Trouble Light From Odds and Ends

January 27th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
13 users recommend

I had this cute egg basket that my daughter gave me for Mothers Day one year. 
I took the shade off of one of these type of shop lights and used it for the light kit. 
I needed a cap where the light met the ceiling. An old pot lid painted with metallic paint worked beautifully! When I removed the knob I enlarged the hole with a drill. I also drilled holes so it could be screwed into place on the ceiling.  
I also added a handle from an old rolling pin and a part from an old light fixture, also painted with metallic paint. 
Add a clear bulb and there you go! A cage light that cost next to nothing!
I had this cute egg basket that my daughter gave me for Mothers Day one year. 

I had this cute egg basket that my daughter gave me for Mother's Day one year. 


A cage light made from an antique egg basket and spare parts. 


posted in: member junk, metal, wood, industrial, kitchen, basket

Comments (9)

MrsJunkAddict writes: SOOOOO CUTE ~ LOVE IT!!! Posted: 6:27 am on April 4th
ECOcentric writes: i like it! what is the egg basket fixed to? Posted: 5:37 pm on March 4th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Love cage fixtures. I'm working on a project, making a light fixture using the wheel of a rusty old plow. You gave me a couple ideas, thanks. Posted: 7:54 pm on February 6th
msjunking writes: I ALSO MADE SEVERAL OF THESE--I STRIPPED COPPER WIRE AND MADE MINE---TALKING ABOUT FREE--NO COST AT ALL!!!!! Posted: 4:27 pm on February 3rd
BlueVelvetChair writes: great results! Posted: 11:17 am on January 31st
gadgetsponge writes: That's really nice. It's neat to see something come from so many different items. Posted: 10:55 am on January 29th
primitiveandproper writes: that is perfect!!!! so adorable! LOVE it! i need one! Posted: 6:08 am on January 28th
MimiToria writes: Incredibly creative and oh, so cooool. Well done, and for minimum $'s. Wow!
Gretchen~ Posted: 6:39 pm on January 27th
JunkArchitect writes: I love how it turned out and the best part is it cost next to nothing.

Jim
Posted: 6:20 pm on January 27th
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