DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2}

Welcome to Part 2 of our DIY kitchen light fixtures. Yesterday, I showed you how we repurposed the galvanized pieces I found at a yard sale into light fixtures. Today, I am going to show you how we put them on the beam in our kitchen.

The beam in our kitchen is drywall like the rest of our walls. I wanted the make it look like a wood beam. To do this, we bought wood boards to cover it. Not only was this going to give me the wood look I wanted, but it also made it easier to hide the wiring.

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We stained the boards a dark color.

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The wood was the easy part. Now, we had to figure out how to make these fixtures actually light up. Thank goodness for my dad. He is our go-to guy for projects out of our realm. Since we have light switches by the bar, we were able to tie the wiring into those. Phew.

After a few holes added to the wall, we were ready to fish the wires through and start making this all come together.

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Once we got the wires through, we nailed our boards to the sides of the beam.

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Then, we secured the gas pipes we used on the fixtures to the board that was going to be on the bottom.

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After that, we attached all the wiring in the right places and fit the wires into the box we were creating around the beam.  We did have a hard time fitting the wires into the box, but once we got them in and the bottom board secured, it looked better than I imagined.

DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2} mycreativedays.com

DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2} mycreativedays.com

DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2} mycreativedays.com

Now, it was time to screw the galvanized pieces back on and then add more nails to the bottom board to make it flush.

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DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2} mycreativedays.com

They even work!

 

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I can’t tell you how happy I am with this project. Not only did it give us some much-needed task lighting, but it really added a lot of character to our kitchen. As you can see from the picture above, we have started doing a little work to the bar cabinets. It is taking us a long time to get this done, but I want to take our time and make the best decisions for the space. Stay tuned…..

 

 

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70 Responses to DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures {Part 2}

  1. Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney October 16, 2014 at 7:21 AM #

    The whole look of this is great!! They look awesome on the beam in the kitchen. They are a nice addition to your kitchen.

  2. Melissa @ A Prudent Life October 16, 2014 at 8:36 AM #

    These are AMAZING Lindsay – pinned!!!

    • lindsayeidahl October 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

      Thank you so much!

  3. Renee @ The Refined Relic October 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM #

    These look amazing. I love how they turned out with the beam. Great job.

  4. Erin October 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM #

    Love these!!! Great job 🙂

  5. Mary Ellen October 16, 2014 at 8:29 PM #

    Great job! Love the idea of boxing in drywall to look like beams. Never heard that one before. Where did you get your fixtures?

    • lindsayeidahl October 17, 2014 at 9:29 AM #

      I found them at a yard sale for $1 each!!!! Love them!

  6. Denise October 17, 2014 at 6:45 AM #

    Wow – very creative & adds so much character to the space! Great job!

    • lindsayeidahl October 17, 2014 at 9:29 AM #

      Thank you!

  7. Jodie @ Sypsie Designs October 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM #

    In love with this! It turned out amazing. Having a family member familiar with electric work is such a blessing- I’ve definitely used ours a time or two as well : )

    • lindsayeidahl October 18, 2014 at 7:58 PM #

      It is a blessing! Thanks so much Jodie.

  8. Christine October 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM #

    Wow! You made this look so easy! I would’nt of known where to begin. This gives such a great look to a kitchen, A cute vintage farmhouse feel.

    • lindsayeidahl October 18, 2014 at 7:57 PM #

      Thank you Christine

  9. Suzanne B October 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM #

    I never find any cool junk at garage sales. I am so jealous.

    • lindsayeidahl October 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM #

      You just have to keep going to them. You never know what you will find.

  10. Amber October 20, 2014 at 7:57 AM #

    These look great in this space! Love the beams and the galvanized look!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

    • lindsayeidahl October 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM #

      Thanks Amber!

  11. Kyla @HouseOfHipsters October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    These look so nice in your space! Great job! Found you on the Lil Mrs Tori link up

    • lindsayeidahl October 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM #

      Thank so much for stopping by Kyla!

  12. Lisa October 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM #

    Whoa, these are gorgeous and so great that they are a DIY.
    Stumbled upon you by way of The Scoop.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fondly,
    -Lisa

  13. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle October 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM #

    These are adorable! I am in love with the Rustic Industrial Style. Pinning these now! We would love for you to join us at Party in Your PJs, I am sure many others would love them too!

    http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2014/10/party-in-your-pjs-26.html

  14. Clydene October 22, 2014 at 8:07 AM #

    Perfect!

  15. Carissa Rasmussen October 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM #

    These look awesome! Thanks for linking up to Outside {the Box}!

  16. Theresa @DearCreatives October 23, 2014 at 2:01 PM #

    This is on our kitchen list of things to do. We are right in the middle of remodeling. Pinned for later thanks for sharing at the party!

    • lindsayeidahl October 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM #

      Thank you so much Theresa!

  17. Breanna October 24, 2014 at 9:02 AM #

    These look ah-mazing!! Pinning 🙂

    • lindsayeidahl October 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM #

      Thank you so much Breanna!

