I have been eyeing some beautiful industrial light fixtures and so I figured that with a little bit of pipe and a lot of creativity I could come up with a fun and completely unique DIY light fixture. I ended up with something that fit my kitchen space and my style perfectly and I am so excited to share this with you today!
All of my longtime followers know that over the last year we worked to makeover our kitchen. I love the transformation that it has been taking and while I still have a few more ideas in mind of projects I want to complete in this room, one of the big things on my list was that I wanted a pendant light over my island. After several unsuccessful attempts, I finally decided to make my own!
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
I will admit that I am super crazy in love with this Industrial Pipe DIY Light Fixture and I gladly show it off to anyone who knocks on my front door. It just fits my kitchen, fits my style and makes a statement without being too overwhelming in the space.
While I think my kitchen is a nice sized kitchen, it is definitely rectangle in shape. We have brought home many lights for this space that just didn't fit well. They were too big, or too small and we struggled to find one that was just right.
But the great thing about making your own DIY light fixture is that you can customize this to fit your space!
If you need it longer, wider or even need it with more (or less) lights, you can totally do that! This is such a fun project because you can make it your own to fit your space perfectly! This is one of the big reasons I love doing things myself.
A few Tips for Creating your own DIY Light Fixture:
- Start with a plan in mind, know the basic size and shape you want the fixture to be
- Decide on materials ahead of time
- Try to plan out as much of your product list before heading to the store
- Head to the store with your plan, dimensions and product list in hand
- Be flexible as you may have to tweak your final size and shape depending on availability of products
- Don't be afraid to be bold and create something that is uniquely your own
- Ensure that you are only using products, materials, and finishes that are SAFE to use for a light fixture
- Hire a professional electrician if you are not comfortable with any of the electrical portions of creating or hanging your own light fixture. It is very important to always follow local building codes and hire professionals as needed.
And the really cool thing about this project is that I used pendant lights I bought so I did not need to do any complicated light wiring. I used pipe pieces to create my shape and then strung pendant lights through it. So if you don't love this exact glass or light fixture that I chose, find one that you DO love and use that instead! See? Another way to customize this project just for you.
To create this DIY light fixture you will need several items including the following:
(I give links and specifics in the full blog post on The Home Depot Apron blog see link below)
- LDR Pipe Decor, Unions
- LDR Pipe Decor, Connectors
- LDR Pipe Decor, 90 degree Elbows
- LDR Pipe Decor, Tees
- LDR Pipe Decor, Flange
- Mini Pendant Lights
- Recessed Light Converter Kit for Pendant Light
- Spray Paint
- Cree LED Light Bulbs
- A second set of hands 🙂
I bought all of these items from The Home Depot, and you can snag them online too.
One thing to keep in mind when working with a pipe is that it can get a little messy. I love to wipe all of my pipes off first with baby wipes or wash them with warm soapy water before assembling them. If you have a lot of pipe pieces, it can be easiest to just fill your sink with warm soapy water and wash them all at the same time. Please be sure to let everything dry completely before assembling this! Sometimes I also wear gloves too because it can just get a little dirty. The LDR Pipes actually come pretty clean though, so that was really a nice surprise! And while it looks like it could be complicated, it is actually really easy! Like so super easy!
I walk you through each and every single step of how to make this DIY Light Fixture over at The Home Depot Apron Blog. Really! Hop on over and check it out HERE.
I have created several projects before using pipe, but for this project, I used LDR Pipe and loved it! LDR not only sells nice black pipe, but they also sell Pipe Decor Kits! So if you are new to using pipping, one of their kits might be a perfect way to start! Their kits come with everything you need to create your own home decor item and they are all so fun.
While I was at The Home Depot picking up supplies for my industrial pipe light fixture, I picked up one of LDR's Pipe Decor Kits for a Paper Towel Holder!
I put this together, by myself, in about 5 minutes! No tools needed. I just followed the instructions the kit came with and it went together quickly and easily.
And doesn't it look awesome!? I just love it!
You can also check out more posts about my kitchen HERE.
I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Pipe Decor Program (the "Program"). As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complied with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
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This looks so, so amazing! Pinning it now!
I love the look of these pieces.
I can’t, however, figure out how the pipe pieces all get screwed together for the 3 bulb hanging fixture with the double pipe at the top - having already seen it posted elsewhere, I assumed it was all molded as one piece instead.
