Pendant Light Follow-Up (Nighttime View Plus A Short Video)

Today is my birthday, and for some reason, that meant that I didn’t need to work yesterday. Don’t make me explain it. Somehow that made perfect sense in my mind yesterday. 😀 So that means that I didn’t make any progress at all on my desk. But I’m excited to get some work done on it today and tomorrow.

In the meantime, I shared my finished pendant light in yesterday’s post, and a few people asked to see the pendant light at night. Before last night, I hadn’t seen it finished and on in the evening, either. I don’t know if I mentioned it in yesterday’s post, but I actually got up early yesterday morning and finished adding the spoons to the last two rows of the pendant light. It took me about an hour-and-a-half to finish yesterday morning, and then I took pictures and wrote yesterday’s post. So I hadn’t even had a chance to see what the light looked like turned on in the evening.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The light is made of 1700 painted wood pieces. Light doesn’t exactly shine through wood, so I couldn’t imagine that looking like anything special with the light turned on at night. But I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised! It actually looks pretty amazing at night! I wasn’t expecting that at all!

First, here’s a picture of the light turned on with the main ceiling lights in the studio turned on as well. It’s hard to tell that the pendant light is even turned on except that the middle glows a little yellower than it does with the light turned off.

But then I turned off the main lights, leaving the pendant light as the only light turned on in the room, and that’s when the magic happened.

I couldn’t believe how pretty it looked! I was genuinely shocked, and I was also very pleased with the amount of light it put out. The only time I use this light is when I’m sitting at my desk at night or in the early morning while working at my computer, so I don’t need a really bright task light. I just need soft light so that my computer screen isn’t the only thing glowing. This puts out the perfect amount of light for that.

I wish all of you could actually stand in the room and see it. In person, it has a glow to it that isn’t captured in a photo.

I also did a quick video showing the pendant light turned off during the day. If you can’t see it embedded below, you can see it here on Instagram or here on Facebook.



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  1. Happy birthday! And on your special day, you have given a present to your readers. Your new light is stunning!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! That is stunning at night! Beauteous maximus!!! And happy, happy birthday!!! Celebrate well!

  3. I could never work under that light at night. I would end up a couple of yards away just staring at it in awe.

    And happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday and I hope your day as as special as you are. I think it is so gorgeous at night… and I can now picture you going in there to look at it again and again. Have a blessed day.

  5. AH, it looks so beautiful…day or night! I am so happy that you are very happy with the results. I know you sometimes find something that just doesn’t sit right with your eyes/brain/sense of style. I am happy that after so much work, and adjustments, you love this as much as we all do! AND, Happy Birthday to you, today and always. Thank you always for your work here…You have lots of admirers! AND, we are all learning from you with every thought/idea/post. Happy Birthday! 🎂💖✨🎈🎁🎀🌞🌺🐾😻🌼🐶

  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Kristi, and many more! I have to admit that the pendant light didn’t really impress me when turned off, but, as you said, magic happens when it’s turned on! Wow! I think I’d have to leave it on all the time, lol. What’s next for the studio?

  7. Happy birthday! To cake or not to cake is your question today.

    I love warm, subdued lighting, which your pendant certainly seems to provide. I’d like to see it in the round, i.e., against all the walls of your studio.

  8. Happiest of Birthdays to you today. I love the light, and I think I would leave it on at night as a night light somehow. Have a wonderful day and celebrate all of your accomplishments.


  9. It turned out AMAZING! I hope you have a very Happy Birthday and a year filled with blessings! And we’re all waiting to hear if you decide to do cake or not 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday, Kristi! Best wishes for love and laughter on your special day!

    The LIGHT! It’s magnificent!

  11. I’m picturing you sitting at your desk under your chandelier eating a slice of birthday cake. Lots to celebrate – your birthday and completion of your chandelier!

  12. Ok, I was totally wrong, totally. It is very unique and goes perfectly with the decor in your Studio. I am so sorry that I was so negative. I just could not imagine it, but you could and you did. It is lovely. Thanks for the nighttime video. Can’t wait to see it over your redone desk and chair. I love the red! Your mom was right.
    Have a good week.

  13. a very happy birthday to you! I hope you have a glorious day and can enjoy your beautiful light 🙂

  14. Happy Birthday, Kristi!
    Enjoy your special day created just for YOU!

    The pendant light is gorgeous and absolutely enchanting with the nighttime view. Great job!!

  15. Happy birthday… what a truly spectacular gift you gave yourself with this pendant light fixture. If you include it in every post, I don’t think anyone would be disappointed, it’s that good!
    Enjoy your day.

  16. Happy birthday! And when I saw the chandelier yesterday I thought it would be even more gorgeous at night! Really stunning and worth all of the effort!

  17. Ahhhhh the new light fixture…🤩🤩🤩🤩🥳. Just perfect. I would not have ever figured that one out. Colors worked out to make that glow just right on the money

  18. Happy Birthday!!! You are so right, the light looks so pretty lit up! Either way, with the overhead lights on or off, it looks great!

  19. That is the most beautiful light I’ve ever seen. Just makes me want to touch it to hear how those spoons sound. The photo shown with the light on looks like it makes a lovely glow….just right for computer work at your desk. I wonder how it looks turned on from the outside looking in. I’m betting your neighbors and passerby’s take more than a second look at it when it is on at night.
    Happy Birthday Kristi.

  20. A very Happy Birthday to you, Kristi. Congratulations on that beautiful pendant. It is gorgeous….and then stunning at night. The reflection in your window is pretty cool, too. Great job. I love your creativity.

  21. Oh, my goodness… this is beautiful in so many ways. In the sharing, the struggles, the decision-making, the joyous, incredible finish, so uplifting. By including us in your life, you encourage all of us!

  22. Wishing you the Happiest of Happy Birthdays today Kristi. We hope your day is filled with special moments, as you give us, specials moments following your amazing blog.
    Your new light looks equally stunning at night. Totally understandable how thrilled you are with it.
    What a lovely birthday gift to yourself having it finished.

  23. Oh my gosh! It is so gorgeous at night! I was so surprised and shocked at how it glows from within when lit at night. It is magnificent!
    Happy Birthay! I am so glad YOU were born!!

  24. Happy belated birthday, Kristi! I hope you had a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your home with us. I LOVE ALL THE COLOR! And I would leave your beautiful light on 24/7, if it were in my house. It is gorgeous!!