Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Light Bulb Moment



To me, lighting really sets the mood for a room. A 40 watt bulb in a cheap lamp is the same as a 40 watt bulb in an expensive one. ~Edward Walker


With the purchase of Seaborn, Hubby and I inherited several boxes of glass jars. While some were nothing more than old spaghetti and pickle jars, the boxes revealed a few antique Atlas, Mason and Ball canning jars.

A few weeks ago I was looking to be inspired for a kitchen light fixture when I came across the most interesting pendant light. It was made from an old preserving jar.




Image from What Possessed Me?

Intrigued by this idea, I found a couple places that sell mason jar pendant lights.
Napa Style and Reclaimed Lighting . But at $199 PER pendant, I didn't like them that much.






A little more research revealed a DIY version from the awesome blog Design Sponge. Finally, I thought, a use for those jars in my basement!

Well, I thought I knew what I wanted until I saw this picture of
Anthropologie's version on the Apartment Therapy website.




So until I gather that many jars, this goes in the idea file. Just wanted to share the inspiration with you!

Sincerely, Lisa

8 comments:

  1. Very creative idea! Of course you know that I like things that are different, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you eventually do with you jars.

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  2. This is too coincidental! Debbie (on our blog) is putting these up tomorrow over her kitchen island only hers are twerked a bit. She's going to blog about it at the end of the week. Wait til you see how amazing they look!!!! And We'd be honored if you talked about our blog :) If we ever get more traffic to our blog we'll return the favor cuz it seems like we have the same type of style :)

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  3. Wow, these are so cool! I have to replace a broken pendent in my basement kitchen, but have not found one in my $ range. Must check these out!... Dee Dee

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  4. oooweee! I have jars like this and I LOVE THESE LIGHTS!!! Thanks, Lezlee

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  5. Love that one from Anthropology! So cool!

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  6. This is SO COOL (and highly clever!) I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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