The first 3 corners of any 4-sided structure are no problem, but I can’t see how you are able to screw together the last corner of any 4-sided pipe structure without having a previous corner come unscrewed, without using a pipe union such as the ones you put above each light globe..
I have worked with a fair bit of pipe, built some pipe supported shelves, etc, but you have me baffled here.
My daughter has the industrial look in her home so I would give it to her.
I love the look of pipe in home decor! I recently built a table using pipe for our patio. The paper towel holder is so fun!
I love it. The pendant light is my favorite!
I love the idea of these pipe kits! I would do a paper towel holder as well! 🙂
LOVE this! The pipe kit is super cool.
I would love to make some long shelves for dishes and another for spices.
I would put this on the counter away from the splashing sink that the kids seem to do.
I really like your kitchen lighting, and the shelf looks great, too. Maybe the shelf would look great in our house! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
I would love to add this to my counter, I do not currently have a paper towel holder. Styles I love are rustic & industrial so I would love to add this to my home!!♥
I don't have an island, but that light would be beautiful above my dining table.
I love the shelf.
Atim at EffiFit
I love love love this! I might have to do this over my dining room table. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the Inspire Me Monday link party!
i do like the paper towel holder a lot
Oh my, I love the light! We haven't started our kitchen remodel (yet!) but I've been searching like mad for industrial-style light fixtures and yours is beautiful.
I need a new light in my hall.
This is so great! I love all the industrial touches you made for your kitchen. Way creative!
Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
Love this! Looks so good!
LOVE this project! I'm featuring it at the Creative Gallery tomorrow! LOVE everything Industrial 🙂
Wow, this is one of the best industrial light fixtures I've ever seen. Love the design and it matches perfectly with your home.
Your kitchen looks so light and bright, and that encourages me, because I have dark cabinets too. I've been trying to figure out how to make my kitchen look brighter, and this gives me some ideas! Oh, I like your gorgeous light fixture too! 🙂
I adore the industrial look! Great job 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at Funtastic Friday!
What was the sequence you used to put the Pendant light together? Did you start at the top of the pendant or at one end or the other? I'm having some trouble getting the pipes to line up so the finished pendant looks like yours. Is there any other pipe fitting or connector you used not on your supply list? Help!
Hi there Marge! So I laid out all my pipe pieces so it looked like it would eventually look once it was completed. Then I put my light wiring through the pipes from the bottom up. I screwed the pipe pieces together as I went. There are a few times where it was definitely helpful to have a second set of hands helping out! But all the pieces are included in the list. It may just take a bit of time and a second set of hands. Good luck!
I LOVE the pendant light fixture! What is the width and height of the light fixture? Also, would this work on a slanted ceiling? I have vaulted ceiling and want to put this fixture over my kitchen table. Thank you!
Hi there, I am not sure that it would work on a slanted ceiling since the pipe is at a 90 degree angle to the ceiling. Because it does not hang by a chain, I don't know how you would get it to install and hang straight down. I am so sorry about that. The overall size of the light is about 30" high by 38" wide.
Love this! Can I ask what the total cost was or a range? Trying to consider if it's even financially feasible.
Fabulous industrial lighting. You did a wonderful job in creating the light fixture.
I absolutely love this project so much! I tried it though and cannot get the last joint to fit. It's like it needs to be screwed in already to fit. Have you ever experienced this? What can I do?
It is a bit tricky. I screwed it all together from the bottom to the top. However near the end, it was helpful to have an extra set of hands so we could twist the whole light fixture if needed to get everything screwed together properly. Best of luck!
Great looking light fixture, but I can not find the link to this one on the LDR- Pipe-Decor site. Do you have a direct link
There is no link to this light fixture, I designed it myself using LDR pipe. If you click through on the link that says "The Home Depot Apron Blog" you will find the full tutorial on how to make it! Thanks!
Thank You; that is very helpful.
I would like to use this sort of fixture on a current project but I wonder if the electrical inspector will approve;
They like fixtures to be certified.
Have you run into any problems with that?
If you click through to the instructions, you will see that the electrical part of the light fixture and the light itself with glass globe is a pendant light that I purchased from The Home Depot. I supposed it would probably depend on the type of use you are using a light fixture like this in, but you would need to talk to your local inspector to gain verification on the building codes and rules for your city, state and construction type.
I can't find the The Home Depot Apron Blog anywhere. Could you post a direct link please?
You can find it here
I hope that helps!
Christina, Team SD