Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Chippy Welcome...



Our light fixure by the front door has always been a dilema...low ceilings mean no fun/fancy light fixture. When I saw this rusty, crusty basket at a local Occasional Sale...I knew just what I would do with it.


A basic light fixture, with S hooks spray painted to match hold the basket just so...


Perfectly crusty...



A "hap-hazzard" collection of crytals and keys add a little "something"...


I found out later that this treaure of a chippy flower basket originally belonged to my friend Lani of Cottage Elements.  Thanks Lani...

This was another idea origially posted on Junk Market Style...and it even earned a "mention" in the "Best of 2009" posts :)

I'll be linking this up over at FJI, Saturday Nite Special...does this count as a "chandelier"??? 


And...


Chat soon,

28 comments:

  1. By all means, it counts. How clever of you! I really like the mix of crystals and keys, etc. Makes it even more unique!

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  2. What an original idea...I love it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. What a cool idea! I think it looks great.

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  4. What a fabulous idea ~ I LOVE it !

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  5. Not only does it count as a chandelier....it's one of the coolest I've seen! LOVE it!!

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  6. Love it, what a great idea to add the keys too! Awesomely different!

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  7. Yep I think it counts as a chandelier...it also counts as cute, cute, cute!! See ya over at FJI 'cept I'm in the Home Decor part:-)

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  8. wonderfully creative way to add sparkle to a flush mounted light fixture. Great job!

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  9. What a great idea! It's beautiful! Now I want to find a light fixture in my house to do this : )

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  10. I think it *definitely* counts. What a cool idea. I'm so impressed that you thought of coming up with it. I don't think it would have crossed my mind!

    Sarahx

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  11. Love that. Totally. I am heading into a 'chandelier project'. This is great inspiration! Thanks!

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  12. I keep remembering this little chandy from you, I have pot lights in my living room and entry and keep thinking of something like yours. Great post. Lezlee

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  13. this is such a great idea! I love it! So much better than the average light!
    d e n i s e

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  14. hello laurel! thanks for stopping and visiting me! i came and saw and knew we would be great pals! so glad to "meet" you! love your blog!!

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  15. I have never seen anything like this...but I am thinking WOW when I see it! I'm going to show it to my hubby! We need something special in our entry! ♥

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  16. That is really cool. Thanks for linking to the party this week.

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  17. Hi there! I just found your blog and I am in love! I just adore this funky light fixture how cool! Loving all the baubles!

    New follower now!
    Hope you can stop over to my blog I'm having a great giveaway going on at http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

    Megan

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  18. It is clever and unique and oh, so creative!
    Brenda

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  19. What a cool idea! love the crystals and keys hanging from it! Theresa xoxo

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  20. This is chipilicious! What a great way to add a little sparkle. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picking Fence.

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  21. How creative! I have the same light in my laundry room...you're making my mind race with ideas.

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  22. What a novel idea! I love it. Isn't it fun to reinvent items? They're so much more interesting than boring ready-made retail goods.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  23. New linky follower! LOVE the light fixture fix-up ;) Perfect rusty-glam accents. Found you via Whisper Woods Cottage. Look forward to peeking around your blog.

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  24. Hi Laurel,

    I just saw this featured over at Whisperwood Cottage and I LOVE it!!!! I have a similar basket that's not so gorgeously rusted, but you have definitely inspired me! I hope you don't mind if I "steal" your idea and incorporate it into my eventual kitchen redo!

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