DIY: Surrealist Pendant Lamp Trio by

Issue 65 · Belgium and Beyond · March 28, 2013

DIY: Surrealist Pendant Lamp Trio

Issue 65 · Belgium and Beyond · March 28, 2013

Spotted (and admired) on the blog Met Melk en Suiker: a madcap lamp made from a mashup of three pendant lights with an Alice in Wonderland vibe. The surrealist trio inspired us to research on drilling porcelain to make one ourselves. Read on for instructions:

DIY Pendant Lamp Trio from Met Melk En Suiker, Remodelista

Above: Source two pendant lamp cords, antique teacups, and a pleated chandelier lampshade. To drill holes through the porcelain teacups, use a Diamond Drill Bit (made for drilling ceramic and glass) to drill a hole just large enough for the pendant cord you're using. Be sure to start by drilling on a low, gentle speed to avoid cracking the porcelain. Thread the cord through the teacups, stacking one on top of the other and attach the bulb at the bottom. Photograph from Met Melk En Suiker.

West Elm White Pendant Cord Set, Remodelista

Above: West Elm's White Cord Set (shown) is $29 each and Ikea's Hemma Cord Set is $4.99.

Antique Tea Cup Set on Etsy, Remodelista

Above: Source your pick of antique teacups found at your local flea or on Etsy, like these Porcelain Teacups from Bavaria; $32.81 for a set of 2 from Project Safaran.

Side-Pleated Chandelier Shade, Remodelista

Above: The small, 4.25-Inch Side Pleated Chandelier Shade is $14 from Shades of Light.

Roost Glass Meridian Lamp from Sundance, Remodelista

Above: The Meridian Pendant Light is $195 from Sundance.

Looking for more lighting to make yourself? See our previous posts: DIY: Industrial Bedside Pulley Lamp and 5 Favorites: Fabric Light Fixtures.

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