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« on: April 19, 2011 08:49:07 PM »

I found these hanging baskets at goodwill for $5 each and knew exactly what to do with them. You can read more about my inspiration on my blog here:
http://3sisters-pjr.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-made-this-light-fixture.html

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011 09:49:32 PM »

Very nice! How did you fix the lightbulb socket into the basket?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011 10:06:32 PM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 10:19:29 PM »

I created a ring to go around the top of the lamp assembly, and then made a sort of spiderweb from that and attached it to the frame of the cage. I used black wire so that it wouldn't show. The spider web prevents the lamp from pulling all the way through the hole.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012 09:19:03 PM »

Awesome, i wanna do this for my bedroom.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012 12:02:43 PM »

Very pretty! So these were two baskets that you joined?
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012 02:45:22 PM »

Yes. I dismantled the chain from one and used the individual links to put them together. It's a pain to change the light bulb, but I used a CFL, so that shouldn't be a problem too often. One of the reproduction antique bulbs would be prettier.
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kensand22
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012 10:23:51 AM »

I really like this idea. It reminds me of a lamp made from an old coleman lantern that was super cool.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012 01:38:05 PM »

This is so cute! I love the shape.

I'd put fabric or something on the inside since I don't like naked bulbs (or partially naked ones), but I had never thought about making a light with hanging cage baskets before.

Ooh or you could add danglies!

So many cool riffs possible on a very, very thrifty idea.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012 10:57:08 AM »

That came out great; it's very "professional" looking, like something you'd get at a high end home goods store.
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