A Chippy Welcome...

September 19th, 2016 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Perfectly crusty...
I do believe this little basket was originally one of Lanis treasures...am I right???
A basic light fixture, with S hooks spray painted to match hold the basket just so...
A hap-hazzard collection of crytals and keys add a little something...
Perfectly crusty...
I do believe this little basket was originally one of Lanis treasures...am I right???

Perfectly crusty...

I do believe this little basket was originally one of Lani's treasures...am I right???

Our light fixure by the front door has always been a dilema...low ceilings mean no fun/fancy light fixture.  When I saw this rusty, crusty basket at the French Flea...I knew just what I would do with it...

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Laurel Putman
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, eclectic, funky, whimsical, entry, basket, light fixture, cream, beachy

Comments (24)

stubenwagen writes: Wow! This is so nice. Never saw something like this before.. Posted: 8:45 am on September 23rd
chicvintagetreasures writes: Very nice! Great out of the box thinking! Love it! Posted: 1:30 pm on January 22nd
junkchick writes: I so love this. I have a thing for old metal baskets, wood boxes, old tins...well you get the picture! Anyway I just love making hanging lights out of odd objects, and have made them out of old metal egg baskets, old copper funnels etc. Now the hunt is on for one like yours. And to thing I just sold 3 that looked almost the same shape. happy hunting for me. Now I just have to find an empty light in the house that doesn't already have something hanging from it.YEHAW Posted: 6:45 pm on January 19th
54girl writes: This is just so cool!!! I love it!! I have some lights also that need some junking up. What a beautiful idea!!! Mary Posted: 4:52 pm on January 8th
NebraskaJunker writes: Laure, I love this idea. Great job. I have some crystals I have been saving for just the right project. Now I have some work to do!! Love all your posts! Wishing you a great New Year!! Posted: 12:30 pm on January 7th
sixsprouts writes: I LOVE This! How fun. Aren't these baskets used for growing hanging tomatoes or strawberry's? This is even Sweeter than hanging strawberry's. Posted: 12:21 pm on January 5th
BijouBytheBay writes: Such a Creative Eye, just amazing how you have transformed a plain light fixture!! The crystals with the rusty metal are the perfect combo ~ Susan Posted: 5:05 pm on January 3rd
Prior writes: I loved this the first time around. I'm thinking about my entry light, now. Lezlee Posted: 10:00 pm on January 1st
chippingcharm writes: Wow...thanks Mary Beth! I am so thankful for this site and all of the kind words and amazing ideas popping up everyday! You are all a blessing to me...Happy New Year! And CHEERS to a jolly, junk filled 2010! Laurel Posted: 9:25 pm on January 1st
carolinagram writes: So very elegant!!! Posted: 12:28 pm on January 1st
MimiToria writes: Simply a beautiful post, photos and idea. I love what you've done. You go girl!
Gretchen Posted: 10:08 pm on November 1st
fellowjunker writes: Laurel,
I love this rusty piece with all the treasures hanging off it....beautiful pictures as usual as well!!!!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 1:11 pm on October 29th
CottageElements writes: Laurel, I recognized this piece right away! I was drawn to it when I saw it, and what a fun way to repurpose it! You done good!

Lani Posted: 11:22 pm on October 27th
DownHomeDIY writes: Oh, man I have light fixture updo envy! I am looking for something like this that is long and rectangle to cover my ugly kitchen light. Fabu to you!
~MB Posted: 8:59 pm on October 27th
alicemom writes: Laurel,
You had your thinking cap on! Good no great idea!
Smiles, alice Posted: 4:34 pm on October 27th
JunkArchitect writes:
What an inspiring idea. It looks great with all your added details.

Posted: 11:02 am on October 27th
shabbychick writes: Laurel - I love that basket and all the baubles you decorated it with! What a fun light fixture you created!

There are definitely some treasures at the French Flea (including Gretchen and Lani!).

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:50 am on October 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, this is cute! Very creative indeed.
Candy Posted: 8:15 am on October 27th
monakent writes: VERY cool!!! As always, you come up with the neatest ideas. gailmarie Posted: 4:49 pm on October 26th
suewannabeinkc writes: So much cooler than the plain white fixture! A perfect combo of rusty and shiny/sparkly. LOVE IT! We have the opposite problem - our (cheap builder grade) entry light hangs from a very long cord and chain. Every replacement is too short. You've inspired me to keep looking for a solution. Thanks!!
Joanne Posted: 4:38 pm on October 26th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: Love this so much! Awesome! Awesome...did I say Awesome? LOL Posted: 2:13 pm on October 26th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is just so cool! I love it! Glad to see it's just not me who loves rust + chippy paint + a dash of bling...and the added keys? Perfect-o girlie! Andrea Posted: 10:40 am on October 26th
RustyDiva writes: Oh my gosh ~ LUSTING after this creation!!!! If I can find a chippy look alike then this idea is sooooooooo getting copied. Awesome, awesome.......did I say awesome??!!!!

Kenda Posted: 10:37 am on October 26th
bluebucket writes: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Such a perfect solution to a plain light fixture. You can't go wrong with crystals, keys and rust.
doreen Posted: 11:32 pm on October 25th
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