Monday, February 24, 2014
Why not try a new metallic this season? We are seeing copper as a new trend to use as accent pieces throughout the home. We love this idea from Elle Decor! Helps to add winter warmth to your home!
Friday, February 21, 2014
One thing we love at House to Home are DIY projects! Take a peek at this pendant DIY project from Design Sponge! Get inspired!!
-Tin Snips – (they’re like scissors made for cutting metal)
-22 gauge steel wire – cut into four 2″ pieces
-Old lamp shade – lamp shade should have large enough hole to fit a pendant kit and be smaller than 36″ circumference
-Pendant Light Kit
-Work gloves & protective eyewear
-Lightbulb – I used a round globe to give more interest to the finished piece!
Step Two: Take the paper, fabric, and bottom ring off of your lampshade. I got mine from the thrift store for about $2, so I didn’t feel terrible ripping it apart.
Step Seven: Carefully, (and still wearing your gloves!) wrap the metal around the shade ring, making sure that the finished edge of the metal is on top.
Step Eight: Using your needle-nose pliers, clamp the edge of the metal down onto the shade ring.
Step Ten (optional): spray paint the color of your choice! I did a matte black, but think an oil-rubbed bronze or gold would be my second choice!