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Updated: 2020-03-04 09:07

Hello there! I am so excited to show you how to make your very own West Elm knock off Bentwood Pendant today! I had been swooning over West Elm's Bentwood Pendant Lights for months, but I just could not bring myself to spend $189 on one for our family room. I had to figure out a way to make one for myself. After A LOT of head scratching, I finally figured it out and LOVE the results.

First, let's review what West Elm's version looks like. Beautiful right? But the $199 price tag did not work for my wallet. Now, read on to learn how to make your very West Elm knock off Bentwood Pendant. This post containssome affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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All of the materials are available at craft and/or home improvement stores, as well. We purchased most of our items in person and franklypersonalized gifts for him, I spent less in person than I would have on Amazon because of coupons and in-store sales. But if you get busy like us and don't have time to shop for the materials in person, rest assured that Amazon sells almost everything you need for this project and it can be delivered right to your doorstep!

1) Glue your floral rings together, into two sets of 3. Once the glue is dry, stain them with your wood stain. Note that we chose a wood stain darker than that used on the West Elm version. That was our personal preference, but you could certainly choose a different stain to more closely mirror the West Elm version.

2) Remove the inner quilting hoops from the outer hoops. You will use both the inner and outer hoops, for a total of 8 hoops.

3) Cut each hoop in half with your hand saw. This will give you a total of 16 pieces.

4) Once they are cut in half, you will need to remove the wood blocks from the outer hoops. I used a butter knife to pry them off as gently as possible. If the wood gets damaged in the process, DON'T panic! Just be sure to position any damaged portions on the top of the light fixture so they won't be seen.

5) Once the hoops are cut, stain each piece.

6) Next attach the wood pieces to the outside of the first set stacked floral rings, one at a time, using your nail gun. You may also apply glue if you want extra adhesion. Work your way all around the circle. We used a total of 14 pieces of wood.

7) Next, attach the opposite ends of the wood pieces to the outside of the second set of stacked floral rings.

8) If you choose to use a Y socket adapter to allow for two light bulbs, you will want to spray paint it to match the finish of your pendant light kit. In our case, we opted for an oil rubbed bronze finish. We wanted two light bulbs because our family room is large and we wanted this fixture to produce as much light as possible.

9) Now you need to attach your pendant light to the bentwood frame. Because our pendant light kit was much smaller in diameter than the floral rings, we tied twine across the top of the light fixture to hold the pendant light in place. I stained the twine to match the wood.

10) Now hang your beautiful light fixture and admire your work!


Total cost: $38.00

Our light fixture was modeled after the oblong Bentwood Pendant light by West Elm, which is $189. That means I saved $150! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the finished product hanging in our family room {you can check out our family room renovation here}. Check it out!

Are you going to make one of these beauties for yourself? What room will you put it in? Will you go for a darker or lighter stain? One or two light bulbs? I will tell you, it was a FUN and relatively easy project. I think you should go for it :) Be sure to pin it so that you can find it later.

And before you head out, be sure to grab my free guide on how to design a room you love so that you can love the rest of your room as much as your soon-to-be new light fixture :)

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