Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What did I do with it?

Last week, I started a new series called "What Should I Do with it Wednesday?" (See original post here). I didn't get any comments with suggestions, but I'm not deterred. I took the gravel sifter, thingy and combined it with parts of this:


to make this:


Didn't that turn out great? I didn't take pictures of the process, but here's what I did. First, I sprayed the whole gravel thingy (yeah, that's what I'm calling it!) with clear matte spray to preserve the rusty wire and the wood. Then, I cut out a square in the wire mesh at the top to fit the lighting fixture through. After that, I unscrewed the pendent fixture parts, took off the ugly lampshade and fed the socket through the hole I cut in the mesh. Then I just had to screw the whole thing back together. I added this funky Edison style bulb I had cause I think it makes it look cool.

Here's some more pictures for your enjoyment:



I can't believe how easy that was! I'm starting to wonder what other stuff I can turn into funky chandeliers. Stay tuned for another installment of What Should I Do With It Wednesday later today!

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

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14 comments:

  1. WOW!! I am looking for a unique light for my dining room- your light is perfection! LOVE IT!

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  2. Visiting from the linky party at At The Picket Fence... Love this idea! Awesome!

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  3. That is so cool - I love it!
    osuzeeq@yahoo.com

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  4. What a neat idea! I'd like to invite you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. I think it'd make a great addition!
    Leslie

    (BTW, could you let me know at houseontheway@gmail.com, if this comment shows up as a "no-repy blogger?" I'm on wordpress and trying to find out if I fixed the problem!)

    I didn't even know it was showing up like that!
    Thanks

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  5. Thanks so much for all the great comments everyone.

    House on the Way I'm running over to join your party (and your comment looks find to me)

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  6. Very cool!!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

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  7. I love this project. Even better it was relatively easy. Now I wish I had something cool like that to make into something else cool like that. Congratulations on a fantastic creation.

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  8. so very cool! I bet you LOVE it!
    Next time I see a gravel sifter thingy I'll know what to do with it......

    :-)

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  9. This is so cool! I love how you repurposed it. Amazing!!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  10. I just found a sieve today at an antique shop! Your post will serve as inspiration for my bar project. Yay!

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  11. Hi Erica. I just love this idea for my sons bedroom. He is a prospector so not only would this look really great it would be meaningful to him as well. Thanks for sharing

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  12. I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN BUY THIS ITEM
    ammar@xocompany.org

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