Here’s the ceiling in my kitchen:
You see those rows of lights and then the one weird light in the corner? This one:
That light is over the sink and on a different switch than the rest. And we NEVER use it. Seriously…I turned on the disposal when I tried to turn it on to take these pictures.
Did you know you can buy a kit to turn any can light into a pendant light? Because you can. (Get it? CAN? Ha!) The kit looks like this.
I paid around $20 at Lowe’s.
You adjust the cord length and then just screw it in. WAY easy. You can buy a shade, but I decided to make one.
I picked up this metal Easter basket at Hobby Lobby. It was $4.50 (50% off).
The handle came right off with a little bit of wiggling. You’ll need to trace and cut a hole in the bottom. I used some of those all purpose kitchen scissors because this wire was flimsy. You could also drill a hole, if you’re using something more substantial than a wire Easter basket.
I gave it a good coat of spray paint and then put it on the kit.
And, uh, it’s really hard to take a picture of light fixture when it’s on.
So, if you have a can light (or two or three) you’re not loving, think about converting it to a pendant light!