Monday, March 25, 2013

Repurposed: Making a Hanging Light From a Birdcage

I have wanted to try my hand at making a light for some time now.

This is what I started with: an old birdcage missing its bottom and a light kit from the hardware store.

It was really easy!
 You just pop the inside of the socket up to expose the screws on each side,

wrap the exposed wires of the cord around the screws, one wire around each screw,

push it back into place and cover with the top piece.

That was all there was to it!

I used an Edison bulb since it was so exposed, it has more character.

I think it turned out cute and I will definitely do this again.
I have a lot of old things to turn into lights!

1 comment:

  1. I've wanted to try making my own lamp. Don't know if that would be harder than making a hanging light or not--you've made it look so easy! And your birdcage light is really cute!