Whisk Up a Little Ambiance!

November 18th, 2008 in blog, projects     
KimberlyMelamed KimberlyMelamed, member
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By taking an inexpensive pre-wired pendant lamp and mixing it with a vintage industrial whisk we have all the makings a great junk production needs! FYI, thats Hollywood speak for...Stand back for the special effects!
 
By taking an inexpensive pre-wired pendant lamp and mixing it with a vintage industrial whisk we have all the makings a great junk production needs! FYI, thats Hollywood speak for...Stand back for the special effects!
 

By taking an inexpensive pre-wired pendant lamp and mixing it with a vintage industrial whisk we have all the makings a great junk production needs! FYI, that's Hollywood speak for..."Stand back for the special effects!"

 


Hobite Whisk Pendant Lamp             

Materials:
Vintage Hobite or other industrial wire whisk
Pre-wired pendant lamp with glass shade
Crystal
Light bulb



All the parts you will need, and a little bling, and you have a complete cast.

Tools List:
Wire cutter
Needle nose pliers

Method:

Step 1: Remove cap from wiring housing on bulb end of lamp. Push the two silver tabs, found on the bottom of the casing, in while at the same time pulling on the wires in the opposite direction. This will remove the wires completely from the plastic housing.



Don't be afraid to try this. Remember, your lamp is NOT plugged in at this point. Push firmly, but not aggressively, on the silver metal clips. Ok I'm fessing up, I used a fingernail cleaning tool to push these in, but a needle nose plier would work too.


Step 2: Thread the freed wires through the neck of the whisk from the outside.

 

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Step 3: Thread the wires back through the plastic sleeve on the pendant lamp and insert the wires back into the metal clips. They should hold tight and not pull back out.

 


If your not too agressive in step one, the wires will simply snap back into place once thread through the neck of the whisk.

Step 4: Snap the plastic sleeve back over the housing for the cord.





Step 5: Carefully slip glass light cover through the whisk and secure to the housing with the screw cap provided with lamp. Insert light bulb.



An extra set of hands to pull apart the whisk would be helpful here so as not to marr the glass with rust. Even though we all love the rust!

Step 6: Add a bit of bling by wiring a crystal on the base of the whisk.

Step 7: Hang your lamp and enjoy the newly whisked up ambiance.

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I love the beauty, simplicity, and usefullness of the whisk!


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Comments (12)

Chovey writes: Love this idea! Now I need to keep my eyes out for an old whisk thingy...we never find this kind of stuff in my neck of the woods! lol
cynthia Posted: 6:27 pm on December 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow Kimberly! This is my kind of lighting. What a great idea to use a whisk as the cage. I'm always on the look-out for old industrial light cages but you just gave me something else to hunt down. It's the coolest light project I’ve ever seen. If it’s got rust or peeling paint I want it! Posted: 9:41 pm on December 7th
junkinyaya writes: Only one word for this phenomal creative project...INGENIUS! my friend....xo..deb Posted: 9:19 pm on November 29th
CottageElements writes: Great project, Kimberly. I always love repurposed items made into lamps or light fixtures. Where did you get the light inside? I've purchased some at Ikea, but you can't take them a part to put into smaller holes. Again, love it!

Lanette Posted: 10:51 am on November 20th
cherrygal83 writes: That was such a good idea!!!!! I love that light...Where did you find the whisk???? Thanks so much for sharing. Posted: 6:37 pm on November 19th
kopykatkim writes: That is truly a light fantastic!!!! I have never seen a whisk like that, how big is it? Anyway it is Fab!

Kim Posted: 5:17 pm on November 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a great fixture! I haven't come across a whisk like this in my junking travels yet. I guess it just gets better and better, huh?

Thanks for the instructions, Kimberly.

Candy Posted: 3:21 pm on November 19th
shabbychick writes: Kimberly - Your whisk is "de-light-ful"!!! I love it!

Kathy Posted: 2:12 pm on November 19th
georgiamoon writes: Kim, Kim, Kimber-ly, I am sooo loving this project. I would love to have one of these. It is a perfect combo of old and new. Really great job! love, geo Posted: 1:51 pm on November 19th
Debbiejean writes: This ia awesome! I want one! Thanks for sharing the directions of how you did it. Posted: 9:25 pm on November 18th
suewhitney writes: I want you all to carefully read the comment after step #5. I'm not sure, but I think this may be directed at me. Apparently Kimberly needed a friend and I was not there to lend a helping hand. Ha! My bad! Gone junkin"! Looks like you did a fine job without me my friend. I love this project, particularly how you mixed inexpensive new with the old. This makes lighting approachable for everyone. Way to go girl!

See ya in the morning!
Sue Posted: 8:32 pm on November 18th
fellowjunker writes: Wow! Beautiful Kimberly. I love it!
xojanis Posted: 7:39 pm on November 18th
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