Nursery Tour #1: DIY Hanging Pendant Light

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As you all know if you are loyal followers, we have been hard at work on our little man's nursery. I thought I would share with you all the latest DIY project we have completed in his nursery. We got the inspiration for this project while antiquing last weekend. While antiquing we saw a really neat light fixture made out of a old bottle. The particular store we were in was selling the fixture for $350 which was way out of budget. Together we started brainstorming ideas for neat things you could make into light fixtures and had the idea to make our own fixture out of a Hobart mixer whisk (the industrial size mixer...think a giant Kitchen Aid whisk).

We got on ebay and found a whisk for $50 (including shipping). We made our purchase and three days later it arrived at our front door. We then spray painted the whisk bronze (with an oil rubbed bronze spray paint we bought at Lowes) and went to Home Depot to purchase a fixture kit (it was $15.99). We followed the instructions on the fixture kit to set up the fixture, purchased a light bulb from Lowes, and hooked it up. Ta-DA! I LOVE the result! What do you guys think? 


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22 comments

  1. Very cool light.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  2. I think it looks AWESOME! So creative - I'd love to do this over my kitchen sink. Thanks for sharing at the Pin It Monday Hop.

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  3. What a fun idea! I'd love if you came and shared with us at the Do Tell Tuesday party. Thanks, and hope to see you there!

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  4. This is soo cool!!! Very creative!

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  5. This turned out beautifully! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the PINcentive Blog Hop! Pin'd & sharing =( Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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  6. I didn't even know they made whisks that big! Such a clever upcycled project, it's awesome! I would love it if you linked this up to The Makers, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/01/the-makers-link-party-1/
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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    1. HI Katie! I would love to party with you! I missed this one unfortunately but please invite me again. :)

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  7. Hey there:

    I just wanted to let you know that one of our co-hosts at The PINcentive Blog Hop chose this post as a winner, so CONGRATULATIONS! As a winner, I'd love to feature this post at our next hop and it will be pinned a minimum of 31 times by my team of pinners! Additionally, we'd love to have you co-host our next hop and choose our winner. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and increase your following. You are also entitle to priority seating at our next hop which means I will add the URL of the post you'd like to link up manually :o)

    Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Since I'm working under a rather tight deadline, your timely response would be greatly appreciated! If you decide to co-host, I'd need your 3 preferred methods you'd like blog hop participants to follow you and the URL of the post you'd like to link up this week.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you! Happy Friday!

    Elena
    croppedstories@gmail.com

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    1. Awesome, thanks, Elena! I am emailing you right now. :)

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  8. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog hop, I’ll be featuring you, so please feel free to grab my Featured Button! Have a great week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. I really, really love this! I am definitely pinning this as a someday project. :)

    P.S. - I would love if you added it to this week's Do Tell Tuesday. There's still a bit of time left, or you can join us on Tuesday for next week's! The gals and I would really, really love it! http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-7-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Diane! I will come link up! :)

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  10. Just wanted you to know that I loved this so much, it's being featured on The DIY'ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/01/diyers-47.html

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  11. OMG! That is SOoooo clever! I hopped over from The DIY'ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/01/diyers-47.html

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