wall stencils to my kitchen, it motivated me to keep on the spice-it-up vibe. I had leftover fabric from my curtains so I thought I'd make some valances for the small windows over my sink. But I know valances aren't "hip" - I just didn't know what else to do. A friend said "why even have curtains at all" - good point! They're small windows and don't need curtains. But I really felt that I needed something fabric over there to soften the look of the corner. She suggested a pendant light covered in fabric and I loved the idea - so here's a quick how to make a fabric covered pendant light.
First, find a drum shade. I found a few that belled out a little, but I wanted a true drum, and small in size so it didn't overwhelm the corner. I ended up buying a whole lamp from the back-to-college section at target, just to use the shade. I figure I can find an ole shade to put on the lamp later.
Then grab a hunky husband to do the wiring work, all using stuff he had laying around in the garage. I think it was a simple thing to do, but I wasn't the one who did the wiring so I can't give details.