Friday, March 25, 2011

My Clam Basket Light

Here is my version of the often seen clam basket light fixture.  

It started many months ago when I spotted the basket for $5.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops. I knew right away this would turn into the fixture for my laundry room. And was my husband shocked when he found the hole in the basket was a perfect fit for the fixture ring. So easy!

I basically took a piece of my jute fabric and weaved it through the basket, which by the way, I will be spraying with a fire proof fabric spray.

I thought I was done, but the green beaded chain was the perfect addition to my basket. I actually added this on while the fixture was in place. My arms were killing me! I took a thin piece of jute string and just wound it around the rim of the basket (that is also what is keeping the handle from hanging down).

So what do you think? A little funky, a little wierd, maybe not your taste. But I love it!

As you can see, I am beginning to accessorize the room. The construction is almost complete! Yay! Cabinet doors should be hung this weekend, counter installed next weekend and then I can finish up with some drop cloth curtains, and a really cool laundry hanger I am working on.

You might be wondering, why all of this fuss for a "laundry room"? Well, besides it being a walk through on the first floor to the patio, it's the room I spend much of my time in (besides the kitchen).
So I want to really enjoy being in there!!

Oh and the fabric that inspired the theme in the room is on my new ironing board cover.

And did you see the color of the cabinets I went with? Love the grey!!

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Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I love it!!!! What a neat idea!

Crystal said...

Awesome idea!!! So creative!!!

Rustic and White said...

Loving your blog. My favourite thing from your shop is the rustic planter box...definitely would get that if I won the giveaway. I will be back to visit often. Your blog is just lovely:o)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How absolutely charming! I love it!! :)

Sue said...

This is adorable and such a fun way to create a lighting fixture shade! ~ Sue

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome idea! It looks absolutely wonderful!!!

Pamela said...

Love this light! I have one of these and will have to see where I can do this at!

The mum of all trades said...

I love your blog, so many inpsiring ideas!

Burlap Luxe said...

Insppiring idea with the egg basket, I have one :)

Thank you for inspiring!!!

see you soon and all your inspiring art!

Hope I inspire you as well.

rudoo said...

I Love the bird fabric! Can you tell me who it is by and where you got it? Love your little paintings too!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Dawn, this is genius! You'd pay a fortune for a fixture like that in a store!
I love your ironing board fabric. It reminds me the Thibaut wallpaper I love. :)

Lindsey @ Better After said...

You are amazing Dawn! I wish my mind worked like yours!

beth said...

I LOVE it!! It is most definitely my style! I have seen fixtures like yours in magazines, and I think they are so cool! I think yours is beautiful!! :)
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
I just LOVE it !!
What a great idea :)

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