Farmhouse Grain Sieve Light Fixture

Hi there again! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m back to share another project with you. I don’t know about you, but I really love unique lighting that isn’t generic and can’t be found in every home. And because I have an obscene crush with farm related items, I really wanted to make a light out of an aged grain sieve. Problem was, the only grain sieves I could find were either really expensive or way too big. So, I took matters into my own hands and decided to make my own… all for around $20! I am seriously in love with the outcome…

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To make the grain sieve, I used 4 pieces of basswood. Basswood is super light weight and really flexible.

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It’s also really thin, so extra care is needed…

how to make a grain sieve light pendant After I pulled off all the labels, I laid the basswood on a flat surface, overlapping the ends…

farmhouse light pendant I squeezed Gorilla Glue on the tip of one piece, about 2 1/2″ wide…

farmhouse light Then I just pushed the second piece of basswood on top and held it firmly in place for a few seconds…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I used my staple gun to staple through both piece of wood in two different sections…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I gently lifted up the staples and flipped the pieces over…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I used a screw driver to fold the staples over…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Then I brought the two ends together, making the size diameter that I wanted, and stapled the two ends together…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I was left with this:

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Then, I attached other two pieces together and wrapped them around the basswood circle…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Once I had them stapled together, I was left with this:

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I used a couple dabs of hot glue to hold the two together in a few places, then I got started on the metal top…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I simply rolled out my wire and placed the “grain sieve” on top. I used a sharpie to draw around it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Then used a pair of tin snips to cut the circle…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage To finish the grain sieve, I used Early American Stain by Minwax, then gave it a nice coat of dark wax…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I made sure to build up the wax around the staples, as added grime/ dirt that would have collected over the years of heavy use…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage For the wire, I simply sprayed it with black spray paint, let it dry, then gave it a light coat of multicolored texture spray paint…. Then, to attach it to the grain sieve, I used thin wire and pushed it through the thin basswood…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage And wrapped it around the wire…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I used a pair of needle nose pliers and twisted the two ends together…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I went around the entire grain sieve, then snipped off the ends of the wire…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Next, to attach the light, I measured and found the center of the sieve…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Then snipped a hole in the center so that I could push through the light… Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I bought a pendant light kit at Home Depot…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage In order to push the end of the light fixture through the wire, I had to remove the ceiling plate….

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Then I stuffed the wire through the hole…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage All that was left at that point, was to hang it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage I am so over the moon excited with the way it turned out…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage It’s just lovely….

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage  And I absolutely adore the “used” look of it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage  And those little details, well they push me over the edge!

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage It’s the absolute perfect touch for our mudroom and I couldn’t be happier with how everything is coming together! Thanks for letting me share it with you! Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi!

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P.S. If you like this light fixture, be sure to stop over and check out my laundry room chicken wire light. It was love at first sight with that light too!