Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Light My World You Little Used To Be Basket!

Some have suggested that we shed a little light on our kitchen sink.
Good idea.

Bad thing is, running electrical is a pain in the proverbial backside and the nearest and bestest place to run it happens to be an exterior wall.
A brick exterior wall.
The next best thing to do would be a lot of things that I didn't feel like doing, so as normal, I did the easiest thing.

One Ikea plug-in pendant light + one former black little basket from Hobby Lobby
= One new light above my kitchen sink.



I picked this basket up for $4.99 and used the spray paint below to change it to silver.



Of course I didn't want it so bright and shiny so I alternated with black and white spray paint. Standing back so that it barely misted over the basket.



Ahhh, nicely aged.



I like that it makes little chicken wire shadows dance on my walls in the evening.



I spent about 72 hours wrapping twine around and around the cord to hide the ugly blackness.

Now I can see exactly how dirty my dishes and sink are.

Yeaaahhh...

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The Lettered Cottage

23 comments:

Lana M. said...

Once again, you get "clever woman of the year" award. Love it!

Helen said...

Somehow I missed that you have a peek a boo space over your sink into another room. I don't know how I missed that... Great idea, we have a metal bucket thing I was just telling Mr we ought to convert the other day. This one should win an award

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

jillian, that looks fabulous!!!! i love the look and hope to use your idea one day!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such a great idea!

abbs said...

So cool!!,you are doing such a good job listening to your little sister!! Yay!!, I feel so honored!!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

The twine is the coolest part - but 72 hours? Seriously? There's no way Id'a stuck w/ it that long. Neat piece!

Sjn said...

I saw something similar on Design Star I think? Anyway, yours is unique and delightful and I love it!

Kim said...

JILLIAN! This rocks. I am in love with it and I am having a fight with a lamp in my family room and he needs a major revamp. I may need to grab some chicken wire and get to work!

Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

Alisha said...

super cute! Great idea!

Angela said...

Looks great!!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

This so cute! I'm about to make something similar for my son's room at school...do you hire out for twine wrapping? ; )

Sarah said...

LOVE this!!!!

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

Looks great! I love the twine wrapped cord too. That just makes it perfect.

Deborah said...

Its adorable!!!
You did a great job!!

Deborah xo

Louisa Book Cottage said...

Did you listen to your sister or your mother?? Just kidding! I really like it! You did a great job as usual!

Kim said...

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Kim @ Too Much Time

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

love this idea! it looks awesome.
thanks for sharing.

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Like it! In fact, I featured your project today in my "Get Me Motivated Monday" post. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2011/09/get-me-motivated-monday.html

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

I LOVE it! I need to make one ASAP!

Cre8ive Motives said...

This is too cute and clever. You did a fantastic job!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your pendant looks great - perfect for the space!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

love it! great detail in wrapping the cord...it really makes the fixture!!
:)

Zane Wooder said...

That's really cool. I like how you turned something you found for really cheap into a light fixture. That was really smart of you.

-Zane of ontario honey