How to Make a Pendant Light From an Old Rusty Egg Basket

My husband and I decided to make our light fixture for over the kitchen sink. We wanted to use one of grandma‘s rusty old wire egg baskets.  

While walking around Lowe‘s for what seemed like hours we finally came up with what we would need to make our basket into a light.

Items needed: 

Mini Pendant Light Kit (only used the shortest rod in the pkg.) White coated wire (because this is not going to be wired direct) White Lamp Cord Switch 
White Plug 
Vintage 60 Watt Light Bulb 
We took a few things back that we didn‘t need too…. I couldn‘t wait until morning to take a picture because I was so excited! I think Rick was shocked that it was so easy and everything went smoothly.

Our cabinets do not go all the way to the ceiling so drilling a hole through the wood above the sink, rewiring the pendant light with the white wire, threading this wire through the hole above the sink and running it across the top of the cabinets over to another hole drilled through a cabinet and down to the outlet that hides behind that large scale on the counter, was all that was needed to get this thing of beauty up and turned on…wheww! The egg basket is just hanging on the pendant and nothing is holding it in place. Amazingly the hole in the bottom of the basket was just the right size for the pendant light to fit through.  This light is so priceless to us since it was made from Grandma’s old egg basket and has so many wonderful memories associated with it from the farm.

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    Adorable pendant, great story and such a sweet memory. Also, I love the way the handle of the basket hangs down. Quirky and fun.

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      Thanks Melissa and thanks for giving us this format to share a little about our homes. I’m so looking forward to your new book arriving in the mail this week and will work to promote it.

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    Hi Catherine! So Creative! It must make you feel so good when you can take something like this that has meaning from your family and turn into something useful that you can see everyday! I Love it! I would like to see more of your lovely country kitchen too. . .

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    Such a cute light fixture. It goes so well in your kitchen and it must be such a blessing to think of your grandma and all the memories on her farm whenever you see it!

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    Great minds think alike because I also utilize big wired basket for my light fixture in my kitchen nook. If you take a look at my story on favorite corner you will see the new light pendant. I love your kitchen! Can I invite myself in, Catherine? I love colors so I like your striped cloth and polka dot mug and other details in your kitchen.

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