DIY Farmhouse Light Fixture
A lightbulb went off (literally) when I saw this wire basket at a recent barn sale. It was the perfect shape to become a farmhouse style light fixture for my kitchen window.
With the right kit, this became a really simple project.
You'll need a wire basket. Make sure it has a hole in the bottom so that the wiring can get through.
Then head to your local big box store and get one of these - a mini pendant kit. We tried to do it with just a socket kit and some oversized washers. Don't bother. This is the way to go.
The kit comes with everything you need - a pre-wired socket, a bracket to hold the bulb in place, the ceiling plate and supports. You'll also need one of these industrial looking bulbs, officially known as an Edison single wire bulb - this gives it a vintage look.
Follow the instructions - but it's so simple. Hang it like a normal fixture. And there you go - an easy wire basket light fixture in less than half an hour.
Enjoyed the project?
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published July 17th, 2014 8:02 AM
Join the conversation
2 of 27 comments
Heather (New House New Home) on Aug 03, 2017They sound perfect!
Dus9776494 on Sep 28, 2022
Love the look.Thats what I will be doing tomorrow changing my light fixture out .I do have a unrelated question did you make your valance or buy it ? I love that patern and have been looking for something just like that but can't find it .
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?