My first retirement DIY project

December 31st, 2013 in member junk     
Deni0529 Deni0529, member
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I had tried the mason jar lights, and loved them, however the bulbs did not last long, I assumed it was due to the heat in the jar, (I did punch holes around the lid to help, but nothing helped) so I found these at a discount store and have had them for months. I think they look great, and I was afraid my husband wasn't going to like them, because he likes "store bought" stuff. anyway, I just retired and finally had time to make them. We both love them.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, cottage, light fixture

Comments (14)

wombie writes: Where do you get the light kit to make these? Posted: 1:26 pm on July 11th
The_paqrat writes: Looks great. Congratulations on your retirement. Mine starts Saturday.
Posted: 10:37 pm on May 12th
xtine writes: Wonderful! :)
Posted: 11:15 am on March 26th
heartinhand writes: I have similar lights hanging above my kitchen sink & stove. If you get the bulbs with the mirror silver finish on the bottom they will reflect the lights through the holes on to the ceiling. it's a cool effect but does let less light shining down. Love your lights!
Posted: 11:54 am on February 19th
PlentyPlace writes: If this is the first, I can't wait to see what comes next! Great job. Posted: 5:52 am on February 4th
Junkpony writes: I love this look, great job... You'll train your husband away from that store bought stuff with creations like this! Posted: 3:54 am on January 19th
gadgetsponge writes: Looks great! And the fact that it's a series makes it even better! Posted: 5:25 pm on January 6th
georgiamoon writes: Happy Retirement! We will be expecting lots more cool projects from not on!!!

Georgia Posted: 12:22 pm on January 5th
gogalyboo writes: your husband must be relate to mine. LOL I will say they are lovely, and btw he will come around mine did. Posted: 4:30 am on January 5th
Silvertips writes: Great project! I am also looking forward to retirement and have similar projects using silver filigree bowls as shades. Also making some from glass bowls & vases. happy retirement years! Posted: 10:01 am on January 3rd
MichL writes: I can see those cuties totally changing a room. Great project! Posted: 9:13 am on January 3rd
Gracie writes: I love junk and being creative. We will be remodeling my kitchen soon and I want to make these to go over my island.
Posted: 7:20 am on January 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: How could your husband not like them...they turned out amazing!
When the time comes my retirement years are already booked solid with junk projects...forever!

Posted: 6:58 am on January 1st
MakinItHappen writes: These look wonderful! Great job! Posted: 8:52 am on December 31st
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