I am a big fan of industrial accents. In fact, the plan is to build a pipe and wood desk and bookshelf unit for my son’s room sometime this year. I recently updated his room, which you can see here. But I still wanted to switch up the lighting a bit. Now, I love all those industrial lights out there but the problem is that they don’t always give off a whole lot of light. So I decided to do my own DIY industrial light and it only cost me a $1!
This is was what the light fixture looked like initially.
I took it down and spray painted it to get rid of the gold. I was going to use black, but I only had dark grey on hand from when I spray painted our shutters. So I decided just to use that. I put the light back up.
I picked up a simple wire hanging basket from the Dollar Tree. I apologize but I never got a pic of what this looked like when I bought it! Anyway, it was a black basket with a black chain and hook. I took the chain off so I could spray paint the basket the same color as I was using over the gold on the light fixture. The chain had some little clips that clipped the chain to the basket. I kept the clips and one link of the chain to add to the clips.
I was too lazy to spray paint these so I left them black. There happen to be 3 screws that hold the glass in place on the fixture and basket had 3 loops meant to attach the chain to the basket. I put the links with the clips on the screws like so.
Then I clipped the basket on.
And I was done! It was that easy!
Now, I realize that I happened to have a light fixture that fit that basket perfectly. I don’t know how I got that lucky but I did. It is better to be lucky than good, for sure! Also, the light fixture would look way better with some smooth glass and I may try to pick up a smooth glass replacement for it the next time I am at the hardware store but for now, this is perfect!
The kids bedding will be changed up in the next week or so and I can’t wait to share that will you very soon!
So what do you think about this DIY industrial light? I love it, the boy loves it and the hubs thinks it looks like it belongs in a jail! You can’t win them all I guess;)