Industrial Wire Basket Light

A couple of weekends ago I went down to Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the Mint Julep Jaunt put on my Gail from My Repurposed Life and Erin from Beauty in the Attempt.  We stopped at a Salvation Army that had a lumber and building materials section and I found this unique light.  I loved the different shape to it and the fact that its one-of-a-kind so I snatched it up at only $4.99. For an industrial wire basket light that is a steal. I also picked up a $.99 vintage globe shade as well.

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It reminded me of the Mechanics Beacon Light series from Anthropologie for $148.

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I simply sprayed it with some Clean Metal Primer by Rustoleum and then Krylon’s Satin Nickel Metallic Finish spray paint.

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I don’t normally lean towards industrial type pieces.  However, in a laundry room I think “industrial” is a great look since it is such a working space anyway.

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Here are some other awesome DIY wire basket light inspirations:

Under the Sycamore’s Anthro Inspired Pendant Lamp

Poppytalk’s Fabric Wastebasket Light

The Painted Hive’s Wire Basket Light

  • gail

    Becky–it turned out awesome!
    I love that you put the two of them together. Great look for a laundry room.


  • Missy

    Hey Beckie! I LOVE how it turned out…so cute painted and put up! I had such a good time that day..what a treat! I wish we could all do that more often!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I think it’s perfect for a laundry room!! Looks fantastic, Beckie. :)

  • Mindy

    very cool!

  • mom taxi julie

    I love that light! So retro :)

  • maureen

    I LOVE THAT!!!

  • Cap Creations

    Very Creative! I love the big safety pins! I think my cheese dome button would go great with them! Come check it out

    • Beckie

      I love that! I stumbled, facebooked, tweeted and pinned. Thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle

    Great piece for the laundry room..Looks great!

  • Sarah

    What a wonderful idea!!! I LOVE it!

  • BluBabesCreate

    I love it! You put it all together so perfectly! Come see some hot pink deer antlers!

  • Jenn @ Social Salutations

    Love this Beckie! What a perfect addition to the laundry room!!

  • jill

    Great idea! where did you find the safety pins?

    • Beckie

      I actually purchased them at Ballards Designs.

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