DIY {Anthropolgie Inspired Pendant Light}

Poor Chris…he has watched me for the last week as I’ve dealt with the server/hosting issues. Tonight he came home and I was still unable to upload photos and had not heard a thing from the company (I am choosing to take the high road right now and not name them…that is not what this blog is about). Anyway, Chris suggested I look into free image hosting for the time being until my account is back to normal. So I signed up for a PhotoBucket account – which was super easy. So thank you PhotoBucket – I can post again!

I’m still working on details for the kitchen. I wanted a new light fixture and saw these online at Anthropologie. I loved the wire look, but hated the pricetag and they were too small. So I decided I’d make my own.

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I headed to Lowes and bought a spool of wire and tried forming one…it wasn’t working so well for me. In the midst of trying to decide how to get the wire to work I found myself rocking my daughter in her room. As we rocked I looked down and noticed the BLACK WIRE BASKET holding her toys (see it in the bottom right corner of the pic below). Bingo! Along with the basket I bought some spray paint, a metal outlet cover (to connect to the pendant) and a pendant light.
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Step 1: Cut off basket handles and bottom middle wire (to center pendant)

Step 2: Spray paint basket and outlet cover. My basket had a bit of red on it.

Step 3: Adhere outlet cover to bottom inside of basket. I used Liquid Nails, but any strong glue would work. Since the outlet cover is on the inside of the basket the glue will not be used for strength just keeping the cover and basket in place.

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Step 4: Turn basket over for glue to dry

Step 5: Add weight on top of outlet cover while glue drys

Step 6: Spray paint it all

909light-3Step 7: Connect it to the pendant light (which is already hanging…I don’t have instructions for that. You can follow the ones that come with the light)

Ta Da….my ‘Big Lots budget’ Anthropologie light:)

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  • nita - Thanks for the step by step. Your light is fantastic!

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  • Erin - this may be a silly question, but is the light ever too bright without some sort of shade? know what i mean? is it a blaring light or nice?
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and would love to try it in my home. :)
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  • Janine - Hello! Your own creation is so much worth than those at Anthropologie. I like their store but some of their items are overpriced.

  • Ashley G - I loved this pendant and tutorial! I even featured it on my blog!
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  • Joelle - I like yours much better than Anthro’s!

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    Awesome job girl!! I have been wanting to do this for sometime now in my house!! I absolutely love it!! Just Fabulous!!!

    — Jess :)

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….still waiting….

Still waiting on what you ask…on my hosting company. I SO APOLOGIZE for how wacky my blog has been over the last week. It is making me wacky dealing with it. I can now no longer upload photos…what is a blog without photos?! Someday I’ll look back at this ordeal and laugh. No, actually I won’t, but it sounds good to say:)I have an ‘Anthropolgie – Inspired’ DIY project ready to post. So, if things get cleared up today I will post it later today.

Also, it seems like everyone is getting an error message when emailing me. I do seem to be getting the emails despite the error code you get. If it is urgent, leave me a comment in the field below and I will contact you with an alternative email……

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boy time…messing with a mad mom

Originally posted 09.17.09

We have lots of crawdads in our yard. They are usually near creeks, but we are pretty confident there are some underground streams in our yard. I have never seen a live one at our house, only their shells. Chris and the boys catch them all the time. I came home the other night and Chris got out the camera to show me a few pictures he had taken. Here’s the first one. He asked me why the crawdad was so angry.

Could it be the two boys messing with her?

Maybe it was the boys. Or maybe it was the boys messing with her while she was so ‘pregnant’, he said. What!? I asked….

A closer look…

Yep, that grossed me out too. I think I might have screamed actually. No wonder she was up in arms. Who wants to be carrying that many babies and picked on by two boys! She should have got them with those claws, I would have understood.

For my friend who read the blog and learned that Sunflower seeds come from Sunflowers…this can be another science lesson. Crawdads come from Crawdads.:)

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