  18. Rachel at onlinesisterhood October 25, 2014 at 9:01 AM #

    Wow!! The beam and lights are just fabulous. I really just love the ceiling is now a faux beam. It’s genius, it works and it is so cute! pinning:)

    • lindsayeidahl October 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM #

      Thank you so much Rachel!

  19. Bree October 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM #

    Omg! I love these!! I need these in my home right now. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

    • lindsayeidahl October 26, 2014 at 5:57 PM #

      Your welcome Bree!

  20. Angie @ Beneath the Magnolias October 27, 2014 at 9:59 PM #

    Wow! Those were a great find and what you were able to transform them into is just amazing! The dry wall wrapped to look like beams is genius! Everything looks so good. I am pinning this. 🙂

    • lindsayeidahl October 28, 2014 at 6:24 PM #

      Thank you so much Angie!

  21. Kristina @ My Own Home Blog October 28, 2014 at 8:35 PM #

    What a transformation! You did amazing and I love the look!

    • lindsayeidahl October 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM #

      Thank you Kristina

  22. Katie @ UopcycledTreasures October 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM #

    Oh my gosh these are AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing this over at The Makers link party!

    • lindsayeidahl October 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM #

      Your welcome Katie! Have a great day!

  23. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness October 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM #

    These look AWESOME! I love the old rustic look of the shades. Love the dark beam, too!! I’m too afraid to mess with anything electrical. I’m impressed! 🙂

    • lindsayeidahl October 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM #

      Thank you Amanda! My dad was a big help!

  24. JaneEllen October 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM #

    After seeing what you started out with, seems like you ended up getting a great deal and one of kind kitchen task lights. This is fantastic, love it when people use their imagination, can see one thing that can be something else. Good for you and nobody else will have lights like yours. Glad you had little help from an expert. When our daughter and son in law have a problem they always call my hubs. He’s a pretty handy guy for other people, it’s just getting him to do things for me. lol.
    Putting the wires behind the boards was very smart also. Got a nice looking beam and perfect place to hang lights.
    I’m thinking of something like that over our half wall between kitchen/l/r where there is no light over that part of counter. Light is all behind and that’s where I do lot of food prep. Will have to see what can be done. I have a big canning funnel, going to take good look at it, could be a light fixture also. Been hanging onto it for long time, thinking will find some use for it. You’ve inspired me. I saw another funnel at Habitat yesterday, now why didn’t I buy it? Our habitat tends to be pricey on things so hesitate to spend what I have on something might not use. Now of course I could kick myself for not buying it. Our habitat is quite a ways from where we live. Will have to think about it. If it’s still there then it was meant for me to buy. Not like I’m going to do the light fixture right away.
    Hope I can find funnel I have.
    Your new light fixtures look great, glad you painted parts you bought black, helps the look of whole light. Happy Halloween

    • lindsayeidahl October 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM #

      Thank you so much! I know what you mean about Habitat for Humanity. Ours is so expensive. I don’t ever go there because of that. Good luck with your hunt and I hope you find some!

  25. Angie@KnickofTime November 3, 2014 at 7:43 AM #

    Thanks so much for sharing these at the Vintage Inspiration Party – I’m featuring you this week!

    • lindsayeidahl November 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM #

      YAY! I am so excited! Thank you!

  26. Lou Lou Girls November 3, 2014 at 8:33 AM #

    Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

    • lindsayeidahl November 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM #

      Thanks so much!

  27. Shannon [Our Home Notebook] November 8, 2014 at 7:53 AM #

    How creative! I love the character they bring to your kitchen.

  28. Lisa@2Perfectiondecor December 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

    Hi Lindsay, I wanted to let you know that I featured your Fabulous light fixtures today for my Fav’s Friday Feature.. Amazing DIY’s.

    http://2perfectiondecor.blogspot.ca/2014/12/favs-friday-amazing-diys.html

    All the best,
    Lisa

    • lindsayeidahl December 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM #

      Thank you so much Lisa!

  29. Cindy January 2, 2015 at 2:02 AM #

    They look fantastic Lindsay! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    • lindsayeidahl January 3, 2015 at 4:38 PM #

      Thank you Cindy!

  30. pat buresh January 25, 2015 at 7:41 AM #

    never tire of this one, quite an accomplishment.

  31. Mandy Hank January 26, 2015 at 12:45 AM #

    Love Love Love!!

    • lindsayeidahl January 26, 2015 at 11:57 AM #

      Thank you!

  32. Rishana January 2, 2016 at 11:43 PM #

    Love these! Your decor looks so much like the farmhouse chic style on “Fixer Upper” w/Joanna Gaines. Did you ever find out what the galvanized piece was called,that you bought at a yard sale?

    • Lindsay January 4, 2016 at 7:41 AM #

      Thank you so much! You made my day when I saw your comment. That is a HUGE compliment!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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