Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Sometimes when shopping for the perfect accessory item I will find inspiration in the most unlikely spots, like this cool hanging light I saw above a bar in a restaurant.  Excuse the bad iPhone-photo, but this galvanized bucket was turned into a cool light by cutting a hole in the bottom and inserting a lightbulb on a long cord. I've seen easy plug-in versions at Ikea (I've used several in the past to turn lampshades into chandeliers) and the Home Depot and Lowe's have hardwire kits available for sale, making it fairly easy to turn just about anything into a lamp. This combination, purchased at Lowe's, costs a whopping $20! Not bad in the world of expensive light fixtures!