A tisket, a tasket...

I found this amazing basket today at a thrift store! Finally, my losing streak is over! It was $12.99, but luckily was wearing a 1/2 price orange tag. So, $6.50! (Is it just me or are LA thrift store more expensive than most?)

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...can you guess?

Here's the before:
Now, don't get me wrong, I love my little chandelier, but it was looking a bit too girly in here! If you're working in the kitchen, there's enough industrial/modern Ikea stuff to not look like The Maxi Pad. But this pic with the coral and the magenta and all that is so,..."pretty."

And, I like pretty but I need a little something,...earthier...?

So, I installed the basket as a pendant shade!
Much better! And less twee...
It just needs to be moved over to the right a tiny bit and it will be perfect! Well, that and get rid of the swirly, twirly gumdrop florescent lightbulb.

Anyone try the LED bulbs yet? Is the light pretty? Less blue and more yellow is my favorite.







16 comments

Inspired By Felicity said...

That is so creative. I love the look, although I liked the girly chandelier too!

Candy said...

How cute. I would not have even thought light fixture. How creative.

Inspired By Felicity said...

It's me again....
Just wanted to let you know that one of your links from last week's link party is featured this week on the link party features at my blog.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Very cute! Megan

cathy@my1929charmer said...

This is really cool and how creative of you. I don't think I would think of making it light fixture, but it really looks amazing! My fingers are crossed that you might share this at Sunday's Best going on now.

Cindy said...

The basket looks great as a shade for the light. Very creative!

Peg Meckling said...

Love this idea! And I like it much better than the chandelier.

4you-withlove said...

Love this...it's so fun!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is a great idea! I'd love for you to share this creative idea at Mix it up Monday:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

I hope to see you soon :)

Becolorful said...

Seriously? I'm moving out there so we can be closer. :D Love love love your creativity. Thanks for the link up to BeColorful.
pam

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Wow, that is a wonderful transformation. I like the color you painted it, it looks so good in your room.

Cassidy said...

What a fabulous idea!! LOVE it!

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

This so creative, I love the look.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Stopping by to let you know again how much I really like your light. It is beyond creative, and I wanted to thank you for sharing at Sunday's Best, we were thrilled you shared this.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love this light and the whole room. I can't wait to see what you are doing in the kitchen. I featured this today on Mod Mix Monday!