YES friends! I have been busy the past week working on updating our butler’s pantry, SLASH, laundry room into a more chic and farmhouse style space. But before I finish my other list of updates in there, can I just show you how to turn a cake carrier into a chandelier?
I’ve been wanting to replace that light in there since the day we moved in. But I didn’t want to rush into it plus we have like 1000 other updates and projects we need to work on that were higher priority.
Since I couldn’t live with the way it looked in there anymore, I started adding to my notes, visualizing, and planning the changes I wanted to make.
For the light fixture, I wanted something that was totally different and that would give a nice glow in there. Day or night!
On a recent trip to our local antique shop, I came across some adorable cake carrier covers. You know those old- vintagey-metal ones? They had 3 of them.
Two were identical. The other was so cute but was taller than what I was looking for.
(Funny thing is that the old counters in there were the same color as this cake cover! Lol. There was a plan to paint it at first but the more I looked at that yellow, I decided to leave it as is.)
I went back a second time to pick up that cake cover. After I had found the light fixture that was the right size, height and weight that would fit. Leave it to me to use a cake cover as a light fixture. I’ve done it before! Thinking outside the box is one of my favorite things to do. Especially when I see something I fall in love with!
How to turn a cake carrier into a chandelier
After cleaning it and removing the porcelain knob, I drilled a larger hole to fit the wiring.
My initial plan of using this ceiling medallion didn’t work out because of the size of the opening.
I had to use an antique wooden cabinet door. One that I’ve used for wall art. to attach to the ceiling to cover the ginormous hole that was made to fit the old light fixture.
When I can get better pictures and I finish updating this space, I will share more. I can’t wait.
For now, I am in love with the shimmer that the crystals reflect on the walls and how this fixture turned out! One of my faves that we’ve done!
Think outside the box cause there’s lots of treasures to be found out there and lots of things to re-purpose.
The total fixture was less than $40! I can live with that!
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You are so awesome! Love your posts & creativity!