Welcome to the April Create and Share Challenge! Each month, an item is chosen, and each participant must make something using all of the components of the item. This month’s item – a 3tier wire hanging basket!
|3-Tier Wire Basket – Amazon.com|
You might notice this month’s challenge is a bit sparse with participants – the One Room Challenge is keeping many of us busy. My room make-over is coming along, but I’m feeling the stress of time ticking away. Please, stop by and take a look at my progress so far and let me know what you think!
Thank you to Stephanie and Cat for hosting this month’s Create and Share Challenge despite being crazy busy themselves. What we lack in participants we make up for in creativity. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a complete list of projects for this challenge!
When I first saw our object for this month, I was a little stumped. I extended out the baskets, turned it sideways, turned it upside down.. and finally, an idea came to me.. an industrial style hanging lamp! It’s funny what happens when you look at things upside down.
This is my final result – cute right? And perfectly quirky and fun for my son’s room!
Here’s how I did it. First, I picked up a light kit from World Market. I love their light kits for their price and usability! I threaded a chain through the chord by opening up the light socket, unthreading the wires and re-threading them after threading the hanging chain.
|Light Kit – World Market|
After removing and reattaching the chain links holding the baskets together – I reduced the reach to six links between baskets – I removed the chains and hook from the top and shortened the chains off of the bottom basket, using a pair of pliers.
Using a very sharp pair of wire cutters, I cut out an opening the size of the socket, into each basket, lining them up to ensure the light would hang through the middle, then bent back the wires left on the basket to remove any sharp edges.
I then reattached the chain hanger and reattached it to the chord chain using the links removed.
Finally, I added an Edison-style bulb and placed the light in its new home – my son’s room!
This was a super easy project that I hope you’ll have a chance to try on your own! In the meantime, grab a coffee, have a cookie and check out the other projects in this challenge brought to you by the following talented ladies!
DIY Wire Mirrors : Casa Watkins Living
DIY Bath Caddy : Pocketful of Posies
Repurposed Hanging Storage Basket Stand : Garden Matter
Industrial 3 Tiered Pendant Light : Knock It Off Kim
Pin for later – 3-Tiered Industrial Lamp