DIY ~ Let Your Light Shine!

Happy Wednesday Friends! You know how I love a simple repurpose and since it can be a challenge to find creative lighting options why not make your own?  Today I am sharing several of mine...

Repurposed bird cage lamp

Can one really have too many bird cages? I think not ;)  This sweet light hangs in my Etsy studio.  The metal cage was on clearance at Ross.  With a fresh coat of white spray paint and a light kit, it was ready to shine! I prefer light kits with on/off buttons attached to the cord and watch for them on sale. I have found them at Target and Pier One.  Ikea's are very reasonable but last I checked, didn't have an on/off option.  

Repurposed metal sphere lamp

This metal sphere was another clearance find from Homegoods--no painting needed! I purposely hung it close to the ceiling, but a chain or lantern hook could be added according to your preference.  

Repurposed dress form lamp

Juliet is an occasional lamp which means according to my whim, she may be "dressed" with or without the lighting option.  You'll notice for each option, I chose metal for the repurposed fixture. Also, I like clear bulbs to emphasize the design.  Share your creative lighting with me in the comments! 


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  1. How very creative, Cecilia! Kudos to you for refurbishing these already lovely metal objects and giving them new life. Yes, the clear light bulb definitely lets each piece shine in the spotlight!


  2. You are so creative! I love all of the lighting options and your mannequin makes me want to transform a wire one that I have from Hobby Lobby...hum, maybe I will go for it!

  3. Hi Cecilia ... I love the birdcage light. Even Juliet makes an interesting lamp. Just almost anything can be turned into a light/lamp and you have made some interesting choices. I also prefer the on/off turn switch on the cord.
    Here is a birdcage light I did in the first years of blogging. I still love it in my hall.

    Hope your day was fun.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Cecilia isn't it amazing what can be made of things that were made for different purposes? You truly have found that creativeness dear friend. Have a wonderful night. Hugs, Jo

  5. Love all your beautiful lighting projects the bird cage light in particular. I have a bird cage that would make a very pretty light fixture. Your post inspired me to get busy on that project.

  6. Hi, Cecilia -- you amaze me with these very creative lamps. They are all so different but, oh, so charming. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  7. Such creative lights - I love them but think my favorite is the birdcage. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  8. Such creative lights Cecilia. You are always whipping up something fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Dearest Cecilia, you are such a clever lady and you are full of the sweetest ideas! These lights are simply delightful!

    Thank you, dear friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a joy to have you at the party. Hugs!

  10. I especially like the birdcage! Such a great idea Cecilia! Thank you for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week :)


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