Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Industrial Light Cage Junk Project.
Do you ever find yourself gravitating towards the same junk? Okay, this is my third project using the same piece of junk...I can't help myself! I love industrial light cages!
Last June in my Country Home Cool Junk column I used these cool little buggers as luminaries. I flipped the cage to sit on a table top, wrapped colorful bandanna print velum inside, and added a glass enclosed votive candle.
Several years ago, I attached light cages to railing posts to resemble hurricane candle holders. I inserted a sand filled jar into each cage and added a candle to light the path down to the lakefront.
I couldn't resist when I ran across a bunch of light cages at Svinga Brothers Salvage a few months back. Since everything at salvage yards is typically purchased by weight...they were only a few bucks a piece. Yippee!
I bet you are thinking I could insert jars filled with flowers or candles for a stunning centerpiece. Why not organize my pens, markers scissors, string, etc. in my office or craft room? I decided to have a picnic! Fill the light cages with condiments and jars of silverware. Clever?
It was very simple to assemble. Overall finished dimensions are 18" high x 10" across at the base. I made a cross base, however just about any shape will work as long as it is sturdy. I glued and screwed a 1 and 1/2" square post to the base.
I screwed each cage (through existing holes) to each side of the post, tiering aproximately 3" apart.
Can't get any easier than that!
Recognize the flour sack I picked up for a buck at Renninger's Mt. Dora Extravaganza? I knew it would come in handy.
I know you are waiting to see my next project. The paint is now dry. I just need a model. Working on that! I can't wait to start on the ugly light fixture project!
Check out the Gallery to see the winner of the Good Junk Seal of Approval! You must visit Heather's website!