Friday, April 30, 2010

Anthropologie Lamp

For a while now I have been waiting for Anthropologie to mark down this wonderful lamp.  I love the lamp but I really didn’t want to spend $148 on it.  Have I mentioned that I am cheap thrifty?

It’s still not on sale so I was super excited when I saw that Ashley Ann, of Ashley Ann Photography, had taken on a project to recreate this unique pendant light.  This is her version of it.

She did a great tutorial on it.  (Side Note: I love everything Ashley Ann does.  I think she's amazing.  I completely blame her for starting my own blog.) Check her out her blog for the tutorial, her beautiful photographs, her adorable babies, DIY and more.

My neighbor, Alanna, found a great egg basket for me at our antiquing excursion this past weekend. It was perfect for the Anthropologie knock-off re-creation!  Here are some pictures of my final version and along the way.

These were white and I spray painted them with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.

And the final product.

Before                                              After
 

I love how much brighter the hallway now looks.  


I haven't forgotten about the freebie find I mentioned earlier this week.  It just needs to be "tweaked" before the reveal and I haven't had time to do that just yet.


Have a radiant weekend!

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AshleyAnn said...

I love it...old egg baskets are the best! Thanks for sharing it! Thanks for the crazy kind words about my blog...glad you started one!

Suzanne said...

This is so stinking cute! I just got an egg basket for mother's day, and it's going to be a light fixture by this weekend!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wonderful Knock-off. I am in love with the original too, but would never pay that much money for it! Good on you to find your own solution.l

Joselyn said...

Just as charming as the original!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh my gosh! This turned out so great! I love the pattern on the ceiling. It's soooo pretty.

The Ware's said...

I know what I'm doing for my entry way now! Thanks!!

Little Lovables said...

It looks great! I love the wired look.

Christine said...

I am in love with this project! Great job!

justtherightangle said...

This is so cute! I love using industrial stuff, and this is such a neat idea! Great work!
-Arielle

Remodelaholic said...

I found your awesome project from another blog who was inspired by you! I love this project, I feature great DIY projects on my blog and was wondering if you would be interested in being featured. Let me know! ( just send me an email and we can go from there)

Have a great long weekend!

ToadMama said...

Your version of the lamp is way cooler than the Anthropologie one!

Katie said...

Love that! So unique!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

OMG I totally did just about the SAME EXACT project in my home! Used the same paint and everything. Saw Ashley Ann's post on her blog and found a cool, similar light fixture and used the same light kit (I think). Go fig! I love the scale of yours better than mine. It looks great and I love the pattern it makes on the ceiling!