Yes, it's been a Loooong time. You know know I've been keeping myself busy with our new house. I've done LOTS of things. And maybe not so great about documenting them.
But just the other day I did something that I just L O V E !!!
I took a metal basket that I found at a local furniture and accessories store and turned it into a light fixture over my kitchen table. So easy! I'll show you how I did it.
I've been looking for the perfect basket to do this with.
Here's how my basket started out, with a handle.
I paid only $39.99!
There was a bolt holding the handle on.
But I wasn't able to unscrew it, so I had to saw it off with my handy Sawzal.
I then turned the basket over and located the center. With my 13-year-old assistant on hand,
I drilled a small hole in the center and then used a large bit to make a big hole
that would accommodate the pendant fitter.
It isn't the cleanest hole, but I knew it was going to be covered up by the pendant fitter.
I made a quick trip to Lowes and purchased the
Pendant Fitter and one of those new cool Vintage Style Lightbulbs.
I spent $31.06 at Lowes.
Add my $40.00 basket and I'm gonna have my new light fixture for less thatn $75.00!
And no one else willl have one like it!
After I attached the pendant fitter to the basket I installed thw whole thing to the electrical wires according to the package directions. Also super easy to do! Just make sure you turn off the power first!I love the way it looks and I DID IT MYSELF!