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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Antique, vintage colander lights! new and old

I went GA GA over this project.  How about this antique, vintage colander light?
You can use old or new colanders to create this project.
Funny thing about this light, is I saw one just like it recently at an antique mall.
I stopped dead in my tracks and said to Mike, LOOK how cool is that!?



So one of the newbs {Dumped and discovered} {full tutorial here} from my newbie party had linked up her latest and greatest project.
That very same week I saw one.



An old colander turned light fixture!
They did a great job!

They bought a simple light fixture kit from Lowes hardware.



And well, yes the rest is history...



C A Y U T E!

I meant CUTE, just stressed it!

How about lit up at night?




I have to say I really want one now...hmmmm...wonder what Mike will say?

Go check out Dumped and Discovered for some more awesome projects!

Have a great day everyone!
THERE is still time to get in on the 'Giani granite paint giveaway!


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39 Comments:

Blogger laurie said...

oh my gosh , thats so cute, I love this,

January 14, 2012 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie - Thanks so much for featuring this! I love your blog and I am so honored that you chose this project! More to come soon at Dumped and Discovered... :-)

January 14, 2012 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Adorable, especially lit up at night.

Popping over to see it now.

Happy New Year Debbie!

January 14, 2012 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

What a cute idea! Love it- it just gives a touch of whimsey to the dinette, doesn't it? xo Diana

January 14, 2012 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I think that's adorable! This is the second really cute project that I've seen this week using a light kit from Lowes.

Now, I'm trying to figure out where I want to pull out an old fixture around here and do something fun and creative.

January 14, 2012 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

You are right. It's CAYUTE. I knew just the word you were talking about. Nothing better than stressing a word. Like A-DOOR-A-BLE....

January 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love it. I know you are going to try it! Can't wait to see yours.

January 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I cant wait to see yours.. I know it'll be adorable.

January 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM  
OpenID Pat said...

Debbie that is just the cutest thing! I absolutely love it!

January 14, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is really cute. I love the color, too. Surely he will make you one. Just be sweet.

January 14, 2012 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Debbie that is sooooo cute!! Looks pretty easy to make too!

January 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That is just adorable! I never thought it would be that cute!

January 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Marti said...

That light is great. I will go check out Dumped and discovered right now.

January 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

This is adorable! I am always looking for ways to make whimsical lights for my shop....this is right up my alley!

January 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE This lady!!

January 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Debbie I love this. Wish I has a spot for one but my hubby will be glad we don't.

January 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Tanya@takesix said...

Love it! I have pinned this great idea. Thanks Debbie!

January 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

I don't think I will EVER look at a Colander the same way again.. This is ADORABLE!!! I am seeing PINK!!!! :) Oh wait I have a PINK one... :) Oh but I would need to find another one for cutting the hole in... So I can keep the other for washing my fruits and Veggies... :)

January 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Pinning it for sure.
Just adorable...and I love her green one.

January 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I Love it! I seen these all over blogland and I'm thinking, I want one of those. I didn't think it was that easy to make. Thanks for sharing. I'm on my way over to check out Dumped and Discovered.

January 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

That, my dear is OFF the chain. Love it.

January 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

What a great find, never saw that one before!!!

January 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

So, So, So, Cute! and it does look simple to do! Thanks for sharing it!

January 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

So cute, I can't wait to see yours:)
Have a great weekend!

January 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

LOVE the green one!!!

January 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Daffodil Hill said...

That is so adorable. What a great idea!

January 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger The French Hutch said...

Hi Debbie, Who knew this would be such a great project. I would never have though of it in a million years and yes, it's so cute. Great share.
Got to tell you again how much I enjoyed your Christmas decorations. I will know where to go about next Aug. as I start to think about how I want to decorate for 2012.
Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

~Emily
The French Hutch

January 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Jo's This and That said...

I love them! Thanks for sharing Joann

January 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Deb, that's genius! I'm gonna try one!

January 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Adorable! I always like new ideas for lighting! andrea@townandprairie

January 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! I have just the right colander to use too. Like you, I wonder what my husband would say?

January 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Peggy57 said...

Debbie I love love LOVE it. Thanks for sharing. :-)

January 14, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I loves it Debbie!!

Carol

January 14, 2012 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I agree: this is one of the cutest projects I have ever seen!!! :D

January 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

I say, This is the cat's meow and wiskers as well. So adorable. Ginger

January 15, 2012 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Debbie,

It's super cute!!!

Dee

January 15, 2012 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Yep, I want one too!

January 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Such a cute idea! And the green is a fun color :)

January 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM  
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