3.24.2012

Spur of the moment

Sometimes you have a lazy Saturday...sometimes you get a million things done...today lies someplace in between...

While trolling my usual blog list this morning, I spied inspiration from Funky Junk Interiors unique lighting post...
a lamp made from a wire trellis/tomato cage type item...it reminded me that I had three wire crab pots sitting outside in the rusting area of my backyard...




























I cleaned up one of the wire cages...



threaded a HEMMA light cord from IKEA through the top, screwed in an Edison light bulb...plugged it in and I was done!































It was the motivation I needed to change out my dining room vignette...



































I opted for a bird nest/spring feel...but always love having a good measure of rusted metal...
my new lamp provides plenty of that...



















































Linking up to Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special...lots of inspiration - for one of kind lighting...and more...

But wait...if you think my project was easy...visit this fantastic link-up over at it all started with paint...
many more creative projects that will take no time at all and give you a sense of satisfaction...

29 comments:

  1. That's awesome! That light fits perfectly inside the crab pot. :)

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    1. thanks nancy...it did fit perfectly...after a little "convincing"!

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  2. Love it! Don't you love it when inspiration hits?
    Your new and very unique light looks perfect in your room!
    :) Enjoy your Sunday...

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    1. I do love it Laura when inspiration hits - such a shot of creativity and energy!

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  3. Oh for Pete's sake....sometimes you are too much! (o: Actually I'm impressed as all get out that you can come up with these ideas and make them look so good!! Well done!

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  4. LOVE it!! I mean really, really love it!! And the stacked suitcases.....true love!!
    Jane

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    1. thanks Jane...I have a total of three of these crab pots...would love to make them into hanging lights to put over my kitchen island...

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  5. Wow---you have that get up and go spirit! It turned out just right and looks great with your other goodies.

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    1. thanks MEM - when you get that shot of inspiration, its amazing the amount of energy you get to complete your idea!

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  6. Fantastic lamp!! I saw the tomato cage lamp there and loved it. I think your take is just great!!

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    1. thanks Jill...it only takes the slighest inspiration sometimes to get going...

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  7. Wow! This post is pure eye candy for me! LOVE your lamp project...really inspires me...and the suitcases are so wonderful! Following you on Pinterest, Facebook, and My Favorite Find, too!

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    1. thanks Linda - saw you were on My favorite Find - really haven't had time yet to check it all out...but lovin' the idea!

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  8. Well, look at you!!! Just pop out in the backyard and throw together a light!! Incredible job and you made it look so simple! I loved that post at Donna's.

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    1. well...when you collect alot of junk, you have lots of inspiration handy...

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  9. Brilliant Amy! You are a decorating inspiration to me.

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    1. Carole...I am honored that I inspire you!

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    1. thanks Amy - wonderful kudos coming from a pro

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  11. what an awesome lamp! I love all of the suitcases .... great storage I bet!

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    1. thanks kimmie...yes, I love in a 1902 house...there are two closets so I need all the storage I can create!

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  12. Amy, this is truly amazing! I pinned and I facebook'd too. And I tried to tag you in my facebook post but it would connect ...

    :)

    Linda

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  13. I love this. What an amazing project! So easy, but so beautiful! You should link this up to Funky Junk's lighting party, too!

    Thanks for linking up to the party. :)
    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. I love this! It adds such great texture to your already awesome space!

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  15. I absolutely love that light. What a great upcycle for the cages, I would love that look in my house. Thank you so much for linking up!
    Karah

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  16. This must be the coolest and easiest lamp project ever! If only I had a couple of crab cages in my backyard... :-) These would look equally great in a coastal-themed room or a modern loft.

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  17. Never thought I'd need a crap trap but I do!! Love unique lighting and this fits the bill.

    Plus your amazing suitcase display is amazing! Love all your vintagey goodness.

    So glad you joined our Cinch party.

    Following in RSS!
    Kelly

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  18. I hope youdon't mind, but I've linked to your blog and used a photo from this post in my blog...I'm only saying lovely things about you though!!! If it's a problem, let me know and I'll take the photo and link down immediately

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  19. PERFECT! must add crab cages to my must find list. I'm cussing with excitement on the inside.

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