I love unique lighting. Like LOVE it. It is one of my life goals to replace all ceiling fans and builder grade boob lights in the world with lighting that makes the room. This one needs to be in a cage cause it is down right wild. (That was so lame.)
Start out with an old school hanging light. You want the chandelier to be smallish in size so that it will fit inside your baskets. The lights with the glass shades are perfect for this project, I bought this one for $15.00
You also need to buy 2 hanging flower baskets. These ones came from Walmart for around $9.00 each.
Disassemble your light fixture enough to get your shade off. They are all different but basically you are going to have some hollow decorative pieces that surround a threaded pipe. The cords go through the inside of the tube and there are washers and bolts on the outside of it that connect everything together.
Then you are going to place your basket on it. If your basket doesn’t have an opening in the center you can always use a metal drill bit and drill your own.
Then put your hollow decorative pieces back on. You may need to adjust the threaded pipes to make them longer or shorter to accommodate the basket and still look right.
Then hang the second basket to the first. You can use lots of different materials to do this, in our dry run we used links from the baskets but in the end we used links from the chain.
I spray painted it using Krylon’s Metallic Brass (you can usually only find the brass color at craft stores)
Once its dry put in your light bulbs and attach your bottom basket.
Hope you love the next few action shots…they are pretty rare, cause normally I cant do all the work AND take pictures while I am doing it…
The next part is usually where my husband (or Jessica’s husband) is involved in. The rewiring. It is extremely simple but if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself you can hire an elecrician for around $70 to come out and do it for you.
Then turn it on aaaannnnnnnnnndddddddd….
We have LIGHT!!
To get the light centered on Jessica’s bed I bought a swag hook and swagged it over the bed. You can buy a pack of 2 of these hooks at Home Depot for around $5.00. Notice the light bulbs are different in these pics…the small globe lights look SOO much better.
YAYAYA!! I LOVE how it turned out. It is along the lines of the caged lights that are all over Pottery Barn and Anthro but WAAAAY cheaper…and cuter.
And what do you do with the leftovers from the basket?
Thanks cute Shannon @ Anythingology for inspiring this project!