how trends come and go and come back again. That brass bowl turned pendant light is fabulous...loved this idea since I saw it years ago in a restaurant. So clever and unique...perfect over your sink area!

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  10. You are amazing! Killer photos too! Love everything about your kitchen xoxo

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  11. Love, love, love this!

    www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks great! Hope your "visit" went well today!

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  13. That light fixture is fantastic! Even better how you scored it cheap. The kitchen is looking really great!

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  14. Love, love, love!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  15. How cool is that light!!! And seriously digging the brass accents on the cabinets and drawer front - looks amazing!

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  16. Awesome. Love the extra hardware on the face of the cabinet doors. Has a cool vintage trunk vibe.

    thestyleofbeing.blogspot.ca

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  17. That brass is absolutely full of class! I love it.

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  18. How creative, like it!

    http://essieslifestyle.blogspot.nl/

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  19. I repinned you light fixture after seeing it on Pinterest yesterday and just had the time now to stop over at your blog. It's my first time here and I can't wait to explore it more. I will definitely be following you! Also, I just mentioned your pendant on my FB page (I love it that much!). https://www.facebook.com/NumberFiftyThree

    Have a great day!

    Angela

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  20. My goodness what will you think of next? You are brilliant! As for the campaign hardware - perfect for anyone who has those plain Jane {sorry Jane} melamine cabinets!

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  21. Kristin~ I just love it! It is beautiful....

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  22. I LOVE this Kristen. It's so brilliant! And it ties in perfectly with the new hardware.

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  23. This is so great! It makes me want to leave work and go thrifting right. this. second.

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  24. That is genius! So pretty. I'll be heading to Goodwill tomorrow. :)

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  25. Love Love Love your DIY pendant light and your kitchen. You gave me a great idea for a sterling bowl that we have sitting around.

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  26. Hey Kristin!

    Just wondering where you got the cold braces for the drawers? Do you know if they make any to cover the whole outside corner of drawers?

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  27. Hey Kristin,

    Just wondering where you got your gold drawer braces? Do you know if they make them to cover the whole corners of the drawers?

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    1. Hey Liz,
      These are actually just flat metal L braces from the Hardware Store. There are numerous online retailers for Campaign Hardware corner braces.

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  28. This is gorgeous! I just found your blog via Emily A Clark - new follower alert :)

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  29. Very nice. I painted my kitchen window sash black last year and love it.

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  30. Gorgeous! What a great repurpose! and your whole kitchen is beautiful too!

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  31. The fixture is gorgeous! What an awesome transformation, and I love the chalkboard wall. Beautiful kitchen!

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  32. I just LOVE your style! Those little changes totally transform the space! Well done! Love the gold touches and of course THAT pendant!!! Great idea! xo ~ Virginia @livelovediy.com

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  33. OH MY GOSH. I cannot handle how gorgeous that is!! I saw it on Glitter Guide and pinned it immediately - having NO idea it was a DIY. It looks absolutely amazing. WELL DONE!!!

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  34. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I was just wondering where you found your marble top stool?

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    1. Thanks Christin! I made the stool out of a Goodwill plant stand & a marble top we had lying around.

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  35. I JUST saw this pendant tutorial after searching your blog for where you got it. Since I won't be able to buy it, I'll have to search the world over for a similarly styled brass bowl. Pretty sure my mom has one! ;) ;) It turned out beautifully!

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  36. Hi Kristin! Where did you find your brass cabinet pulls?

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  37. OMG I love this light! AND I love me some Goodwill Goodies too...I just featured this light on my blog with some other repurposed items. REWORK your possessions People!
    Hope you can check it out.
    http://housebyholly.blogspot.com/2013/02/rework-your-possessions-repurpose.html
    Holly

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  38. I featured this light fixture on my blog today! I Love it!
    mymulberrytree.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you for the flush-mount idea! And the paint you used to achieve that "vintagy" look.

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  40. beautiful things you've done to make it yours. :)

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  41. I am too much of an in-the-box thinker to see a bowl and envision it as a lamp. But I love it!

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  42. did you paint the tile on your backsplash?

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  43. I am so in love with this light fixture! I saw your kitchen recently and have been trying to figure out where you got it, then saw this post. AMAZING! I love what you did and it really does "make" the kitchen.

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  44. That pendant light made of bronze looks like an Olympic torch. Other than that, I love its look because it is vintage. The black wall is an accent. DO you intentionally do it?

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  45. This is one of the most inventive ideas I've seen in a long time! Brilliant!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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