Giant Whisk Light Fixture

December 17th, 2008 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
4 users recommend

Ok I think I like it better without the shade. What do you think?
Much more industrial this way.
A colbalt blue shade really makes this stand out.
The metal rod on this fixture made it easy to insert.
This tart pan was with the whisk.
Here is the back of the wreath I made in one of the tart pans.
Ok I think I like it better without the shade. What do you think?

Ok I think I like it better without the shade. What do you think?

After seeing Kimberly's fantastic fixtue I vowed that if I ever saw one of these I would snatch it up and make one too. Well I can't believe I found one so quickly but there it was sitting in a box full of other baking items...I got the whole box for $5. I could hardly contain myself. Next I had to find the right pendant fixture which I thought would be really easy but wasn't. I found one I loved but it was $45 and that was not going to happen. After looking around for a few days I found this Halogen light fixture on sale at OSH. I think it looks pretty good but I still like the other stainless steel one better. Maybe this will grow on me. One good thing was that because it had the rod instead or cord or chain I took the top plate and the shade off and slipped it in from the bottom, then reattached the top plate, prised open the whisk parts and put the shade back on. I think I had it easier than Kim did. So this is it kids. I wish I could hang it in my kitchen but I don't really have the right place so it will go into the shop. Bye for now, Geo

PS the wreath was made by gluing Christmas balls around the frame on one of the many tart pans I picked up at the same time!!

Pattern or design used: Whisk Up a Little Ambiance!
posted in: member junk, metal, glass, whimsical, fun, kitchen, light fixture, contemporary, silver-metallic, blue

Comments (16)

sanfordandsons writes: Good idea. I have an electrician that has to rewire everything I find that can be turned into a light fixture. He's gonna die when I bring an old whisk in. Thanks! Posted: 10:07 pm on January 19th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Go Go, So glad to hear that I inspired someone! It is one of my very favorite projects and really so easy! I am in the midst of revamping mine to be a wall sconce... let you know when I have it done and if it works. I had a hard time picking the inside lamp shade as well... tried several different looks before settling on the frosted glass. I liked the feel of it with the industrial whisk. LOVE how yours turned out! Oh, and I can tell you that I paid a whole lot more than five bucks for the whisk. Way to go Geo!!

Hope you are enjoying the holidays!
Kimberly Posted: 12:16 pm on December 23rd
suewhitney writes: Awescome, awescome! Love both ideas. The wreath is ingenious.

Sue Posted: 9:13 am on December 21st
JunkArchitect writes: I really have to find myself one these. I think it makes such a cool light cage. What an incredible look these would have as a lighting fixture in a funky bakery. Posted: 6:58 pm on December 20th
writes: Geo,
I love them both - the cobalt is so nice and probably looks great lit but you know me and straight industrial... You definitely have two cool looks. LOVE IT!

AND THAT WREATH! That is one of the best things you've posted to date girl! 5 Stars!

xo JennyK Posted: 9:38 pm on December 19th
CottageElements writes: There you go! Love it w/o the shade. I know now I'm gonna have to keep my eyes out for one of those large beaters! Very industrial!

Lani Posted: 9:39 am on December 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, definitely w/o the shade. I love your second photo. It looks way cool. Great job!

Candy Posted: 8:03 am on December 19th
bridiemurphy writes: Oh yes, without the shade. Very, very cool, vintage industrial feeling...gad, a Whisk That big is INDUSTRIAL size! Posted: 7:31 pm on December 18th
MelHow writes: I preferred the shade - I loved the cobalt and how it popped against all the industrialness of everything. Posted: 6:23 pm on December 18th
georgiamoon writes: Oh you gals re so smart. I was having a little trouble with the blue just didn't "feel" right but I didn't have much of chance to figure it out ...I thought it might look better hung up but I am going to try it without the shade and see what I think. I'll post a pic of that too. Ok? Thanks again for your wonderful suggestions. We can all use a few hundred opinions once in a while. Ha ha. Love and Christmas wishes to you all, Georgia Posted: 2:54 pm on December 18th
shabbychick writes: Great light Geo!! That'll sell fast for sure! (and the cobalt blue is awesome).

Very creative with the tart tin - love it!

Kathy Posted: 9:07 am on December 18th
CottageElements writes: Great job on the light fixture, Geo! Love the rod on the top. I like Candy's idea, too, to just use a bulb for an industrial feel, but then I "love" industrial. Cool idea with the tart tin, too!

Lani Posted: 1:01 am on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: Ohhh I just love that tart pan........what a great idea turning it into a wreath. You guys find the most awesome junk..that whisk is priceless!!
xojanis Posted: 11:41 pm on December 17th
MelHow writes: The whisklight turned out great - and I like the wreath too. Posted: 11:05 pm on December 17th
junkermidge writes: I love the whisk light fixture. I don't have any either, but will now certainly keep on the lookout. You did a great job.
The tart pan wreath is a great idea, too. It's beautiful.
Midge Posted: 10:40 pm on December 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You did it! That looks really good, Georgia, and I am jealous you found that box full of items for 5 bucks! If you tire of the cobalt blue shade or it doesn't sell right away, why not take the shade off and use a clear bulb in it by itself? It would really look industrial then. Love it!

Love your tart tin wreath too! Great job.
Candy Posted: 8:20 pm on December 17th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.