Salvage Series Ep. 4 - Cube Shade Pendant
In Episode 4 of our Salvage Series, we refinish an outdoor metal light shade and put it to use in a clean interior atmosphere!
Step 1: Remove original wiring
Remove any of the old wiring and sockets from the shade, we will be upgrading the shade with DIY Color Cord Company parts.
Step 2: Sanding, Painting and Reassembling
After sanding, we decided to go with a Matte Gray finish and we accented the interior of the shade with Matte White.
Step 3: Wiring a Pendant
Lighting Components You'll Need:
1. Cloth Covered Electrical Wire
2. Basic Socket - Ivory
3. Metal Standard Cord Grip
4. Flat Top Metal Socket Cover
5. Volta LED Bulb - Milk
6. Single Port Ceiling Canopy - Matte White
Step 4: Assembly
Once the socket is wired, we fed the other end of the cord through the cube shade and attached the socket using our Standard Metal Cord Grip.
Step 5: Install and Enjoy!
We wired up the canopy and finished it off with a Milk Volta LED bulb for this particular build, but depending on what you find to turn into a shade we have plenty of bulb options
to choose from!
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