I have noticed a lot of industrial styling creeping into decoration just lately. And co-incidently, I have just recently stumbled upon a blog site that I absolutely luuuuurve, The Painted Hive, and I was inspired by a light fitting Kristine did for her nursery, which you can view here. I loved the look of it, but really didn't give it another thought.
That is until... I spotted this beauty in an op shop
It was some sort of basket, but it screams light fitting to me.
So using Kristine's wire ceiling light as inspiration I took to my new basket with wire cutters.
I measured the diametre of the hole, by using the old light fitting
Marked the hole with a permanent marker, and got snipping with wire cutters
I love how the wavy wire makes purdy patterns on the walls when lit up. I love the lightshade and it was so cheap ($4) and so easy.
So here is the (boring) before
Absolutely love it.