Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wire Whisk Light

Metamorphosis Monday hosted by: Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Take a jog over to Susan's to view more spectacular transformations

By taking an inexpensive pre-wired pendant lamp and mixing it with a vintage industrial whisk we have all the makings a great junk production needs! FYI, that's Hollywood speak for..."Stand back for the special effects!"

Hobite Whisk Pendant Lamp

Junk Market Style Difficulty Meter

Vintage Hobite or other industrial wire whisk
Pre-wired pendant lamp with glass shade
Light bulb
Tools List:
Wire cutter
Needle nose pliers


Step 1: Remove cap from wiring housing on bulb end of lamp. Push the two silver tabs, found on the bottom of the casing, in while at the same time pulling on the wires in the opposite direction. This will remove the wires completely from the plastic housing.

Step 2: Thread the freed wires through the neck of the whisk from the outside.

Step 3: Thread the wires back through the plastic sleeve on the pendant lamp and insert the wires back into the metal clips. They should hold tight and not pull back out.

Step 4: Snap the plastic sleeve back over the housing for the cord.

Step 5: Carefully slip glass light cover through the whisk and secure to the housing with the screw cap provided with lamp. Insert light bulb.

Step 6: Add a bit of bling by wiring a crystal on the base of the whisk.

Step 7: Hang your lamp and enjoy the newly whisked up ambiance.



Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Very clever!

Laura Trevey said...

very cool!

have a great week ~~

xo Laura

ellen b said...

Wow..I'm impressed!

marty39 said...

What a great light. Who would have thought. Love it. Hugs, Marty

ButterYum said...

If ever I build a cake studio, I'll have to install one of these! Cute idea :)

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love it!

Really Rainey said...

Ok. I took notes... I'm gonna try that... Cross your fingers!... Hubby is laffin at me already.
~Really Rainey~

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

this is a great project and great inspiration!

happy met monday


Michelle said...

How terrific! I LOVE this!! And it looked easy! I will certainly be on the look out for whisks! I can see it hanging over my kitchen sink right now!!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a FUN lamp!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very clever, I would never have thought of that!

Robin said...

I love this! It never would have occured to me to make a light!
And you did a great job on the detailed instructions!
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