What do you do when HomeTalk challenges you to find an object at Lowe’s and create something unexpected. Make something from something that usually isn’t used for that. Yeah, that’s what I said.
Industrial Cage Light Bulb Cover
inexpensive DIY with Farmhouse Flair!
After several days cruising the isles of Lowe’s, I came up with Project #3. Don’t ask what the other 2 were 😉
My mind was in the gutter…literally. This is a gutter strainer.
I know right, I never heard of these either. I was actually leaving the lumber isle headed to the restroom and and this silver thingy caught my eye.
When I saw the strainer all I could think about were those cages for the cool swag lights. And if you’re going to really get your swag on, you must have a vintage light bulb.
The gutter strainer is located in the gutter supply isle and costs less than $3. The bulb was a little over $6.
I already had the awesome green light kit.
This bulb! I can stare at it for hours, not really but it is pretty awesome.
It’s very flexible and it holds it’s shape.
Expand to fit around the base of the light.
The wire fits between these two!
Press the wire to form around the plastic base. It bends very easy.
While holding the outside with one hand, reach in through the wire strainer and screw the plastic bolt on. Be sure you catch the wire all the way around as you tighten. You can reshape the cage after it is tightened. It looks small but my had fit inside 🙂
Make one: Farmhouse Industrial Cage Light
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12 thoughts on “Industrial Cage Light Bulb Cover”
Your light fixture looks fabulous Debbie! very cool and industrial all at the same time.
You gave done it this time!! Excellent, excellent creation. I’m on my way to find the screen now. Literally! I can’t afford the expensive light cord, so I am going to use the $5.00 from you-know-where!
That bulb! All sorts of awesome.
Clever DIY, inspirational. I would tweak it in two ways, just to be safe from cuts and shocks but the idea is definitely genius!
Well – how cool is that! I kept wondering what the cage was made out of – I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a “gutter strainer” ha, ha! We definitely know the Lowe’s products after this project! It was fun partying with you on this project!
OK I am confused did i miss something on the light socket and wire, is it all one piece or is it two separate pieces?? And is it easy to find in the electric dept. I think I just found the pendant lights for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!
I seriously want this for our bedroom. It looks great and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing, my friend.
Debbie, your industrial cage light is fabulous beyond words! I love the look of the cage as a lamp ‘shade’… I even love the cord draped over the antlers. Aw heck, I love everything about it! Well done, my friend!!