Recently we counted how many holes we’ve poked in our apartment ceiling to hang lights. The answer’s 9. NINE. And eight of those ceiling holes are holding barn pulleys. While it might be time to slow down on the hanging light fixtures, I learned something really cool with the last light we hung.
All of those swoony industrial-looking pendant lights that are really expensive everywhere? You can *make* and *customize* them yourself for thirty bucks! There’s this amazing shop called Snake Head Vintage that sells lamp parts, colorful cords, and vintage Edison bulbs for really good prices. At first I was worried about electrocuting myself a la Homer Simpson with a lamp I put together myself, but it’s actually really simple.
I think we have plenty of pulleys in the apartment now, but IT’S SO FUN. The barn pulley addiction is a strong one. The rush is like sticking your head out of a fast-moving car or watching Breaking Bad until 4am on a Tuesday.