Friday, January 17, 2014

Seeing the light....

Hi Everyone!  I've been dealing with light fixtures lately.  From changing the lights on the outside of my house to changing a light fixture into an outlet but today I thought I would show you the new light fixture I made.  I recently moved some things around in my teeny tiny living room and needed a new light I made one....out of a vent turbine.....
They were used in these parts on top of grain bins or on top of buildings and I just happened to come across one in one of my grain bins.  
But I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not and wasn't ready to possibly ruin it so I picked up another one and turned it into my hanging light.  My living room is so small that there isn't enough room for a table or a floor lamp so I needed one that would hang.
I used my Dremel to cut a hole in the top and remove the parts that made it turn so that I could add the light kit.  It took me about 20 minutes to cut the metal and ground down any sharp pieces.  Then I added the light kit and hung it in my living room.
I really like the way it turned out.  I like the industrial look of it and it's so appropriate here on the farm.  I left it plain, shiny metal, but I think it would look great painted too.
I'd like to make another one for the studio and maybe one for the kitchen....I just think they are cool.  What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. This really is a great idea! It does have that industrial feel that is so popular with so many folks these days. Fabulous job!

  2. Very fun light fixture Holly! I think one would look great in the kitchen. :)

  3. Very cool, I love the whole industrial vibe and the idea of completely changing a thing's purpose.