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Lighting: Hanging Drum Shades

Continuing on in our lighting miniseries, we have the hanging drum shades. I think these are particularly well-suited to living rooms, but they’re versatile.

  1. Turning Pendant (Wood/White), $149

  2. Charles Bronze Chandelier, $399

  3. Half Moon Pendant, $635

  4. Short Drum Pendant (Gray Felt), $149

  5. Kulla, $70

  6. Weave Pendant Light, $199

  7. Eden Pendant Lamp, $60

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  • TieDye64
    March 7, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Now this is more my style. I like the simplicity of these and may get one for my small dining area.

  • Allison
    March 7, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I don’t know how to describe why 1 jumps out at me, but it’s so simple/ so unique somehow & I love it!

  • lea
    March 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I love the higher frequency of your posts.

  • Christine G
    March 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    This is just the post I needed! Thanks for the link to the CB2 drum pendant. It’s not quite the size I need for my dining room, but then I found out that they have a bigger similar pendant that’s perfect at almost 35″ diam. Only question is, is it wrong to paint a $230 light? Hmmm.


    • Making it Lovely
      March 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      …maybe you should practice on a thrift store find first? But if you’re confident in your painting skills, I say go for it!

  • Molly the Waffler
    March 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I love the Charles Bronze Chandelier and am actually keeping a look out for a drum shade for over our dining room table. Most of the finishes in the room are oil rubbed bronze (read: black) though…how do you feel about mixing finishes?

    • Making it Lovely
      March 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      I think it’s fine to mix finishes, and I do it all the time. Actually, I think it makes a room feel more layered and interesting. Plus bronze and oil-rubbed bronze are natural partners anyway.

  • Amber
    March 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Love drum shades. We put this Uttermost one in our nook http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014F6LXU/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

    Love the texture it brings to the space.

  • Holly Marie Gibbs
    March 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    Your Pinterest integration with these posts is really well-done. I love how you added the button and created a board for them. I’m giving a talk on using Pinterest to a group next week and I’m going to use this as an example :)

    The new blog design is looking great! I can tell a lot of love went into it.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks! I’m still experimenting and adding new things (like the Pinterest button in the post), and I’m having a lot of fun with it all.

  • Thrifty Lizzie
    March 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    They also have a silver floor lamp with a drum shade available at Target. It’s so lovely! I got it at a store called Dirt Cheap for $20. (Post about it is on my blog.)

  • LisaInIllinois
    March 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I just got the J. Adler light fixture you posted about eons ago for my birthday…I had it tagged as a Favorite and hubby suprised me! Love it!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Ooh, which one? I’m including the bamboo-style one in an upcoming lighting roundup.

  • Beth
    March 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

    See what I did with the Eden Pendant Lamp here:

  • Weekly Blueprint
    March 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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  • keri
    March 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    gosh darn, i needed this post about 9 months ago. I ended up buying this from crate and barrel: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/chandeliers-pendants/finley-large-white-pendant-lamp/s684069 but i love all these so much!!