Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hanging Flower Basket Light

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I love the look of industrial lighting but don't generally love the price tag. I found a neat one at a local store I love, but couldn't afford it.
So I thought I would make one for my new kitchen.

I found an inexpensive metal flower basket for under 10.00 and a light kit from Lowes for under 20.00. 

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The light kit was a darker brown tone and the basket was black, I knew I wanted it to look like rusted metal, so I painted both of them using craft paint in a rust tone. Once I got the look I wanted, I let it dry and sprayed on a matte finish varnish.
For under $30.00 I have a unique light, and I just love it over my breakfast table.



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51 comments:

  1. That is fabulous!!! I just love that you saw the flower basket and thought... that could be a light! I really love it...Theresa xoxo

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  2. Wonderful idea and it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. this turned out beautiful. what an awesome idea!

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  4. It looks awesome!! Your whole breakfast nood is so pretty! I really love the eat letters too.

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  5. That looks great! I've been looking at lights like this and they all seem so pricey! Love the $30 'tag' on this one! :)

    ~Lauren
    tickledonline.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the look... and the price tag makes it all the more wonderful!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  7. That looks amazing! I love what you did--what a $$ saver! Your whole nook is beautiful. I was wondering if you'd be interested in hosting a giveaway with your Etsy shop on my site?
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  8. I love it and the table under it is GORGEOUS!

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  9. Love it....and love the way it works over your wonderful table. Hugs-Diana

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  10. ok now that's just too smart. Love it!

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  11. Love your light. That's the perfect basket to use. I can't wait to see your kitchen. I know it's going to be fabulous. I love everything you do.

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  12. thats remarkable! I am in awe of this project. Wow!! It looks so industrial and cool.

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  13. Now that is thinking out of the box... great project, better price! It really looks great in your little nook.

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  14. That is AWESOME! I have a light kit and I've been looking for a good basket. Great job!

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  15. Oh my GOSH! You did such a great job on this, I just love it! It looks like you are feeling better and getting back into the swing of things.

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  16. Oh my...I'm so happy that you shared this super duper idea at my NTT party...I just might try to make one for myself:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. I love this! What a creative and fabulous idea.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  18. Perfectly awesome!! I adore it. And the darling dining corner with your EAT letters on the wall is beautiful!

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  19. Well now, why wouldn't this be totally fab coming from the winner of SYTYCD!! :) The good 'ol days, eh?

    Seriously, this is amazing. It looks like you bought it this way. LOVE it! And I want to copy YOU. LOL

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love love love the light fixture. It is perfect over that awesome table!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. You are SO clever!!! That looks like a very expensive light that you found at some charming boutique. When are you going to share pics of the rest of your newly renovated kitchen? Can't wait to see them! Your breakfast room area is beautiful. You're just teasing us right???

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  22. This is fabulous! Who would of thought!
    I love the result, thanks for linking!
    XO

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  23. That looks SO GOOD! What a great idea! And it looks so high end, too. I'm going to have to copy you!

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  24. Wow, stunning. Thanks for sharing this wonderfully creative idea!

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  25. The light looks great. It thought it was a vintage piece. Great job!
    Laura
    http://lauranell.com

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  26. love the whole nook and the light is fantastic!

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  27. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm in love. Really.
    With everything I see here. Really. Can't wait to see more!

    Barb
    curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com

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  28. Ingenious idea! I absolutely love it and might just have to find a place in my home to make one too. Thanks for the tutorial:) I love that shade of blue on the chair, what paint color is it?

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  29. That space is so cute. It looks like something out of Home and Garden or Flea Market Style Magazine! Love the lamp. Very cute.

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  30. Such a great idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen table!

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  31. I just found your blog and am delighted! I have a set of 5 vintage oak chairs in "your" signature decorating color that are naturally crackled. I LOVE them but have had a hard time finding pieces in that color to spread around my house. I have a very open floor plan which makes it difficult. Thanks for the beautiful inspirations!

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  32. Love the lamp, but what I'm really oogling is the large letters spelling EAT in the back ground. Do tell where you found them!

    www.deepsouthernliving.blogspot.com

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  33. Love your light. Very creative and very cool!!!

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  34. It's so fun looking especially with that cute table underneath!

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  35. Just popped over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to see your beautiful bog - i am your newest follower.... love what i see...Happy day to you!xoox

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  36. Wow, Trixie that light is fantastic. I saw some lights like this at the Scott's antiques in Atlanta last weekend and they were two or three hundred dollars.

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  37. Your light is great! I am now looking for a flower basket!

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  38. super cool....and so glad I found your blog

    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  39. Looks great. AND I love the pops of color.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  40. Wow this is so CLEVER! LOVE your sweet addition to a sweet nook!

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  41. This is terrific! Thank you for posting it!

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  42. Could you add a cover, maybe burlap or linen with a little lace and maybe a stamped design? I would love that....do you have any suggestions how that could be done?

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  43. I love this light! So simple, so chic! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Shannon

    burlapandlaceblog.blogspot.com

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  44. ummm! ok.. you are my new favorite person! i am DYING to do this over my dining room table! AWESOME idea!!!!!!!!! :0 thank you! :)

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  45. That cute light just makes your space sing! Love the idea! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  46. Did you have to drill a center hole? It's so darling I'm hoping to "make" two tomorrow. I just adore your aesthetic.

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  47. Wonderful idea and it looks great.Thanks for this tutorial!
    Send gifts to pakistan

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