The Radio Cabinet Redo, part 2 is going to have to wait until Monday. Someone (not naming names) forgot to bring his tools home last night!
I considered using a serrated knife to cut the wood with but apparently that doesn't work so well? Hmm.
Hey, beavers use their teeth right? Maybe I should have gone that route.
Or maybe I can just learn to be patient.
So all of you have seen this, I'm assuming. It's in the drop dead gorgeous funnel section of Flea Market Style Magazine.
I have been drooling over this since I first saw it. It's industrial. It's farmhouse-y, its galvanized. It's not 600.00.
I decided to make my own version this past week, and I only spent 20.00!
First of all, I found an old funnel. This was the only part that was challenging! I ended up scoring one on ebay for 3.00... it's actually an old fuel filter. It still had a screen in it, so I just took a pair of snips and some pliers and pulled it right out!
Then I bought a mini pendant light kit. I looked all over for a wiring kit but no such luck. The mini pendant kits are 17.00 at Lowes. Home Depot has some, but they're very modern looking, and not as easy.
The pendant kit I got was black, but for some reason has a picture of a silver one on the front. Interesting.
At the top of the pendant, unscrew the bolts, and take off the top. Thread your wires through the opening on the funnel, and then put the top back on. You can put a little silicon on the bottom part so that it adheres to the funnel, but I just left mine loose so that if I ever wanted to change it, I could.
Here's what the inside of the funnel should look like...
Now you're ready to just screw in your lightbulb, wire it in, and go!
My 20.00 funnel light...love it!
Well, I am off to put some music on the old ipod for the market tomorrow! I can't believe it's here already!!! Expect a fun post coming soon!!