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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

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


  2. 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!

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