In Miami, we love chilling out in the outdoors when the temperature drops to anything below 70 F. With that comes the need to spruce up around to make these areas more inviting. A couple of years back, my husband and dad raised a pergola in our patio. Ever since then, this spot has witnessed the best evening dinners and has served also as a great conversation area. And today I’ll be adding an additional accent by using planters as ceiling lamp shades.
This fun and easy tutorial took us no more than an hour to finish. I found at HomeGoods two resin woven outdoor planters and while I loved how they looked with my plants; I decided to used them differently.
Because these planters had an excellent size and I could remove the inside bowl easily, I decided to used them as ceiling lamp shades. The first thing I needed was an outdoor cord long enough to allow these planters to hang above the dining table at the right height. I found mine at Amazon but you can shop for a similar one here. To hold the cord inside the planter I just used some zip cable ties. The cords came with a hook which I used to hang it from my pergola.
To end this project I just connected both cords to our existing cafe light “et voilà”. We now have some cute (and inexpensive) outdoor pendant lights and this area looks so much better. No need to invest time (or lots of money) to transform or update your outdoor area. Would you try this easy DIY at home?