Sunday, July 31

Cutie Pie Nursery Pendant Lamp

This super-cute pendant lamp was made using something I bought from the dollar store and a bunch of crap I had on hand. Secrets will be revealed, after the jump!!




 To start with, I used a small trash bin from Dollar Tree. Yuh-huh, a trash bin.

I've got a few around the house that I use for actual trash, but I kept one on hand because I thought the shape was really cute, and I didn't know what I wanted to do with it.

 It was a little while until inspiration struck but when it did, it struck big time. I ventured forth into my special space, a place I use to create beauty and joy. The garage. I had just enough Krylon spray paint in Ballet Slipper Pink to coat the trash bin a few times. I let it dry and began working on the embellishments.
 I have a bunch of organic muslin I bought on sale awhile back that I've used for other projects. I made a couple flowers, a large bow and a ruffle and glued those bad boys right on the bin. I trimmed the bottom with some ecru lace and then I was ready to add electricity!



 I had what I needed already, but pendant lamp kits are easy to come by. You can get them online from Amazon, or if you live near an Ikea (and if you do, I'm very envious) you can just drive there and get a kit for like, ten bucks.

Isn't she lovely?? The overall dimensions are 12" tall by 11" wide, her colors are powder pink and ecru, and she's adorable. If only I had a baby girl's nursery to put her in...

24 comments:

  1. Awesome! All the summer visits have ended and I'm trying to catch up on my reading...I knew I could count on you to have something wonderful! This is too cute. : )

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  2. I'm so glad you like it! I've been staring at it for a week now, wondering where on earth to hang it!

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  3. That's adorable, and it gave me an idea to find materials for one that are fireproof and make a candle centerpiece.

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  4. What a darling lamp- would love to share this idea with my readers with a link back to you if that would be ok

    bee blessed
    mary

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  5. @Mary Ellen, I would love a link back from your adorable blog!

    @Paul, if you sort out how to do a candelabra, you've gotta tell me how you do it!

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  6. This is really cute. I like that you used pink and the muslin.

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  7. Super cute! Great job!=D I'm stopping by from the Amaze Me August party. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
    & be sure to enter my giveaways too!
    Thanks
    ~Iffy~

    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  8. What a beautiful and creative transformation. Love it!

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  9. This is a very clever idea. Love your stuff you have on hand. Your pendent lamp is adorable and perfect for a nursery.
    Enjoy your day.......

    !Emily
    The French Hutch

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  10. this is BEAUTIFUL!!! what a great job! i'm loving finding lots of ideas for pendant lamps... this one is absolutely precious!!

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  11. No baby needed! I would so hang this anywhere in my house!!! I love it!
    I am visiting you from Homework's Inspiration Party.I would love for you to link it to my Pinkalicious Thursday party.

    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/08/pinkalicious-thursday-party-13.html

    XOXO,
    Tasha
    www.frugaliciousme.com

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  12. Love that! I'd like it for myself too.

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  13. You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday at Sweet Tea Serendipity. Come & pick up your award here: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulousity-friday-7.html

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  14. this is just gorgeous and elegant...
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  15. This is absolutely darling! what a sweet job you did, the rosette and ribbon trim is adorable. thanks for linking up and sharing the inspiration at VIF, xo Debra

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  16. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :).

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  17. This is adorable! Great job :)
    I'm your newest follower!

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  18. I like this little lamp a lot! I also look around and found some other goodies

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

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  19. This is incredible inspiring. I have been eyeing these little trash cans and I absolutely love your crafty genius here. Just stunning! :)

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  20. This is so cute!! I love it, and great use of a trash bin

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  21. This is one of the most amazing lighting i have seen... it is adorable!!!
    I have a website about nursery chandelier

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