Home Maid Simple: DIY Drum Light

Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Drum Light

For awhile now we felt our dining room needed different lighting. The dome light just didn't give adequate light. In fact I kept it off more often than on, because it made so little difference, and I saved the money. 
While browsing pinterest, I came across this DIY Drum light tutorial over at From Gardners 2 Bergers.  Although I really liked how she made her drum light, she also linked over to another tutorial at The Keylor Family.  I felt my talent for craftiness was best suited with The Keylor Family's tutorial. 
Once the dining room remodel was accomplished I decided to add my finishing touch, with a DIY drum light, in pure hopes we'd get much more light in the room then the current fixture.  A trip to the thrift store for a hanging chandelier, then to Hobby Lobby for the biggest Embroidery Hoops (23 inches)available, plexiglass, and some muslin and I was ready to begin.
The materials, and partially put together.

Covered in fabric.
The hard part came next. Figuring out how to hang the light inside.  Through a collaborative effort with Mark we got this.
A piece of wood sandwiched between a section of the light, and resting under the embroidery hoops. Our first attempt was wire hangers, but they weren't sturdy enough.
And finally the light was hung! In my personal opinion, it's pretty awesome!  Mark thinks it's a little too big, and in truth it could be smaller, but hey it gives us a lot more light now!

I don't want to leave you just hanging there, so here's a grand look at our finished dining room, complete with a DIY drum light!

I'm linking up with To Sew With Love's Crafty Saturday Party


  1. Congratulations! It looks great.

  2. I love how it turned out! I am featuring it on the blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! ^^)


  3. The votation for TSWL's finest of February 2012 is on! Go tell your friends to vote for you! ^^) good luck!



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